Fake Instagram assistance apps found on Google Play are stealing passwords

Credit to Author: Nathan Collier| Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2019 17:40:55 +0000

We all want those Instagram likes and followers. But what if the app that’s supposed to be assisting you is also stealing your username and password? As a matter of fact, that’s exactly what we found in three fake Instagram assistance apps found on Google Play.

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What is personal information? In legal terms, it depends

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2019 17:03:02 +0000

What exactly is the “personal information” that companies need to legally protect? Learn which data points organizations need to secure, from Social Security numbers to olfactory, smell-based data (!), to comply with the law.

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Who is managing the security of medical management apps?

Credit to Author: Kacy Zurkus| Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2019 15:00:00 +0000

Because medical records are such a lucrative data set, attackers often target the healthcare industry, seeking out and eventually finding the weakest link in the supply chain. That’s why it’s important for stakeholders to consider the broader implications of cybersecurity weaknesses in medical management apps. But who should be held responsible?

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Say hello to Baldr, a new stealer on the market

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Tue, 09 Apr 2019 15:00:13 +0000

Baldr is a new stealer that is being actively developed and distributed. Will it be able to compete in this crowded arena?

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A week in security (April 1 – 7)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 08 Apr 2019 15:52:47 +0000

A roundup of cybersecurity news from April 1–7, including global data privacy laws, water plant cybersecurity, and the mysterious story of a 23-year-old woman’s visit to the Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.

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The global data privacy roadmap: a question of risk

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Tue, 02 Apr 2019 15:00:00 +0000

For any American company taking steps outside the US market, global data privacy compliance is a question of risk versus reward.

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Compromising vital infrastructure: water management

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Mon, 01 Apr 2019 15:00:00 +0000

Water management is an essential part of our infrastructure. Loss of it can lead to service outages, diseases, and famine. So the cybersecurity should be top notch.

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A week in security (March 25 – 31)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 01 Apr 2019 08:24:19 +0000

A roundup of news stories from March 25 – 31, including phishing, hacking, Government studies, mobile dangers on official stores and more.

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Awakening the beast: BatMobi adware

Credit to Author: Nathan| Date: Fri, 29 Mar 2019 15:00:00 +0000

BatMobi is an Advertisement Software Developer Kit (Ad SDK) that was once clean and safe to use, but suddenly began serving adware in January. Learn more about this elusive threat, including how to clean it off pre-installed apps on mobile devices.

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