A week in security (February 1 – February 7)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 08 Feb 2021 16:15:49 +0000

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we dug into a load of security events. We first peered into how Fonix ransomware was giving up the ghost, swearing off a life of crime and even apologizing for past actions. We looked at a credit card skimmer that found opportunity in the latest Magento 1 hacking spree, we warned about the risks of browser sync, and we pondered whether or not real identities make social media safer (spoiler alert: they do not).

Finally, in capping off a busy week, we uncovered a barcode scanner that infected 10 million users with one update, and we wrote about an Android emulator that was abused to introduce malware onto PCs.

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Stay safe, everyone!

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