Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we took readers through a deep dive—way down the rabbit hole—into the novel malware called “Hidden Bee.” We also looked at the potential impact of a government agency’s privacy framework, and delivered to readers everything they needed to know about ATM attacks and fraud. Lastly, amidst continuing news about the City of Baltimore suffering a ransomware attack, we told readers what they should do to prepare themselves against similar threats.
Other cybersecurity news
- Google Cloud and Google Compute Engine outages in the United States took down G Suite, Gmail, and YouTube for many individuals. (Source: Bleeping Computer)
- Encrypted email service ProtonMail denied claims that it was working with Swiss authorities to offer real-time surveillance of its users. (Source: HackRead)
- Cybersecurity researchers claimed that up to 2.3 billion files are floating around in cyber space, completely exposed. (Source: Dark Reading)
- Upon finding a digital forensics tool in a thrift store, one computer hobbyist decided to use the data-transfer device for something different: to install and play the hit first-person shooter, “Doom.” (Source: Motherboard.)
- Google reportedly plans to stop several ad blockers from effectively working with its Chrome web browser. (Source: 9to5Google)
- News aggregation app Flipboard confirmed it suffered two hacks in the past year, potentially compromising users’ actual names, account names, email addresses, and encrypted passwords. (Source: Forbes)
- GandCrab ransomware is reportedly shutting down after having raked in $2.5 billion for its malicious creators and distributors. (Source: Bleeping Computer)
- Google and Amazon are facing new investigations from the US Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission. (Source: The New York Times).
- Is your mobile device’s password “1234”? Or what about “4321”? If so—or if it is any of these other top 20 common device passcodes—change it today. (Source: Cult of Mac)
Stay safe, everyone!