Last week, Malwarebytes Labs took readers on a brief tour of some of the world’s most notable data privacy laws, explored how gamers can protect themselves against cyberthreats, and offered thoughts about the reports that a 23-year-old Chinese woman gained access to President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort while carrying four cellphones, a hard drive, a laptop, and a thumb drive that was “infected” with malware.
We also provided an in-depth look into the importance of cybersecurity in critical public infrastructure, like water management plants and power plants.
Other cybersecurity news
- Electronic Frontier Foundation cybersecurity director Eva Galperin teamed up with Kaspersky Labs to stop the spread of “spouseware” and “stalkerware.” (Soure: Wired)
- Less than two weeks after reportedly leaving hundreds of millions of user passwords accessible to employees, Facebook was caught asking for users’ email account passwords. (Source: The Daily Beast)
- Less than one day after Facebook was caught asking for users’ email account passwords, it ended the practice. (Source: Engadget)
- Turning up the heat on social media companies everywhere, Australia passed a law that would punish companies for failing to quickly remove “abhorrent violent material” from their platforms. (Source: The New York Times)
- Cybersecurity researchers discovered that the antivirus software pre-installed on Xiaomi smartphones could actually be exploited to compromise the devices. (Source: The Hacker News)
- Israeli researchers revealed vulnerabilities in medical scanning equipment by successfully adding fraudulent tumors to CT or MRI scans. (Source: The Washington Post)
- Pharmaceutical giant Bayer contained a cyberattack that it said resembled other attacks carried out by the Chinese group “Wicked Panda.” (Source: Reuters)
- The fingerprint scanner on Samsung’s latest flagship phone was tricked by a 3D-printed fingerprint. (Source: Bleeping Computer)
- Net Neutrality activist and Fight for the Future deputy director Evan Greer released her punk folk album “She/her/they/them.” (Source: Motherboard)
Stay safe, everyone!