Another week, another round-up of news and breaking stories!
On the Malwarebytes Unpacked blog, I looked at some phone numbers in circulation tied to so-called “Vishing” scams. This is where a scammer uses the telephone to phish user details from an unsuspecting victim, often with dire financial consequences.
Finally, we dug into some of the scare messages you might see on your travels while using an Android device.
Notable news stories:
- Using Wi-Fi to survive the zombie apocalypse. Also helpful: being called Daryl and / or owning books written by Max Brooks.
- Third-party Snapchat site claims photos were hacked from server. This one is still unfolding and more details are sure to emerge, but a large leak of photographs the picture takers assumed would vanish after a short space of time is never going to end well.
- What is your E-Book reader doing? You may want to check out the EULA before firing it up, and making sure you’re comfortable with data sent and received.
- Dairy Queen hit by Backoff Malware. Yet another attack involving credit and debit cards being compromised. Backoff Malware has been a problem for some time now, and will no doubt appear again in some future breach.