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Week in security (April 09 – April 15)

Last week, we took a look at a malware-campaign called FakeUpdates, methods to use secure instant messaging, the inner workings of a decryption tool, and some Facebook spam campaigns.

We also published our first quarterly Malwarebytes Labs CTNT report of 2018.

Other news

  • A security researcher discovered a flaw in P.F.Changs Rewards website. (Source: [email protected])
  • Security Consultant Xavier Mertens described a suspicious use of certutil.exe. (Source: InfoSec Handlers Diary Blog)
  • A significant number of Cisco devices belonging to organizations in Russia and Iran were hacked by a group calling itself JHT. (Source: The Hacker News)
  • Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg spoke at a joint hearing of the US Senate judiciary and commerce committees in Washington, DC. (Source: siliconrepublic)
  • A vulnerability in Microsoft Outlook allowed hackers to steal a user’s Windows password. (Source: ThreatPost)
  • A malware gang is going for identity theft and phony tax refunds by targeting CPAs. (Source: Krebs on Security)
  • Researchers sinkholed the infamous EITest infection chain. (Source: SecurityWeek)
  • A Microsoft network engineer was charged with money laundering linked to Reveton computer ransomware. (Source: SunSentinel)
  • Intel has addressed a vulnerability in the configuration of several CPU series that allow an attacker to alter the behavior of the chip’s SPI Flash memory. (Source: Bleeping Computer)
  • An old and flawed Javascript crypto-library could allow Bitcoin theft. (Source: The Register)

Stay safe, everyone!

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Peter Glock
Over 30 years of designing, building and managing telecoms and IT services. Primarily working with large enterprise and professional services businesses in Asia, North America, continental Europe and the UK. Information security professional, secret physics nerd.

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