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This Week in Security News: Google Faces Privacy Lawsuit Over Tracking Users in Incognito Mode and TrickBot Adds Enterprise-grade Module to Malware Arsenal
Welcome to our weekly roundup, where we share what you need to know about the cybersecurity news and events that happened over the past few days. This week, learn about a new module for the infamous trojan known as TrickBot that has been deployed. Also, read about Google’s $5 billion class-action lawsuit over claims that it has been collecting people’s browsing information when using the incognito browsing mode.
No Entry: How Attackers Can Sneak Past Facial Recognition Devices
Now more than ever, businesses are looking into contactless entry solutions, turning to edge devices that use facial recognition or small devices like radio-frequency identification cards. These devices serve as the first line of defense for keeping intruders out of offices, which can be subject to many different types of attacks. In this blog, Trend Micro analyzes the different ways an intruder can trick or hack into facial recognition access control devices.
Cloud Security and Data Protection: What Enterprises Need to Know
Data security is rarely the first consideration when choosing a public cloud service provider. That is changing, though, because of the rise of tougher rules, regulations, and standards aimed at protecting consumer privacy. In this article, Mark Nunnikhoven, vice president of cloud research at Trend Micro, shares his thoughts on what enterprises need to know about cloud security and data protection.
Lemon Duck Cryptominer Spreads Through Covid-19 Themed Emails
In a recent campaign, Trend Micro came across a PowerShell script (mailer script) that distributes the Lemon Duck cryptominer through a new propagation method: Covid-19-themed emails with weaponized attachments. These emails are delivered to all Microsoft Outlook contacts of the user of a compromised machine, as similarly observed by SANS Internet Storm Center.
TrickBot Adds BazarBackdoor to Malware Arsenal
A new module for the infamous trojan known as TrickBot has been deployed: A stealthy backdoor that researchers call “BazarBackdoor.” The binary was first spotted being delivered as part of a phishing campaign that began in March, according to Panda Security. The campaign used the legitimate marketing platform Sendgrid to reach targets in a mass-mailing fashion.
Factory Security Problems from an IT Perspective (Part 3): Practical Approach for Stable Operation
This article is the last in a three-part series discussing the challenges IT departments face when they are tasked with overseeing cybersecurity in factories and implementing measures to overcome those challenges. For strong factory security, Trend Micro recommends three measures: network separation, layer-optimized measures, and integrated management of these elements. In this third article, Trend Micro explains this concrete approach to security.
Zoom Patches Two Serious Vulnerabilities Found by Cisco Researchers
Members of Cisco’s Talos threat intelligence and research group have identified two vulnerabilities in the Zoom client application that can allow a remote attacker to write files to the targeted user’s system and possibly achieve arbitrary code execution. The vulnerabilities, tracked as CVE-2020-6109 and CVE-2020-6110, are both rated high severity.
#LetsTalkSecurity: Ghost in the Machine
This Week, Rik Ferguson, vice president of security research at Trend Micro, hosted the fourth episode of #LetsTalkSecurity featuring guest Joe Slowik, USN Vet, Adversary Hunter, and Digital Sanitation Engineer with a focus on ICS. Check out this week’s episode and follow the link to find information about upcoming episodes and guests.
Google Faces Privacy Lawsuit Over Tracking Users in Incognito Mode
Google faces a $5 billion class-action lawsuit over claims that it has been collecting people’s browsing information without their knowledge when using the incognito browsing mode that is meant to keep their online activities private. The lawsuit, filed in the federal court in San Jose, California, alleges that Google compiles user data through Google Analytics, Google Ad Manager and other applications and website plug-ins, including smartphone apps, regardless of whether users click on Google-supported ads.
Barcode Reader Apps on Google Play Found Using New Ad Fraud Technique
Trend Micro recently saw two barcode reader apps in Google Play, together downloaded more than a million times, that started showing unusual behavior (detected as AndroidOS_HiddenAd.HRXJA). This includes behavior that can be seen even when the user is not actively using the phone.
Email Scammer Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Texas Firms Out of More Than $500,000
A 64-year-old man has admitted his role in an email-based fraud scheme that relied on spoofed email addresses to con two companies out of more than $500,000. Kenety Kim, or Myung Kim, pleaded guilty Tuesday in a Texas court to conspiracy to commit money laundering as part his role in a business email compromise scheme.
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