A week in security (April 26 – May 2)

A roundup of the previous week’s most interesting security stories alongside the very best of our own research, from April 26 to May 2.

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Resident Evil 8 just the latest game plagued by fake demos and early access scams

We look at the rise in video game scams promising early access to upcoming titles, but delivering nothing but phishing and malware

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REvil ransomware’s calling, and it’s not good news

REvil ransomware, also known as Sodinokibi, has deployed a new telephone-based tactic to convince victims to pay up.

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Defending online anonymity and speech with Eva Galperin: Lock and Code S02E03

On Lock and Code, we talk to Eva Galperin, director of cybersecurity for EFF, about the importance of defending online anonymity and speech.

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What Google learned from 1 billion evil email scams

Google teamed up with researchers from Stanford University to analyse 5 months worth of mails. This is what they found.

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A week in security (February 1 – February 7)

A roundup of cybersecurity news from February 1 – 7, including a barcode scanner’s infections and browser sync risks

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Cleaning up after Emotet: the law enforcement file

Following global law enforcement action to take over the Emotet botnet, a special update is being sent to clean up infected machines.

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