A week in security (July 22 – 28)

The latest cybersecurity news for the week of July 22–28. We look at Phobos ransomware, stalkerware’s similarities to parental monitoring apps, and the investigation into Malaysian Airlines Flight 17.

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FaceApp scares point to larger data collection problems

The blowback against FaceApp—for which data the company can collect and how it can use that data—is a bit overblown. Countless American companies do the exact same thing today.

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Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 investigation shows Russian disinformation campaigns have global reach

In June, investigators released a warrant to arrest Russian and Ukrainian nationals for shooting down Malaysian Airlines Flight 17. However, Russian disinformation campaigns have spread about the true cause of the fight’s demise. How can we separate fact from fiction and protect against fake news?

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New Flash Player zero-day used against Russian facility

An APT group is using a new Flash Player zero-day that was used a lure targeting a Russian-based clinic

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Information operations on Twitter: new data released on election tampering

New information released by Twitter sheds fresh light on the various professional troll campaigns deployed alongside the 2016 presidential elections.

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World Cup 2018: malware attacks gunning for goal

The World Cup is in full swing, and attackers are busy both on and off the pitch. Which of the competing nations are under fire from malware authors? Who is sailing through qualifying rounds mostly untouched? What are the most popular threats in the midst of the biggest footballing nations? Read on to find out.

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World Cup 2018: malware attacks gunning for goal

The World Cup is in full swing, and attackers are busy both on and off the pitch. Which of the competing nations are under fire from malware authors? Who is sailing through qualifying rounds mostly untouched? What are the most popular threats in the midst of the biggest footballing nations? Read on to find out.

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Perspectives on Russian hacking

Malware research analyst Chris Boyd recently had an in-depth chat with SCMagazine about Russian hacking, malware, and social engineering. Here, he summarizes some of the key findings from his discussion and the other researchers interviewed.

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