Falsely labeled squid snacks were seized in Cambodia. I don’t know what food product it really was. As usual, you can also use this squid post to talk about the security stories in the news that I haven’t covered.
US-based movie company Voltage Pictures is using a reverse class action in Canada, hoping to obtain settlements from alleged pirates. The case requires Internet provider Rogers to expose many alleged pirates, but the ISP wants $100 per hour to make this happen.
In the aftermath of recent fires in California, Spain and Portugal, hurricanes in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico, and recent earthquakes in Mexico and on the Iran-Iraq border, there has been a global uptick in the number of phishing scams aimed at stealing personal data and money.
The world’s largest spam botnet, Necurs, is delivering a new version of the Scarab ransomware. The campaign started at 07:30 UTC on Thanksgiving Day. By 13:30 UTC, security firm Forcepoint had already blocked more than 12.5 million Necurs emails. The new campaign was also noted by F-Secure.
Next time you visit a popular website imagine that your arrival on the site coincides with the arrival of a film crew at whatever home, office, coffee shop or bus stop you happen to be occupying. Your head and hands are out of shot but every mouse wobble, scroll, click and keystroke is recorded.
The biggest hurdle to catching cybercriminals is usually that they are hard to identify or connect to alleged crimes. Sometimes, a suspect is identified but nobody knows where they are.
Copyright holders have asked South African lawmakers to include tough anti-piracy measures in the upcoming Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill. Among other things, they want ISPs to police pirate sites and send warnings to copyright-infringing subscribers.