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FTC charged Avast with selling users’ browsing data to advertising companies

Security Affairs

The antivirus firm is accused of selling the data to advertising companies without user consent. According to the complaint, the cybersecurity firm was advertising its products as privacy-friendly. million and order to stop selling or licensing any web browsing data for advertising purposes. FTC will also fine Avast $16.5

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Ragnar Locker ransomware gang advertises Campari hack on Facebook

Security Affairs

?Ragnar Locker Ransomware operators have started to run Facebook advertisements to force their victims into paying the ransom. Ragnar Locker Ransomware operators are improving their extortion technique and started running Facebook advertisements to make pressure on their victims and force them to pay the ransom. 9, on Facebook. .

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Buying Campaign Contributions as a Hack

Schneier on Security

And one lucky donor, as his campaign advertised on Facebook, will have the chance to win a Yeti Tundra 45 cooler that typically costs more than $300—just for donating at least $1. A clever hack. It’s actually a pretty good idea. Probably the cheapest way to get the contributors he needs.

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Online Retail Hack

Schneier on Security

” Many of the minuscule objects aren’t clearly advertised. […] But there is no doubt some online sellers deliberately trick customers into buying smaller and often cheaper-to-produce items, Witcher said.

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BunnyLoader, a new Malware-as-a-Service advertised in cybercrime forums

Security Affairs

Zscaler ThreatLabz researchers discovered a new malware-as-a-service (MaaS) that is called BunnyLoader, which has been advertised for sale in multiple cybercrime forums since September 4, 2023. Cybersecurity researchers spotted a new malware-as-a-service (MaaS) called BunnyLoader that’s appeared in the threat landscape.

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Crooks impersonate brands using search engine advertisement services

Security Affairs

The FBI warns of cybercriminals using search engine advertisement services to impersonate brands and defraud users. The FBI is warning of cyber criminals using search engine advertisement services to impersonate brands and direct users to websites that were used to defraud users. ” reads the advisory published by the FBI.

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Microsoft fined €60 million in France for using advertising cookies without consent?

Security Affairs

France’s privacy watchdog fines €60 million Microsoft for using advertising cookies without explicit customer consent. France’s privacy watchdog fines €60 million Microsoft’s Ireland subsidiary for using advertising cookies without the explicit consent of its customers. SecurityAffairs – hacking, privacy).