Latest news from Naked Security (2019/03/13)

“FINAL WARNING” email – have they really hacked your webcam?

In the last 24 hours, SophosLabs received 1,700 samples of just one new sextortion campaign. Good news? It’s all a pack of lies. Don’t reply. Don’t engage.

Chrome will soon block drive-by-download malvertising

A new Chrome feature hopes to choke off one of the most malicious forms of malware infection: drive-by advertising downloads.

Update now! WordPress abandoned cart plugin under attack

Hackers have been spotted targeting websites running unpatched versions of the WordPress plugin Abandoned Cart for WooCommerce.

Misconfigured Box accounts leak terabytes of companies’ sensitive data

Easily guessable URLs led to what should have been big companies’ very private data. Even Box itself was found to be exposing folders.

New bill would give parents an ‘Eraser Button’ to delete kids’ data

The COPPA overhaul would ban targeting ads at kids under 13 and ad targeting based on race, socioeconomics or geolocation on kids under 15.