Sony has released firmware updates that remove a remotely exploitable backdoor account from 80 models of IP and security cameras.
The Canadian government is asking citizens for their feedback on several privacy and cyber-security topics, as part of a public consultation period for upcoming changes to Canada's national security framework.
An unknown hacker has supposedly breached video sharing platform DailyMotion and stolen details for 87.6 million accounts, belonging to approximately 85 million users, according to data breach index website LeakedSource.
Once again, the developers of the Locky Ransomware have decided to change the extension of encrypted files. This time, the ransomware developers moved away from Norse gods and into Egyptian mythology by using the .osiris extension for encrypted files.
Over the last two weeks, the Kelihos spam botnet has been busy spreading the latest version of the Shade ransomware (also known as Troldesh), which now appends the ".no_more_ransom" extension at the end of each encrypted file.
A judge in New York has sentenced Dariusz J. Prugar, 32, of Syracuse, New York, to two years in prison for hacking his former employee, Pa Online, an internet service provider (ISP) formerly located in Enola, Pennsylvania.
Since November 23, an unidentified group has been using a massive botnet to launch large DDoS attacks on a daily basis, targeting a small number of targets concentrated on the US west coast.
Crooks are spreading Android malware disguised as a one-time password (OTP) generator app for banking apps that steals the user's banking credentials and then installs the TeamViewer QuickSupport app to allow attackers to take over the victim's phone.
Two researchers have found a way to bypass the Apple Activation Lock on both iPhones and iPads, running the two most recent versions of iOS, 10.1 and 10.1.1.
Lots of small ransomware infections / screenlockers this week, but no major infections were discovered. Thankfully, security researchers were able to create a bunch of decryptors and make them available for victim's to recover their files. Of particular note was the San Francisco MTA getting hit hard by the HDDCryptor ransomware.
Unidentified hackers have stolen $31 million (₽2 billion) from customer accounts at Russia's Central Bank, but officials have managed to recover $26 million (₽1.66 billion) from the stolen funds, said the bank in a report released today.
Nearly 6,700 online stores running on top of the Magento platform are infected with the Visbot malware that hides on web servers, steals credit card information, encrypts it, hides it inside an image, and sends the encrypted credit card data to a crook's servers afterward.
WordPress creator and Automattic founder Matt Mullenweg announced today that upcoming versions of the WordPress CMS would include features that would require hosts to support HTTPS.
Over 100,000 UK Internet customers had connectivity problems over the weekend, with most of the affected users being clients of the UK Postal Office, TalkTalk, and Kcom ISPs.
Scientists and medical professionals published a research paper in which they detailed a simple and inexpensive approach to creating a device that can be used to hack Implantable Cardiac Defibrillators (ICDs), also referred to as pacemakers.
Version 55.0.2883.75 of Google Chrome was released today, which fixes 26 reported vulnerabilities and others discovered internally by Google. Unfortunately, at this time the severity of these vulnerabilities are not known, but based on the bounty rewards, at least 5 of them could be remote execution or XSS vulnerabilities.
Law enforcement agencies and Internet companies from across the globe have worked together to take down one of the largest cyber-crime networks ever discovered in the past decade. Their efforts resulted in the arrest of five suspects, searchers at 37 locations, the seizure of 37 servers, and the takedown of 221 other servers.
A judge in Atlanta, Georgia, has sentenced Aaron James Glende, a hacker known as IcyEagle, to four years and two months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for selling access to stolen bank accounts and others, via the AlphaBay Dark Web marketplace.