For around a week at the end of March, one of the many versions of the Mirai malware was spotted delivering a Bitcoin-mining module to its infected hosts, which typically are routers, DVRs, and IP cameras.
Security researchers from Symantec have tied the CIA hacking tools leaked by WikiLeaks last month to a cyber-espionage group responsible for at least 40 hacks in 16 countries.
A particular TP-Link router model will spew out its admin password in cleatext to anyone that sends an SMS message to the router's SIM card with a particular script inside, according to German security researcher Jan Hörsch.
Last week, the CA/Browser Forum voted to implement CAA mandatory checks before the issuance of new SSL/TLS certificates, as a measure to prevent the misissuance of HTTPS certificates.
Tens of thousands of fake listings are added to Google Maps each month, redirecting users to fraudulent websites selling phony or overpriced services, or part of some referral scam.
Spanish police arrested a Russian hacker in Barcelona on the behest of US authorities on suspicion of meddling in last year's US presidential election process.
A hacker, or group of hackers, has set off all 156 tornado sirens in the city of Dallas, Texas, on the night between Friday and Saturday, April 7 and 8.
Scientists have developed a new type of material that could be used in the future to create self-healing electronics, such as smartphones, batteries, speakers, robotics, and others.
Cyber-security firms McAfee and FireEye have both disclosed in-the-wild attacks with a new Microsoft Office zero-day that allows attackers to silently execute code on targeted machines and secretly install malware.
The Shadow Brokers (TSB) are back, and they've released the password for the rest of the hacking tools they claim to have stolen from the NSA last year.
The Ask.com search engine went through some sort of technical issue late last night, as its servers were exposing the internal Apache server status page, revealing recently processed search queries.
Microsoft is set to launch the Windows 10 Creators Update next week, on Tuesday, on April 11, at which time we'll have all the official details about the company's next major Windows 10 version. Until then, here's an unofficial changelog.
A Chinese company that manufactures white-labeled DVRs still hasn't patched a security flaw that's been targeted by IoT botnets for over a year.
The big news this week was the POC for a UEFI Ransomware presented at BlackHat Asia, Matrix Ransomware being distributed by RIG and having worm characteristics, and the joke ransomware called RensenWare that required a victim to get a very high score in a game to get a decryption key.
Today Microsoft released Insider Preview Build 16170 to PC insiders on the fast ring, As Microsoft just released the Creators Update, new builds won't have any big changes or features added for the near future. Microsoft also announced that they have officially launched the Windows Insider Program for Business.
The Matrix Ransomware gears up for higher distribution by using EITest, the Rig Exploit kit, while being able to spread to other computer through malicious shortcuts.
Google's recently launched video classification API is not as smart as people expected, according to new research published by a three-man team from the Univerisity of Washington.
A mini-controversy broke out this week in the infosec community after cyber-security firm CRITIFENCE led journalists and other security experts to believe that they've detected in-the-wild attacks with a new ransomware called ClearEnergy, specialized in targeting ICS/SCADA industrial equipment.
WikiLeaks dumped 27 documents today as part of the "Vault 7" series of leaked documents, which the organization claims to belong to the CIA.