An Amazon S3 bucket containing the personal details of over 198 million Americans was left exposed online with no protection, according to UpGuard, a cyber-security whose researchers came across the database last week.
A vulnerability nicknamed "Stack Clash" allows an attacker to gain root privileges on a UNIX system and take over vulnerable machines.
Simple statistics can tell you a lot about the state of security in a market niche. For example, if we'd said that just five passwords would grant you access to 10% of all the IoT devices available online, you'd be right to feel concerned.
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Low-income families from Rhode Island are giving up their privacy for the sake of receiving a school-issued laptop to aid children in their studies, according to a report released by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) last week.
Security researchers from Pen Test Partners have discovered a new vulnerability that could allow the Mirai IoT worm to survive between device reboots, allowing the creation of a permanent IoT botnet.
A recent surge in Android banking malware can be traced back to December 2016, when a malware coder under the name of Maza-in uploaded a tutorial on how to build Android malware on an underground hacking forum named Exploit.in.
Security researchers from PhishLabs have come across a new phishing trend that's targeting mobile device owners exclusively, with "the highest proportion of attacks" aimed at Facebook users.
Each day, countless of security researchers are fighting the good fight in an effort to help companies remove malware from infected computers and servers.
For the most part, mostly in-development ransomware released this week. No really major ransomware variants released that are much of a threat. The big news, though, is that Kaspersky was able to figure out how to crack the decryption for the Jaff Ransomware and release a free decryptor.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced this week that the FBI had arrested a Fresno man for uploading a pirated copy of the Deadpool movie on Facebook.
Daniel Devereux, 30, a British man calling himself "His Royal Gingerness" has been sentenced to 32 weeks in prison for hacking the websites of the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, and the website of the Norwich International Airport.