In current times, the term may describe a person who attempts to gain unauthorized access to computers, with less than honorable intentions, or the person who counters the bad intentioned one. But, there is a pretty broad spectrum of hackers and a variety of motivations for hacking.
A new file-encrypting ransomware has been discovered that appears to be installed via targeted Remote Desktop or Terminal Service attacks. This ransomware, which we call LowLevel4, encrypts your data with AES encryption and then demands 4 Bitcoins to get your files back.
A new vulnerability has been disclosed for the QTS operating system used by QNAP storage devices. This vulnerability allows remote OSX users to potentially read and write arbitrary files on a QNAP device through the Apple Filing Protocol (AFP).