Hackers are leveraging an IIS 6.0 vulnerability to take over Windows servers and install a malware strain that mines the Electroneum cryptocurrency.
Microsoft issued today an out-of-band security update for 64-bit versions of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.
Windows Server, Apache Solr, and Redis servers have been targeted this week by cyber-criminals looking to take over unpatched machines and install malware that mines cryptocurrency (known as a coinminer).
Today Microsoft released Windows Server Insider Preview Build 16278 to Windows Insiders. This build is the last Server build that will be released before the Ignite conference at the end of September, where the official Windows Server Version 1709 will be released. While there are no new features released as part of this build.
In two blog posts today, Microsoft announced it issued new security patches for Windows XP users to protect them against "potential nation-state activity" that could cause "destructive cyber attacks" similar to the WannaCry outbreak that hit users last month.
Cyber-security firm enSilo has released a patch for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 that will protect against attacks via ESTEEMAUDIT, a hacking tool dumped online by the Shadow Brokers last month, and allegedly developed by the NSA.