SAMSAM ransomware is suspected to hit systems used by the city of Atlanta's local services, causing outages on customer facing applications, including some that customers may use to pay bills or access court-related information.
MIT's recent research delved into 126,000 stories tweeted by around 3 million accounts from 2006 to 2017 and found that fake news spread faster and were more likely to be retweeted than true stories. Read more
There has been a sudden surge of memcached servers being abused for DDoS attacks. Proof-of-concept exploit codes have been published, but mitigation techniques and an update from the service provider are also available. Read more
Researchers have discovered a vulnerability in the mail transfer agent (MTA) Exim. If exploited, attackers could execute arbitrary code on vulnerable servers remotely. Exim has already released a patch for this and urges everyone to update immediately. Read more
The city of Allentown in Pennsylvania was hit with a costly malware attack. Reports point to the long-running Emotet malware as the culprit. The attack forced city officials to shut down some critical systems, and will also cost the city an estimated US$1 mill Read more
Vulnerable enterprise servers are being compromised by individuals or groups looking for resources to mine cryptocurrency. The latest victims are automobile-maker Tesla and users of Jenkins servers. Read more
Users of a lightweight blogging platform maybe have had their database passwords exposed on a public log. This issue brings around DevOps concerns, as well as questions about data protection regulations and compliance. Read more