Microsoft will stop using e-mail to deliver its security notification service after Canada imposed some of the world’s toughest anti-spam laws, according to Computerworld.
Hackers have mined more than 500 million DogeCoins by exploiting a vulnerability in some Synology's network attached storage systems, according to PCMag's SecurityWatch. All mined DogeCoins are said to be worth over $600.000. The affected systems display certain lags and spikes in CPU usage.
Some 680,000 votes from an online democracy poll on the upcoming Hong Kong elections were declared invalid after the “biggest DDoS attack in the history," according to The Register.
Code Spaces closed after a 12-hour DDoS attack and extortion attempt, the Code-hosting service said on its website.
The Microsoft Malware Protection Engine faces a security vulnerability that exposes several Microsoft antimalware products to denial-of-service attacks, according to a Microsoft advisory.
The records of 600,000 customers of pizza chain Domino’s in France and Belgium are exploited by hackers asking for money to restore sensitive information, according to the threatpost.com.
Two Russian men have been accused of using Apple devices to extort money, the Russian Ministry announced in a press release.
An XSS vulnerability in TweetDeck, a Twitter application, has been exploited in an attack, according to The BBC.
A new banking Trojan nicknamed Pandemiya is being promoted in hacker forums and underground online markets as an alternative to the infamous Zeus, according to an RSA blog post. The source code, which includes 25,000 lines of original code written in C language, is retailed at around $1,500, the RSA Security’s Fraud Action team says.
The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has officially joined Twitter and Facebook, according to Hackread.
The official websites in Uganada of the Unites States Embassy (http://washington.mofa.go.ug), the Russian Embassy (http://moscow.mofa.go.ug), the Australian Embassy (http://canberra.mofa.go.ug), the German Embassy (http://berlin.mofa.go.ug) and the Embassy of the United Kingdom (http://london.mofa.go.ug) have been defaced by notorious Syrian hacker Dr.SHA6H, according to a PasteBin post.
Access points and Android devices using libraries linked to vulnerable versions of OpenSSL are affected by the Heartbleed bug, according to The Register.