A flaw in the Linux kernel that can escalate users’ privileges to root has been discovered in the wild. The bug - a zero-day since January 2011 - affects Linux kernel versions 2.6.37 through 3.8.8 compiled with the CONFIG_PERF_EVENTS kernel configuration option.
An average flame on the ZPanel’s support forums has degenerated into a security incident that has rendered the company’s website inaccessible to customers as a precaution.
US police dismantled a gang of hackers that stole $45 million in fraudulent ATM withdrawals across the globe after eight suspects got arrested by New York authorities a few days back.
Several malicious browser extensions hijack Facebook accounts, posting and sharing messages on behalf of users, Microsoft warns. The company first discovered the threat in Brazil and detects it as Trojan:JS/Febipos.A.
A critical vulnerability in ColdFusion server software versions 10 and below has been identified in production environments. This flaw, also known as CVE-2013-3336, allows an attacker to remotely access files on the vulnerable server.
The Google Glass wearable computer was hacked to siphon video and audio data to anyone interested. By compromising the modified version of Android on the Glass, hackers can also hear and watch whatever the wearer is doing in real time.
The US Department of Labor website was hacked and used to disseminate malware by running malicious code that collected data from users and uploading it to a remote command-and-control server.
A new wave of attacks targeting Apache servers running on Linux has been spotted in the wild.
Spanish police arrested a Dutch hacker for allegedly breaching Spamhaus in the largest DDoS to date, according to the BBC. The 35-year-old man was handcuffed in Barcelona after a request from the Dutch public prosecutor.
China honored the World Intellectual Property Day by closing Silu HD and YYeTs, two Chinese web platforms known to distribute pirated movies and American TV shows, according to Techweb.
Two critical vulnerabilities have been discovered in Cisco’s enterprise-level router gear running the Cisco NX-OS.
A Java vulnerability patched by Oracle on April 16 is still being used by attackers in a campaign that spreads a new ransomware dubbed Reveton.
Syrian hackers hijacked the Twitter accounts of CBS programs “60 Minutes” and “48 Hours,” and posted fake messages about the US helping terrorists. The Syrian Electronic Army also infected the tweets with malicious links, according to All Things Digital.
Commercial routers were deemed vulnerable to authentication attacks that take complete control of router traffic.