Peer-to-Peer Botnets Grow Larger, Make Takedown Harder

Peer-to-peer botnets have witnessed a dramatic surge over the past three years, but it appears the number of infected computers in these zombie networks is exceeding all expectations.

Ruby on Rails Critical Bug Now Exploited in the Wild; Servers Affected

A known critical flaw in Ruby on Rails (CVE-2013-0156) is currently exploited in the wild, although it was patched months ago. The flaw, originally reported in January, is currently abused by cyber-criminals to take control of still-vulnerable servers.

Sky's Android Apps, Twitter Account Hit by Syrian Hackers

Several Android apps of British company Sky and its Twitter account were hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army. The hackers posted a tweet, allegedly from the broadcaster, advising people to uninstall the official apps.

Twitter Announces Two-Factor Authentication

Twitter has introduced two-factor authentication by including mobile phones in users’ verification processes after a series of high-profile account hacks.

Bug in Linux Kernel can Elevate Users from Untrusted to Root in No Time

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.

Forum Flame Ends with ZPanel Website Takedown

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.

Hackers Steal $45 Million in Biggest Bank Robbery before Getting Arrested

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.

Febipos Trojan Hijacks Facebook Accounts, Microsoft Warns

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.

ColdFusion Bug Allows Full Access to Servers; No Patch Yet

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.

Google’s Glass Hacked

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.

US Department of Labor Website Hacked to Serve Malware

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.

Apache Web Servers Running on Linux Silently Backdoored

A new wave of attacks targeting Apache servers running on Linux has been spotted in the wild.