Microsoft revealed today that Windows Defender stopped a massive malware distribution campaign that attempted to infect over 400,000 users with a cryptocurrency miner during a 12-hour period on March 6, 2018. The Redmond-based OS maker attributes the detections to computers infected with the Dofoil malware —also known as Smoke Loader— a popular malware downloader.
The UK government has announced guidelines to make internet-connected devices safer to use following a spate of security breaches.It includes moves to make sure passwords are unique and not resettable to a factory default and that sensitive data transmitted via apps is encrypted.
A stolen external hard drive has led to the personal information of more than 15,000 people formerly and currently associated with California State University at Fresno athletic department.
U.K. police tried DDoS style attacks to disrupt service on suspected drug dealer’s phones in cases where they couldn’t prosecute but were looking to interfere with the drug trade.
Security researchers have discovered android devices carrying an extremely dangerous Trojan called Triada, which has the capabilities to perform various malicious activities without the user even knowing.
Researchers have discovered that there are 34,200 vulnerable contracts that if exposed, can be used to steal Ether and steal and freeze assets. A scan of nearly one million Ethereum smart contracts has identified 34,200 vulnerable contracts that can be exploited to steal Ether, and even freeze or delete assets in contracts the attackers don’t own.