Researchers are reporting data wiping attacks hitting openly accessible Hadoop and CouchDB deployments.
Facebook paid a $40,000 reward to a researcher after he warned the company that its servers were vulnerable to an exploit that had been known for months.
Oracle released its first batch of security patches this year fixing 270 vulnerabilities, mostly in business-critical applications.
A new study performed by cybersecurity firm Fallible on 16,000 Android applications revealed that around 2,500 had API keys and access tokens for third-party services hard-coded into them.
The popular Samsung SmartCam security cameras contain a critical remote code execution vulnerability that could allow hackers to gain root access and take full control of them.
After deleting data from thousands of publicly accessible MongoDB databases, ransomware groups have started doing the same with Elasticsearch clusters that are accessible from the Internet and are not properly secured.
GoDaddy, one of the world's largest domain registrars and certificate authorities, revoked almost 9,000 SSL certificates this week after it learned that its domain validation system has had a serious bug for the past five months.
Security researchers have found a new very well designed ransomware program dubbed Spora that can perform strong offline file encryption and brings several innovations to the ransom payments model.
Microsoft has released one of its smallest monthly patch bundles ever, with only three vulnerabilities fixed across its entire product portfolio.
Adobe Systems released security updates for its Flash Player, Adobe Reader, and Acrobat products fixing critical vulnerabilities that could allow attackers to install malware on computers.
A cyber sabotage program that wiped data from 30,000 computers at Saudi Arabia's national oil company in 2012 has now returned and is able to target server-hosted virtual desktops.
A security researcher developed a tool that can automatically detect sensitive access keys that were hard-coded inside software projects.
Groups of attackers have adopted a new tactic that involves deleting publicly exposed MongoDB databases and asking for money to restore them.
A malicious program called KillDisk that has been used in the past to wipe data from computers during cyberespionage attacks is now encrypting files and asking for an unusually large ransom.
The security team behind the Plone content management system has dismissed claims that hackers have access to information about an unpatched critical vulnerability.