Facebook disclosed that it carried out its first botnet takedown of a Greek operation called Lecpetex. The botnet victimized 250,000 computers, stole Facebook and other credentials, and dropped Litecoin mining software.
A pair of Android vulnerabilities in ever version prior to KitKat could give an attacker the ability to make and end phone calls and send USSD codes using a malicious application.
Yokogawa Electric Corp., of Japan patched critical buffer overflow flaws in its CENTUM and Exaopac production control system software.
In response to a FOIA request for information about the Operation Aurora attack on Google the Department of Homeland Security released hundreds of pages of documents related not to that attack campaign, but to the Aurora project run at Idaho National Lab years earlier
The Director of National Intelligence and the Department of Justice have denied a report based on leaked documents from Edward Snowden that United States intelligence and law enforcement agencies conduct surveillance of Americans based on their ethnicity, religious affiliation or political stances.