Chinese smartphones from Coolpad contain a backdoor, dubbed CoolReaper by Palo Alto researchers, is being used to install apps without user consent.
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Sony Pictures Entertainment has sent a letter to employees warning them that, along with huge amounts of corporate and employee information, some personal health data belonging to SPE employees may also have been compromised in the attack that hit the company in late November.
Researchers at Dell SecureWorks have looked at services and pricing available inside illegal online marketplaces selling crimeware, stolen identities, credit cards, and hacking services.
A security researcher disclosed a problem with a loose cross-domain policy for Flash requests on Yahoo Mail that puts email content and contacts at risk.
Experts at ICS-CERT say that the BlackEnergy malware that has been seen infecting human-machine interface systems may be exploiting a recently patched vulnerability in the Siemens SIMATIC WinCC software in order to compromise some systems.
Microsoft has given Windows admins the option to remove the SSL 3.0 fallback from Internet Explorer. By disabling SSL 3.0, IE is no longer vulnerable to POODLE attacks.
Some domain name server (DNS) implementations are at risk for denial-of-service attacks after a vulnerability was disclosed and patched in a few popular server packages, including BIND, PowerDNS and NLnetLabs.
Payment gateway and mobile payment app provider CHARGE Anywhere disclosed it had been breached and hackers had access to plain text payment card transaction authorization requests.
Adobe released security updates for Flash Player, Reader, Acrobat and ColdFusion. The Flash vulnerability is being exploited in the wild, Adobe said.
A Minnesota District Court ruling this week related to the 2013 Target data breach has opened the door for banks to pursue damages from retailers victimized by a data breach.