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Tesla's AWS servers hijacked by cryptominers

The hijacking of Tesla's Amazon Web Server cloud system by rogue cryptominers is proof that no one is immune to a misconfigured AWS server nor cryptomining attacks.

Open AWS S3 bucket exposes private info on thousands of Fedex customers

In what has become an alarmingly routine occurrence, an unsecured Amazon S3 server - this time affiliated with FedEx - has exposed personal information of tens of thousands of users.

Criminals ramps up server-side attacks

Hackers are increasingly turning to server-side attacks, according to a new report. Report notes fall in use of client-side exploit kits.

Is UDPoS 'mag-stripe DNS exfiltration' malware dumb, or dumber?

US remains a target as researchers at Forcepoint Labs uncovered possibly the first new PoS malware for two years. Named UDPoS, courtesy of how it relies upon User Datagram Protocol (UDP) DNS traffic for the exfiltration of data.

Evolving Hancitor downloader found, relying on malicious hosted servers

Despite its relatively small pool of viable targets, the malicious Windows-based downloader Hancitor continues to surface in malspam campaigns that recently have relied heavily on distribution servers.

JenX botnet using video game to recruit IoT devices

Security researchers have found a new botnet that uses flaws connected to the Satori botnet and uses hosting services running multiplayer versions of Grand Theft Auto to infect IoT devices.

NotPetya attack totally destroyed Maersk's computer network: chairman

Shipping giant and NotPetya victim Maersk was forced to replace tens of thousands of servers and computers in the aftermath of the 17 June ransomware attack, the company's charman said in Davos at the World Economic Forum.

Monero crypto miner leveraging Apache Struts vulnerability

Cryptocurrency miners have begun using two older and already patched vulnerabilities to compromise servers to mine the Monero digital currency.

Cryptocurrency miners target web servers with malware

RubyMiner malware plants XMRig on vulnerable systems. Security researchers have discovered malware aimed at Linux and Windows servers running to mine cryptocurrency.

Misconfigured Amazon S3 server leaks Australian Broadcasting Corporation

As misconfigured Amazon servers continue to leak sensitive data Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) is the latest culprit of administrators not properly securing their cloud servers.

Amazon takes steps to reduce S3 misconfiguration leaks

Amazon is taking action to combat the recent wave of its Amazon S3 server being left misconfigured subsequently exposing potentially sensitive data.

Another misconfigured Amazon S3 server leaks data of 50,000 Australians

Another misconfigured Amazon server has resulted in the exposure of personal data - this time on 50,000 Australian employees that were left unsecure by a third-party contractor.

Researchers find 7 percent of all Amazon S3 servers exposed

A recent study by SkyHigh Networks found seven percent of all Amazon S3 servers are exposed which may explain a recent surge of data leaks in the last few months including the information on 198 million American voters.

Email server vulnerability detection - a best practice checklist

By following best practices and incorporating security measures when setting up an email server, you will be able to protect yourself from the most frequent and dangerous scenarios says Marcell Gogan.

'ShadowPad' attack sabotaged NetSarang software with backdoor

Attackers secretly modified at least five software packages distributed by network connectivity and server management solutions provider NetSarang in order to infect its business users with modular backdoor spyware.

Zero-day on Windows Server 2003 could affect up to 600,000 servers

Hackers are said to be rushing to develop exploits as Microsoft says it won't patch flaw in Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0 on Windows Server 2003.

Apache Struts vulnerability being exploited by attackers

Starting last Thursday (9 March 2017), AlienVault has seen a high number of attackers trying to exploit this vulnerability and recommends patching as soon as possible.

Imgur suffers DDoS attack on 4chan and 8chan servers

Imgur, the photo-sharing website, has been exploited in a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack.