In a recent publication issued by the FBI, is a warning to companies about the dangers of leaving RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) endpoints exposed online. In its alert, the FBI mentions that the number of computers with an RDP connection left accessible on the Internet has gone up since mid and late 2016.
This assertion from the FBI correlates with numbers and trends reported by cybersecurity firms in the past few years.
Security researchers have published the details and proof-of-concept PoC exploits of an integer overflow vulnerability in the Linux kernel that could allow an unprivileged user to gain superuser access to the targeted system.
The vulnerability, discovered by cloud-based security and compliance solutions provider Qualys, which has been dubbed "Mutagen Astronomy," affects the kernel versions released between July 2007 & July 2017, impacting the Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS, and Debian distributions.
Three college-age defendants behind the creation of the Mirai botnet - an online tool that wreaked destruction across the internet in the fall of 2016 with unprecedentedly powerful distributed denial of service attacks - will stand in an Alaska courtroom Tuesday and ask for a novel ruling from a federal judge: They hope to be sentenced to work for the FBI.
Dutch officials recently revealed that they arrested and expelled two alleged Russian intelligence agents who were caught attempting to hack into the Spiez Laboratory, a Swiss national laboratory that is home to the Swiss Federal Institute for NBC (Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical) Protection.