Web server threats and application attacks
- September 24, 2019
Cloudflare takes its first steps in keeping malicious bots from attacking customers by using complex challenges to waste a bot's CPU resources in an attempt to disincentivize more bots.
- May 29, 2019
A security researcher found that malicious actors have been scanning database servers for MySQL ransomware targets running on Windows, but mitigation should be relatively easy.
- April 19, 2019
A DNS hijacking campaign targeting national security organizations and critical infrastructure may be part of a new trend, according to the researchers behind recent attacks.
- April 16, 2019
Microsoft warned Outlook users who may have had data compromised in an attack using customer support login credentials to access account information over the course of months.
- April 04, 2019
Pipdig, a blog theme and plugin company, was accused of using obfuscated code to gain backdoor access to customer blogs and launch low-scale DDoS attacks on rivals.
- April 03, 2019
Experts are urging users to patch after a proof-of-concept Magento exploit was picked up by malicious actors and used in attempted attacks on e-commerce websites.
- March 01, 2019
The Coinhive cryptominer is scheduled to be shut down following a troubled history and experts don't think the company gave the full story as to why the shutdown is happening.
- February 27, 2019
Researchers created a new browser-based attack, called MarioNet, that exploits an HTML5 API and can create botnets even after a browser tab is closed or a target navigates away.
- February 13, 2019
Dunkin' sent a security alert to customers warning of potentially malicious access of accounts due to the second credential stuffing attack in less than three months.
- January 29, 2019
Video-sharing website Dailymotion reset passwords for an unknown number of users following 'large-scale' credential stuffing attacks that lasted for more than six days before being stopped.
- January 25, 2019
Following a string of DNS hijack attacks around the globe, the Department of Homeland Security has directed federal agencies to harden defenses against DNS tampering.
- January 11, 2019
FireEye researchers investigating a DNS hijacking campaign against governments and telecom companies said those who are potential targets of Iran should take precautions.
- January 10, 2019
Researchers updated their unCAPTCHA proof of concept to be more efficient in bypassing audio CAPTCHAs and be able to handle spoken phrases and not just strings of numbers.
- December 20, 2018
Two Twitter bugs led to questions about the platform's user privacy and security, while the company said one of the bugs opened the door to possible state-sponsored attacks.
- December 11, 2018
Another Google Plus data exposure -- this time potentially affecting more than 52 million users -- will cause the service to be shut down four months earlier than scheduled.