“As of now, no patch available”
US-CERT and many other organizations have been warning since Friday of a zero-day vulnerability in several versions of Microsoft Windows. The corruption bug is capable of giving hackers the ability to remotely crash and reboot a users system. The PoC code that allows for the exploitation is publicly available for any cybercriminal to use has been released on GitHub.
“Credit card vulnerabilities acknowledged”
The parent company for thousands of different hotel has announced that at least 12 of its properties were affected by a breach of its servers, possible allowing credit card information to be stolen from its customers. KrebsOnSecurity first reported the story over a month ago, however InterContinental Hotels Group have only recently publicly acknowledged the incident.
“IRS issues new warning amidst reports of compromised W-2 increases”
The newest warning advisory from the IRS coincides with additional plans that the agency has recently announced, including delays on refunds for early filings among others in an effort to combat identity theft and fraudulent activities. Employers have also been informed that the W-2 scam has moved to schools, nonprofits and tribal ogranizations.
“Rogue messages sent to prove a point about vulnerability of internet connected devices”
Recent research has has shown that many connected printer models are vulnerable to attack, a point that a hacker known under the alias as Stackoverflowin made reality to thousands of exposed devices. Messages were sent via the printer by Stackoverflowin, that depicted the dangers of unsecured devices.
“Largest hack in nations history”
Malware has been discovered on the servers pf many Polish banks, seemingly installed by the Polish Financial Supervision Authority (KNF). The banking sector considers this n attack on the financial sector.