Nigel Houlden of the U.K. Information Commissioner's Office advised that enterprises that fail to properly assess the risks of the vulnerabilities and patch them can face hefty fines as stipulated in EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Security researchers discovered an installer for a Monero miner intended to transmit the cryptocurrency to Kim Il Sung University (KSU), North Korea. Meanwhile, a Reddit user found a Monero miner in the BlackBerry mobile site. Read more
Multiple vulnerabilities and a hard-coded backdoor were discovered in Western Digital’s My Cloud network attached storage (NAS) devices that could allow remote attackers to gain unrestricted root access. Read more
Microsoft, Linux, Google, and Apple started rolling out patches addressing design flaws in processor chips that security researchers named Meltdown and Spectre. What are they, and how can they affect users? Read more