A hacker who went by the alias “acidstorm” was sentenced to a prison term of four years in a Los Angeles federal court on Wednesday. John Schiefer, 27, had been charged under the Federal Wiretap Act and pleaded guilty last April to accessing hundreds of thousands of computers to set up botnets and fraudulently invade thousands of bank accounts. — CAM
Qualcomm on Tuesday disclosed nearly two dozen security vulnerabilities in its chipsets, including the company’s flagship suite of SnapDragon processor chips and affecting products that range from cars to powerline communications.
Open source software utilization has been scaled back by nearly 40% of industry professionals due to security concerns, with more than 50% reducing open source usage following the emergence of the widespread Log4j vulnerability, The Register reports.
New security vulnerabilities have been added by Keksec threat group, also known as Kek Security, FreakOut, and Necro, to its Enemybot Linux-based botnet to attack web servers, content management systems, and Android devices, reports The Hacker News.
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