Approximately 20 percent of machines have yet to patch for the Microsoft Windows Server service vulnerability (MS08-067) that is being exploited to spread the insidious Conficker worm, according to findings from vulnerability management firm Qualys. But the company said that, based on more than 300,000 scans of customers' Windows machines, the number of unpatched machines fell from around 35 percent just before April 1, when Conficker was activated to receive additional updates from preselected domains. — DK
Canada had its various government agencies and financial and transportation industries subjected to distributed denial-of-service attacks by pro-Russian cybercrime operation NoName057(16), according to SecurityWeek.
TechCrunch reports that major payments technology platform Square disclosed that a daylong outage it suffered late last week was prompted by a DNS error and not by a cyberattack. "While making several standard changes to our internal network software, the combination of updates prevented our systems from properly communicating with each other, and ultimately caused the disruption."