Tesla's cloud system was hijacked and used to mine cryptocurrency

Tesla's cloud system was hijacked by hackers who used it to mine cryptocurrency, according to researchers from RedLock. Hackers were able to infiltrate the automaker's Kubernetes administration console because it was not password protected. hackers deployed cryptocurrency mining software called Stratum to mine cryptocurrency using the cloud's computing power.

Microsoft entered the battle against Spectre and Meltdown computer processors vulnerabilities

After Intel warned customers to not deploy firmware updates issued for Spectre and Meltdown flaws because system instability was generated, Microsoft produced its own release, KB4078130. It disabled a patch the company released earlier this month to protect personal computers from possible attacks leveraging one of the "Spectre" vulnerabilities.

Cybercriminals turned on mining cryptocurrency

Cybercriminals appear to be increasingly turning their attention to cryptocurrency miners as a means of easily making money. Attackers are turning away from ransomware in favor of fraudulent cryptocurrency mining. A massive cyptocurrency mining botnet, Smominru,  has taken over half a million machines, and may have made its cybercriminal controllers millions of dollars.

Google removed Friday 60 infected kid-themed apps from its Google Play store

Google deleted Friday 60 kid-themed apps from its Play store because they were infected. This occurred quickly after security firm Check Point found that they contained malware that could display pornographic content, trick users into installing fake "security apps," or induce them to sign up for premium SMS services.