Security researchers caution mixing vulnerability disclosure with stock market bets set a troubling precedent.
When hackers infiltrated Dropbox in 2012 they made off with credentials for roughly 68 million users.
Linux admins are reporting attacks against webservers resulting in the deletion of web folders, reportedly by attackers using a ransomware variant called Fairware.
Some financial institutions have yet to plug security holes despite facing a sustained threat from online hackers.
Nearly one million devices have been infected with a piece of malware and abused for distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, according to an analysis conducted by Level 3 Communications and Flashpoint.