Australian online-classified site Gumtree was hacked and used to spread malware via online display ads, while a large US healthcare provider was shut down after a malware infection and only partially recovered days later.
Oracle will finally deprecate its Java browser plugin in the next release of the Java SE Development Kit, JDK 9, which is scheduled for release in 2017.
With peak retail season settling down, many were weighing the damage that hackers had wrought in recent weeks. After Hyatt Hotels said its payment-processing systems had been hit by malware, others were warning that payment terminals were often affected by poor security decisions that enabled mass fraud by hackers. Authorities dismantled a gang of criminals that had stolen 200,000 euros from ATMs infected with malware, while online vandals were said to have set a DDoS record after pummeling the BBC Web site.
As usual Adobe’s patches for October will fall in line with Microsoft’s this Tuesday, but this month Oracle’s quarterly and enormous list of 155 fixes falls on the same day.