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The Attribution Question: Does It Matter Who Attacked You?
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Everyone will ask whodunnit, but how can an organization put that information to practical use during disaster recovery and planning for the future?
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 6/29/2016
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Legit Tools Helping Attackers Hide Malicious Activity, Study Finds
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Malware often just used only for initial break-in, LightCyber report says.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 6/29/2016
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How To Bridge The Cyber Insurance Gap
Steve Zurier, Freelance WriterNews
CISOs and insurance executives must unite and create more defined terminology and expectations for cyber insurance.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 6/29/2016
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Recalibrating Cybersecurity Spending Projections
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
How big and how fast will the cybersecurity market grow in five years? Inquiring minds want to know.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 6/29/2016
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The Newbie’s 'How To Survive Black Hat' Guide
Lysa Myers, Security Researcher, ESETCommentary
There’s little chance you won’t be totally exhausted after “drinking from the information firehose” all week. But if you follow these eight steps, it will be a very satisfying kind of fatigue.
By Lysa Myers Security Researcher, ESET, 6/29/2016
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Over 25,000 IoT CCTV Cameras Used In DDoS Attack
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Probe uncovers attacks generated from 105 global locations and delivering 50,000 HTTP requests per second.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/29/2016
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Hackers Pilfer $10 Million From Ukraine Bank
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Reports allege criminals used SWIFT to transfer money, have compromised several Ukraine, Russia banks.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/29/2016
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Cisco Boosts Cloud Security Capabilities With CloudLock Buy
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Network giant will purchase the Massachusetts-based provider of cloud access security broker technology for $293 million.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 6/28/2016
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Bots Sign Online Petition For Second EU Referendum Post-Brexit
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Petition website appears to be hijacked by automated bots, thousands of signatures fake, says Parliamentary panel.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/28/2016
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China Inches Closer To Finalizing Strict Cybersecurity Law
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Second reading of cybersecurity draft over, measures indicate greater censorship in store for citizens.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/28/2016
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Microsoft + LinkedIn: How To Spot Insider Trading Risk Early
Eleonore Fournier-Tombs, Field Data Scientist, RedOwlCommentary
With the explosion of mobile, cloud, and the blurring of work and personal data, companies considering M&A have a lot to worry about when it comes to insider threats.
By Eleonore Fournier-Tombs Field Data Scientist, RedOwl, 6/28/2016
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Attackers Wrapping New Tools In Old Malware To Target Medical Devices
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Hospital equipment running old operating systems providing safe harbor for data theft, TrapX says.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 6/28/2016
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Google Accounts Of US Military, Journalists Targeted By Russian Attack Group
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
The Threat Group 4127 that hit the Democratic National Committee also went after 1,800 other targets with info interesting to Russian government, says SecureWorks.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 6/27/2016
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Free 'CANSPY' Car-Hacking Tool On Tap
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
French researchers at Black Hat USA will release plug-in tool for testing vehicles for security vulnerabilities.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 6/27/2016
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Cerber Strikes With Office 365 Zero-Day Attacks
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Ransomware variant continues its success through chameleon-like reinvention.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 6/27/2016
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Intel Could Shed Security Division Based On McAfee
Dawn Kawamoto, Freelance Writer and EditorNews
In a move to refocus its efforts, the chip giant is reportedly planning to sell its Intel Security unit that was based on its acquisition of antivirus software operation McAfee nearly six years ago.
By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor, 6/27/2016
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Ohio Official: Prevent Ransomware Attacks, Save Taxpayers Money
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Ohio state auditor asks employees to be alert to cyberattacks amid reports of 35-fold rise in ransomware domains in Q1 2016.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/27/2016
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The Blind Spot Between The Cloud & The Data Center
Saryu Nayyar, CEO, GuruculCommentary
Ask most enterprise security analysts responsible for detection and response about their visibility into identity access risks and you’re likely to get some confused looks. Here’s why.
By Saryu Nayyar CEO, Gurucul, 6/27/2016
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Filipino Man Charged In US For Identity Theft Of Celebrities
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Prosecutors allege defendant stole bank and credit card details to make purchases and wire transfers.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/27/2016
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Shifting The Economic Balance Of Cyberattacks
Ben Johnson, Cofounder & Chief Security Strategist, Carbon Black
Our goal should be to simply make the cost of conducting a cyberattack so expensive that cybercriminals view attacking our organization as a bad return on investment.
By Ben Johnson Cofounder & Chief Security Strategist, Carbon Black, 6/27/2016
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The Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) subsystem in the Linux kernel through 4.x mishandles requests for Graphics Execution Manager (GEM) objects, which allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via an application that processes graphics data, as demonstrated b...

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netstat in IBM AIX 5.3, 6.1, and 7.1 and VIOS 2.2.x, when a fibre channel adapter is used, allows local users to gain privileges via unspecified vectors.

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Cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerability in eXtplorer before 2.1.8 allows remote attackers to hijack the authentication of arbitrary users for requests that execute PHP code.

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Published: 2015-10-15
Directory traversal vulnerability in QNAP QTS before 4.1.4 build 0910 and 4.2.x before 4.2.0 RC2 build 0910, when AFP is enabled, allows remote attackers to read or write to arbitrary files by leveraging access to an OS X (1) user or (2) guest account.

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