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New 'Fantom' Ransomware Poses As Windows Update
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeekNews
Fantom malware comes disguised as a legitimate Microsoft Windows update to trick consumers and business users into downloading it.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 8/30/2016
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Malware Markets: Exposing The Hype & Filtering The Noise
Jim Walter, Senior SPEAR Researcher, CylanceCommentary
Theres a lot of useful infosec information out there, but cutting through clutter is harder than it should be.
By Jim Walter Senior SPEAR Researcher, Cylance, 8/30/2016
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Malware Found In Iran Petro Plants
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Virus not linked to recent fires in oil and gas facilities across the country, says official.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/30/2016
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US Think Tanks Involved In Russia Research Allegedly Hacked
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Russia-backed DNC hacker COZY BEAR behind these spearphish attacks on individuals and organizations, says CrowdStrike.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/30/2016
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Report: Hackers Breach Two State Election Databases, FBI Warns
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
FBI's need-to-know-only advisory doesn't specify, but Yahoo News' sources say it refers to 'suspected foreign hackers' targeting voter registration databases in Arizona and Illinois.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/29/2016
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Multiple Apple iOS Zero-Days Enabled Firm To Spy On Targeted iPhone Users For Years
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Victims of lawful intercepts include human rights activists and journalist, researchers from Citizen Lab and Lookout say.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 8/26/2016
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Apple Releases Patch For 'Trident,' A Trio Of iOS 0-Days
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Already rolled into the Pegasus spyware product and used to target social activists, the vulnerabilities are fixed in iOS 9.3.5.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/25/2016
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French Submarine Firm Claims Economic Warfare After Massive Data Leak
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
The Australian publishes over 22,000 documents on six DCNS Scorpene subs that are being built in India
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 8/24/2016
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Hit-And-Run Tactics Fuel Growth In DDoS Attacks
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
A majority of organizations in Imperva DDoS study suffer multiple consecutive attacks.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 8/23/2016
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Eddie Bauer Reports Intrusion Into Point Of Sale Network
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Data belonging to customers who used payment cards at all 370 Eddie Bauer locations in the US, Canada compromised.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 8/19/2016
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3 Takeaways From The HEI Hotels And Oracle MICROS Breaches
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Attacks another reminder of the fragility of the US payment system.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 8/18/2016
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Operation Ghoul Targets Industrial, Engineering Companies In 30 Countries
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Attack campaign appears to be more about financial gain than industrial theft or sabotage, however.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 8/17/2016
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Cerber Ransomware Could Net $2 Million Its First Year
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
A study of the Cerber operation's ransomware-as-a-service model highlights just how lucrative this cybercrime can be.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 8/16/2016
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Iran Probes Cyber Role In Fires Across Gas Facilities
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Country rocked by a string of explosions in petroleum facilities causing millions of dollars in damage.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/15/2016
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30 More Victims Pinned On Highly Selective Cyberespionage Group
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Kaspersky Lab says newly discovered threat actor ProjectSauron -- called Strider by Symantec -- has hit organizations in Russia, Rwanda, Iran, and Italian-speaking nations.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 8/9/2016
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Symantec Discovers Strider, A New CyberEspionage Group
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
In action five years, highly selective threat actor has only been known to compromise seven organizations.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/8/2016
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Apple Finally Launches Bug Bounty Program
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Security researchers will be eligible for bounties of up to $200,000. But for the moment the program is invite-only
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 8/4/2016
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Dark Reading News Desk Coming Back To Black Hat, Live
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Live from Las Vegas: over 40 video interviews with Black Hat USA conference speakers and sponsors. Wednesday Aug. 3, Thursday Aug, 4, starting at 2 p.m. ET.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/4/2016
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Best Of Black Hat Innovation Awards: And The Winners Are
Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark ReadingCommentary
Three companies and leaders who think differently about security: Deep Instinct, most innovative startup; Vectra, most innovative emerging company; Paul Vixie, most innovative thought leader.
By Tim Wilson Editor in Chief, Dark Reading, 8/3/2016
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Researchers Show How To Steal Payment Card Data From PIN Pads
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Attack works even against chip-enabled EMV smartcards.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 8/3/2016
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CVE-2013-7445
Published: 2015-10-15
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...

CVE-2015-4948
Published: 2015-10-15
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.

CVE-2015-5660
Published: 2015-10-15
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.

CVE-2015-6003
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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Published: 2015-10-15
Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC) 1.1j allows local users to gain privileges via vectors involving addition of an SSH key, aka Bug ID CSCuw46076.

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