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Iranian Nation-State Hacker Indicted for HBO Hack, Extortion
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
'Winter is coming,' DoJ official says of overseas hackers such as the alleged HBO hacker who steal intellectual property from the US.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/21/2017
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Half of Americans Unsure of Online Shopping Safety
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Consumers struggle to determine the safety of online shopping websites, putting them at risk for holiday hacking.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/21/2017
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Let's Take a Page from the Credit Card Industry's Playbook
Ryan Stolte, co-founder and CTO at Bay DynamicsCommentary
Internal security departments would do well to follow the processes of major credit cards.
By Ryan Stolte co-founder and CTO at Bay Dynamics, 11/21/2017
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North Korea's Lazarus Group Evolves Tactics, Goes Mobile
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
The group believed to be behind the Sony breach and attacks on the SWIFT network pivots from targeted to mass attacks.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 11/20/2017
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DDoS Attack Attempts Doubled in 6 Months
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Organizations face an average of eight attempts a day, up from an average of four per day at the beginning of this year.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/20/2017
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New Guide for Political Campaign Cybersecurity Debuts
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The Cybersecurity Campaign Playbook created by bipartisan Defending Digital Democracy Project (D3P) group provides political campaigns with tips for securing data, accounts.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/20/2017
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Mobile Malware Incidents Hit 100% of Businesses
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Attempted malware infections against BYOD and corporate mobile devices are expected to continue to grow, new data shows.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 11/17/2017
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Tips to Protect the DNS from Data Exfiltration
Herv Dhlin, VP of Strategy at EfficientIPCommentary
If hackers break in via the Domain Name System, most business wouldn't know until it's too late. These tips can help you prepare.
By Herv Dhlin VP of Strategy at EfficientIP, 11/17/2017
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Crooks Turn to Delivering Ransomware via RDP
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
In a new twist to an old attack, threats actors are increasingly using the remote access protocol to install ransomware, Sophos says
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 11/16/2017
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Terdot Banking Trojan Spies on Email, Social Media
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Terdot Banking Trojan, inspired by Zeus, can eavesdrop and modify traffic on social media and email in addition to snatching data.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 11/16/2017
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121 Pieces of Malware Flagged on NSA Employee's Home Computer
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Kaspersky Lab's internal investigation found a backdoor Trojan and other malware on the personal computer of the NSA employee who took home agency hacking tools.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 11/16/2017
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Optiv Acquires Decision Lab to Expand Big Data Services
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Deal enhances Optiv's big data, automation, and orchestration efforts.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/16/2017
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Forget APTs: Let's Talk about Advanced Persistent Infrastructure
Curtis Jordan, Lead Security Engineer, TruSTARCommentary
Understanding how bad guys reuse infrastructure will show you the areas of your network to target when investigating new threats and reiteration of old malware.
By Curtis Jordan Lead Security Engineer, TruSTAR, 11/16/2017
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Death of the Tier 1 SOC Analyst
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Say goodbye to the entry-level security operations center (SOC) analyst as we know it.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 11/16/2017
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'Reaper': The Professional Bot Herders Thingbot
David Holmes, World-Wide Security Evangelist, F5
Is it malicious? So far it's hard to tell. For now it's a giant blinking red light in security researchers faces warning us that wed better figure out how to secure the Internet of Things.
By David Holmes World-Wide Security Evangelist, F5, 11/16/2017
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White House Releases New Charter for Using, Disclosing Security Vulnerabilities
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Updated Vulnerability Equities Process provides transparency into how government will handle new vulnerabilities that it discovers in vendor products and services.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 11/15/2017
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Stealthy Android Malware Found in Google Play
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Eight apps found infected with a new Trojan family that ups the ante in obfuscation with four payload stages.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 11/15/2017
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Forever 21 Informs Shoppers of Data Breach
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Forever 21 learned an unauthorized actor may have accessed payment card data at certain retail stores.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/15/2017
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NSA Veterans Land $1.5 Million in Funding for Startup
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
ReFirm Labs' launches Centrifuge Platform, which aims to automatically detect security vulnerabilities in IoT firmware.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/15/2017
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Deception Technology: Prevention Reimagined
Ofer Israeli, CEO & Founder, Illusive NetworksCommentary
How state-of-the-art tools make it practical and cost-effective to identify and engage attackers in early lateral movement stages to prevent them from reaching critical systems and data.
By Ofer Israeli CEO & Founder, Illusive Networks, 11/15/2017
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CVE-2017-0290
Published: 2017-05-09
NScript in mpengine in Microsoft Malware Protection Engine with Engine Version before 1.1.13704.0, as used in Windows Defender and other products, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (type confusion and application crash) via crafted JavaScript code within ...

CVE-2016-10369
Published: 2017-05-08
unixsocket.c in lxterminal through 0.3.0 insecurely uses /tmp for a socket file, allowing a local user to cause a denial of service (preventing terminal launch), or possibly have other impact (bypassing terminal access control).

CVE-2016-8202
Published: 2017-05-08
A privilege escalation vulnerability in Brocade Fibre Channel SAN products running Brocade Fabric OS (FOS) releases earlier than v7.4.1d and v8.0.1b could allow an authenticated attacker to elevate the privileges of user accounts accessing the system via command line interface. With affected version...

CVE-2016-8209
Published: 2017-05-08
Improper checks for unusual or exceptional conditions in Brocade NetIron 05.8.00 and later releases up to and including 06.1.00, when the Management Module is continuously scanned on port 22, may allow attackers to cause a denial of service (crash and reload) of the management module.

CVE-2017-0890
Published: 2017-05-08
Nextcloud Server before 11.0.3 is vulnerable to an inadequate escaping leading to a XSS vulnerability in the search module. To be exploitable a user has to write or paste malicious content into the search dialogue.