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BEC Attacks Far More Lucrative than Ransomware over Past 3 Years
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
BEC fraud netted cyberthieves five times more profit than ransomware over a three-year period, according to Cisco's midyear report released today.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 7/20/2017
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Microsoft Office 365 Users Targeted in Brute Force Attacks
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Attackers leveraged popular cloud service platforms to conduct persistent - and stealthy - login attempts on corporate Office 365 accounts.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/20/2017
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DevOps & Security: Butting Heads for Years but Integration Is Happening
Zeus Kerravala, Founder and Principal Analyst, ZK ResearchCommentary
A combination of culture change, automation, tools and processes can bring security into the modern world where it can be as agile as other parts of IT.
By Zeus Kerravala Founder and Principal Analyst, ZK Research, 7/20/2017
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Online Courses Projected to Drive Credit Card Fraud to $24B by 2018
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
An underground ecosystem provides cybercriminals with online tutorials, tools, and credit card data they need to commit fraud.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 7/19/2017
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98% of Companies Favor Integrating Security with DevOps
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
A majority of companies are either planning or have launched an integrated DevOps and security team, a new report shows.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 7/19/2017
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Best of Black Hat: 20 Epic Talks in 20 Years
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark Reading
In celebration of Black Hat's 20th birthday, we take a look back at the most memorable presentations and demos since the show's inception in 1997.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 7/19/2017
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Most Office 365 Admins Rely on Recycle Bin for Data Backup
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Nearly 66% of Office 365 administrators use Recycle Bin to back up their data, a practice that could leave data lost and unrecoverable.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 7/19/2017
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Catastrophic Cloud Attack Costs Would Rival that of Hurricane Damages
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Lloyd's of London estimates multi-billion-dollar loss figures in worst-case scenarios of a major zero-day exploit or massive cloud outage.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 7/19/2017
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Zero-Day Exploit Surfaces that May Affect Millions of IoT Users
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A zero-day vulnerability dubbed Devil's Ivy is discovered in a widely used third-party toolkit called gSOAP.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/18/2017
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Apple iOS Malware Growth Outpaces that of Android
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Number of iOS devices running malicious apps more than tripled in three consecutive quarters, while infected Android devices remained largely flat, report shows.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 7/18/2017
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SIEM Training Needs a Better Focus on the Human Factor
Justin Henderson, SANS Instructor and CEO of H & A Security SolutionsCommentary
The problem with security information and event management systems isn't the solutions themselves but the training that people receive.
By Justin Henderson SANS Instructor and CEO of H & A Security Solutions, 7/18/2017
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IoT Security Incidents Rampant and Costly
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark Reading
New research offers details about the hidden and not so hidden costs of defending the Internet of Things.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 7/18/2017
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FBI Issues Warning on IoT Toy Security
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
IoT toys are more than fun and games and can potentially lead to a violation of children's privacy and safety, the Federal Bureau of Investigation warned Monday.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/17/2017
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50% of Ex-Employees Still Have Access to Corporate Applications
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Former employees increase the security risk for organizations failing to de-provision their corporate application accounts.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/17/2017
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Cloud AV Can Serve as an Avenue for Exfiltration
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Black Hat USA researchers show how bad guys can use cloud AV connections to bypass air-gaps and extremely segmented networks to keep stolen data flowing.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 7/14/2017
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50,000 Machines Remain Vulnerable to EternalBlue Attacks
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Researcher's free scanner tool finds many systems remain at risk of EternalBlue-based attacks like WannaCry and NotPetya.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 7/14/2017
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AsTech Offers a $5 Million Security Breach Warranty
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
AsTech expands its warranty program with a guarantee it will find Internet application vulnerabilities or it will pay up to $5 million if there is a breach.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/14/2017
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The Hunt for Networks Building Death Star-Sized Botnets
Sara Boddy, Principal Threat Research Evangelist
Internet of Things devices are more critically vulnerable to compromise in DDos attacks than ever before. Heres how to defend against them.
By Sara Boddy Principal Threat Research Evangelist, 7/13/2017
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US Voters Consider Russia the Largest Security Risk to Elections
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Nearly half of US voters believe Russia is the largest security risk for elections in the nation, according to a survey.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/13/2017
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How Security Pros Can Help Protect Patients from Medical Data Theft
Reza Chapman, Managing Director, Cybersecurity, for Accenture's Global  Healthcare BusinessCommentary
The healthcare industry has been slow to address the dangers of hacking, and breaches are on the rise. Security pros must be more proactive in keeping people safe.
By Reza Chapman Managing Director, Cybersecurity, for Accenture's Global Healthcare Business, 7/13/2017
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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.