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IRS Breach Exposes 100,000 Taxpayers' Tax Returns, Other Data
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Online 'Get Transcript' service accessed from February to mid-May.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/26/2015
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Profile Of A Cybercrime Petty Thief
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Trend Micro provides peek at methods of amateur, lone-wolf carder.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 5/26/2015
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State-Sponsored Cybercrime: A Growing Business Threat
David Venable,  Director, Professional Services, Masergy CommunicationsCommentary
You don’t have to be the size of Sony -- or even mock North Korea -- to be a target.
By David Venable Director, Professional Services, Masergy Communications, 5/26/2015
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DR Radio: Incident Response War-Gaming
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingCommentary
Wednesday, May 27: Learn how to practice the post-breach panicking.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 5/25/2015
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Cyber Threat Analysis: A Call for Clarity
Michael McMahon, Director, Cyber Strategy & Analysis, Innovative Analytics & Training, LLCCommentary
The general public deserves less hyperbole and more straight talk
By Michael McMahon Director, Cyber Strategy & Analysis, Innovative Analytics & Training, LLC, 5/22/2015
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1.1 Million Hit In Another BlueCross BlueShield Breach
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
CareFirst BCBS announces breach, two months after Premera Blue Cross disclosed a breach of 11 million records.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/20/2015
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Planes, Tweets & Possible Hacks From Seats
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
There are conflicting reports over whether security researcher Chris Roberts hacked into flight controls and manipulated a plane.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 5/20/2015
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Hacking Airplanes: No One Benefits When Lives Are Risked To Prove A Point
Don Bailey, Founder & CEO, Lab Mouse SecurityCommentary
In the brave new world of self-driving cars and Wifi-enabled pacemakers, everything we do as information security professionals, everything we hack, every joke we make on Twitter, has real, quantifiable consequences.
By Don Bailey Founder & CEO, Lab Mouse Security, 5/19/2015
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Why We Can't Afford To Give Up On Cybersecurity Defense
Jeff Williams, CTO, Aspect Security & Contrast SecurityCommentary
There is no quick fix, but organizations can massively reduce the complexity of building secure applications by empowering developers with four basic practices.
By Jeff Williams CTO, Aspect Security & Contrast Security, 5/18/2015
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The Cybercrime Carnival in Brazil: Loose Cyberlaws Make for Loose Cybercriminals
Limor S Kessem, Sr. Cybersecurity Evangelist, IBM SecurityCommentary
Brazil loses over $8 billion a year to Internet crime, making it the second-largest cybercrime generator in the world.
By Limor S Kessem Sr. Cybersecurity Evangelist, IBM Security, 5/15/2015
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Teaming Up to Educate and Enable Better Defense Against Phishing
Rees Johnson, Sr. VP and GM the Content Security Business Unit, Intel Security
Companies need to both educate their employees and implement prevention technology.
By Rees Johnson Sr. VP and GM the Content Security Business Unit, Intel Security, 5/13/2015
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Oil & Gas Firms Hit By Cyberattacks That Forgo Malware
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
New spin on the 'Nigerian scam' scams crude oil buyers out of money with bait-and-switch.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 5/13/2015
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Taking A Security Program From Zero To Hero
Joshua Goldfarb, VP & CTO - Americas, FireEye.Commentary
Breaking the enigma of InfoSec into smaller bites is a proven method for building up an organization’s security capabilities. Here are six steps to get you started.
By Joshua Goldfarb VP & CTO - Americas, FireEye., 5/13/2015
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Verizon 2015 Data Breach Cover Puzzler Solved: Defending Champs Win
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
The 2015 DBIR Cover Challenge is as highly anticipated by some as the DBIR report itself.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 5/12/2015
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Vulnerability Disclosure Deja Vu: Prosecute Crime Not Research
Katie Moussouris, Chief Policy Officer, HackerOneCommentary
There is a lesson to be learned from a locksmith living 150 years ago: Attackers and criminals are the only parties who benefit when security researchers fear the consequences for reporting issues.
By Katie Moussouris Chief Policy Officer, HackerOne, 5/12/2015
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First Example Of SAP Breach Surfaces
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
USIS attack in 2013 stealing background check information about government personnel with classified clearance came by way of an SAP exploit.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 5/12/2015
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Protecting The Data Lifecycle From Network To Cloud
Gerry Grealish, CMO, PerspecsysCommentary
Enterprises are pushing more sensitive and regulated data into the public cloud than ever before. But the journey carries many new risks.
By Gerry Grealish CMO, Perspecsys, 5/12/2015
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Healthcare Data Breaches From Cyberattacks, Criminals Eclipse Employee Error For The First Time
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
New Ponemon Report reveals just how hot healthcare data is for hackers.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 5/7/2015
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3 Ways Attackers Will Own Your SAP
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
SAP vulnerabilities that have been highlighted for years are now becoming attackers' favorite means of breaking into enterprises.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 5/5/2015
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Deconstructing Mobile Fraud Risk
Subbu Sthanu, Director, Mobile Security & Application Security, IBMCommentary
Today’s enterprise security solutions don’t do enough to manage BYOD risk, credit card theft and the reputational damage resulting from a major data breach.
By Subbu Sthanu Director, Mobile Security & Application Security, IBM, 5/5/2015
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CVE-2015-0986
Published: 2015-05-26
Multiple stack-based buffer overflows in Moxa VPort ActiveX SDK Plus before 2.8 allow remote attackers to insert assembly-code lines via vectors involving a regkey (1) set or (2) get command.

CVE-2015-3808
Published: 2015-05-26
The dissect_lbmr_pser function in epan/dissectors/packet-lbmr.c in the LBMR dissector in Wireshark 1.12.x before 1.12.5 does not reject a zero length, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop) via a crafted packet.

CVE-2015-3809
Published: 2015-05-26
The dissect_lbmr_pser function in epan/dissectors/packet-lbmr.c in the LBMR dissector in Wireshark 1.12.x before 1.12.5 does not properly track the current offset, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop) via a crafted packet.

CVE-2015-3810
Published: 2015-05-26
epan/dissectors/packet-websocket.c in the WebSocket dissector in Wireshark 1.12.x before 1.12.5 uses a recursive algorithm, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption) via a crafted packet.

CVE-2015-3811
Published: 2015-05-26
epan/dissectors/packet-wcp.c in the WCP dissector in Wireshark 1.10.x before 1.10.14 and 1.12.x before 1.12.5 improperly refers to previously processed bytes, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a crafted packet, a different vulnerability than CVE-2015-...

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