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Franchising Ransomware
Vincent Weafer, Senior Vice President, Intel Security
Ransomware-as-a-service is fueling cyberattacks. Is your organization prepared?
By Vincent Weafer Senior Vice President, Intel Security, 7/1/2015
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Securing Critical Infrastructure
Lorie Wigle, Vice President, General Manager IOT Security Solutions, Intel Security Group
Protecting the Industrial Internet of Things from cyberthreats is a national priority.
By Lorie Wigle Vice President, General Manager IOT Security Solutions, Intel Security Group, 6/30/2015
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Clever CryptoWall Spreading Via New Attacks
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Top ransomware doesn't waste time jumping on the latest Flash zero-day, and hops rides on click fraud campaigns, too.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 6/29/2015
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Social Engineering & Black Hat: Do As I Do Not As I Say
Tal Klein, VP Strategy, Lakeside Software.Commentary
Yes, I will be at Black Hat, where people will yell at me about NOT giving my PII to anyone, especially if they ask me for it via email.
By Tal Klein VP Strategy, Lakeside Software., 6/29/2015
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3 Simple Steps For Minimizing Ransomware Exposure
Michelle Drolet, Founder, TowerwallCommentary
If your data is important enough to pay a ransom, why wasn't it important enough to properly backup and protect in the first place?
By Michelle Drolet Founder, Towerwall, 6/26/2015
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Stealthy Fobber Malware Takes Anti-Analysis To New Heights
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Built off the Tinba banking Trojan and distributed through the elusive HanJuan exploit kit, Fobber info-stealer defies researchers with layers upon layers of encryption.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 6/25/2015
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FireEye Report Prompts Reported SEC Probe Of FIN4 Hacking Gang
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Security vendor's report from last year had warned about group targeting insider data from illegal trading.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 6/25/2015
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Linux Foundation Funds Internet Security Advances
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, CloudNews
The Linux Foundation's Core Infrastructure Initiative has selected three security-oriented projects to receive a total of $500,000 in funding.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 6/25/2015
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Breach Defense Playbook: Cybersecurity Governance
Ryan Vela  , Regional Director, Fidelis Cybersecurity
Time to leave the island: Integrate cybersecurity into your risk management strategy.
By Ryan Vela Regional Director, Fidelis Cybersecurity, 6/25/2015
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Breach Defense Playbook: Incident Response Readiness (Part 2)
Ryan Vela  , Regional Director, Fidelis Cybersecurity
Will your incident response plan work when a real-world situation occurs?
By Ryan Vela Regional Director, Fidelis Cybersecurity, 6/24/2015
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User Monitoring Not Keeping Up With Risk Managers' Needs
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Biggest concern is negligence, but monitoring capabilities can't detect this type of activity within most applications.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 6/24/2015
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FBI: CryptoWall Ransomware Cost US Users $18 Million
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Increasing pace of ransomware innovation likely to keep that number going up.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 6/24/2015
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The Secret Of War Lies In The Communications --Napoleon
Torry Campbell, Chief Technical Officer of Endpoint and Management at Intel Security
DXL helps organizations keep an eye on external and internal threats using relevant information in real time.
By Torry Campbell Chief Technical Officer of Endpoint and Management at Intel Security, 6/24/2015
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Why China Wants Your Sensitive Data
Adam Meyers, VP of Intelligence, CrowdStrikeCommentary
Since May 2014, the Chinese government has been amassing a 'Facebook for human intelligence.' Here's what it's doing with the info.
By Adam Meyers VP of Intelligence, CrowdStrike, 6/24/2015
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Banks Targeted By Hackers Three Times More Than Other Sectors
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Active targeted attacks on financial services firms in quest for lucrative data -- and of course, money.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 6/23/2015
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Breach Defense Playbook: Incident Response Readiness (Part 1)
Ryan Vela  , Regional Director, Fidelis Cybersecurity
Will your incident response plan work when a real-world situation occurs?
By Ryan Vela Regional Director, Fidelis Cybersecurity, 6/23/2015
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Report: NSA, GCHQ Actively Targeted Kaspersky Lab, Other Security Vendors
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingQuick Hits
Snowden documents reveal government intelligence agencies were working to subvert security software. Kaspersky Lab calls nation-states' targeting of security companies 'extremely worrying.'
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 6/22/2015
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What You Probably Missed In Verizon's Latest DBIR
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingCommentary
Tune in to Dark Reading Radio at 1pm ET/11am Pacific on Wednesday, June 24, when Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report co-author Marc Spitler discusses some of the possibly lesser-noticed nuggets in the industry's popular report on real-world attacks.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 6/22/2015
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Breach Defense Playbook: Open Source Intelligence
Ryan Vela  , Regional Director, Fidelis Cybersecurity
Do you know what information out there is putting you at risk?
By Ryan Vela Regional Director, Fidelis Cybersecurity, 6/22/2015
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Breach Defense Playbook: Reviewing Your Cybersecurity Program (Part 2)
Ryan Vela  , Regional Director, Fidelis Cybersecurity
Cybersecurity requires a combination of people, process, and technology in a coordinated implementation leveraging a defense-in-depth methodology.
By Ryan Vela Regional Director, Fidelis Cybersecurity, 6/18/2015
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CVE-2014-1750
Published: 2015-07-01
Open redirect vulnerability in nokia-mapsplaces.php in the Nokia Maps & Places plugin 1.6.6 for WordPress allows remote attackers to redirect users to arbitrary web sites and conduct phishing attacks via a URL in the href parameter to page/place.html. NOTE: this was originally reported as cross-sit...

CVE-2014-1836
Published: 2015-07-01
Absolute path traversal vulnerability in htdocs/libraries/image-editor/image-edit.php in ImpressCMS before 1.3.6 allows remote attackers to delete arbitrary files via a full pathname in the image_path parameter in a cancel action.

CVE-2015-0848
Published: 2015-07-01
Heap-based buffer overflow in libwmf 0.2.8.4 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted BMP image.

CVE-2015-1330
Published: 2015-07-01
unattended-upgrades before 0.86.1 does not properly authenticate packages when the (1) force-confold or (2) force-confnew dpkg options are enabled in the DPkg::Options::* apt configuration, which allows remote man-in-the-middle attackers to upload and execute arbitrary packages via unspecified vecto...

CVE-2015-1950
Published: 2015-07-01
IBM PowerVC Standard Edition 1.2.2.1 through 1.2.2.2 does not require authentication for access to the Python interpreter with nova credentials, which allows KVM guest OS users to discover certain PowerVC credentials and bypass intended access restrictions via unspecified Python code.

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