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Facebook Shuts Hundreds of Russia-Linked Pages, Accounts for Disinformation
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingQuick Hits
Facebook says the accounts and pages were part of two unrelated disinformation operations aimed at targets outside the US.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 1/17/2019
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Microsoft Launches New Azure DevOps Bug Bounty Program
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A new program will pay bounties of up to $20,000 for new critical bugs in the company's Azure DevOps systems and services.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/17/2019
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New Attacks Target Recent PHP Framework Vulnerability
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Multiple threat actors are using relatively simple techniques to take advantage of the vulnerability, launching cryptominers, skimmers, and other malware payloads.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 1/17/2019
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The Security Perimeter Is Dead; Long Live the New Endpoint Perimeter
Ofer Amitai, CEO, PortnoxCommentary
The network no longer provides an air gap against external threats, but access devices can take up the slack.
By Ofer Amitai CEO, Portnox, 1/17/2019
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Simulating Lateral Attacks Through Email
Igal Gofman, Head of Security Research at XM CyberCommentary
A skilled attacker can get inside your company by abusing common email applications. Here are three strategies to block them.
By Igal Gofman Head of Security Research at XM Cyber, 1/17/2019
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How the US Chooses Which Zero-Day Vulnerabilities to Stockpile
Ricardo Arroyo, Senior Technical Product Manager, Watchguard TechnologiesCommentary
When it comes to acceptable circumstances for government disclosure of zero-days, the new Vulnerabilities Equity Process might be the accountability practice security advocates have been waiting for.
By Ricardo Arroyo Senior Technical Product Manager, Watchguard Technologies, 1/16/2019
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BEC Groups Ramp Up Payroll Diversion Attacks
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Criminals are increasingly trying to defraud businesses by diverting payrolls of CEOs, other senior executives, Agari says.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 1/16/2019
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Fortnite Players Compromised Via Epic Games Vulnerability
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Bugs in Epic Games' platform could let intruders take over players' accounts, view personal data, and/or buy in-game currency.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 1/16/2019
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Are You Listening to Your Kill Chain?
Ben Haley, SVP Engineering at HOPZERO SecurityCommentary
With the right tools and trained staff, any organization should be able to deal with threats before information is compromised.
By Ben Haley SVP Engineering at HOPZERO Security, 1/16/2019
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Triton/Trisis Attack Was More Widespread Than Publicly Known
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Signs of the attack first showed up two months before it was identified as a cyberattack, but they were mistaken for a pure equipment failure by Schneider Electric, security expert reveals at S4x19.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 1/16/2019
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Report: Bots Add Volume to Account Takeover Attacks
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Bots that can launch hundreds of attacks per second are making account takeover fraud more difficult to defend against.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/15/2019
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Online Fraud: Now a Major Application Layer Security Problem
Ting-Fang Yen, Research Scientist, DataVisor, Inc.Commentary
The explosion of consumer-facing online services and applications is making it easier and cheaper for cybercriminals to host malicious content and launch attacks.
By Ting-Fang Yen Research Scientist, DataVisor, Inc., 1/15/2019
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SEC Issues Charges in 'Edgar' Database Hack
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
One defendant is still facing charges issued in 2015 for a $30 million hacking and securities fraud scheme.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/15/2019
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Why Cyberattacks Are the No. 1 Risk
Marc Wilczek, Digital Strategist & CIO AdvisorCommentary
The paradigm shift toward always-on IT requires business leaders to rethink their defense strategy.
By Marc Wilczek Digital Strategist & CIO Advisor, 1/15/2019
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Cryptomining Continues to Be Top Malware Threat
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Tools for illegally mining Coinhive, Monero, and other cryptocurrency dominate list of most prevalent malware in December 2018.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 1/14/2019
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Radiflow: New Approach for Classifying OT Attack Flaws
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The firm says risk assessment should begin with understanding attacker taxonomy and continue with vulnerability analysis.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/14/2019
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Advanced Phishing Scenarios You Will Most Likely Encounter This Year
Eyal Benishti, CEO & Founder of IRONSCALESCommentary
In 2019, there will be no end in sight to email-driven cybercrime such as business email compromise, spearphishing, and ransomware.
By Eyal Benishti CEO & Founder of IRONSCALES, 1/14/2019
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SCOTUS Says Suit Over Fiat-Chrysler Hack Can Move Forward
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A class-action suit over a 2015 attack demonstration against a Jeep Cherokee can move forward, US Supreme Court rules.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/11/2019
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NotPetya Victim Mondelez Sues Zurich Insurance for $100 Million
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Mondelez files lawsuit after Zurich rejects claim for damages from massive ransomware attack.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/11/2019
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Kudos to the Unsung Rock Stars of Security
Ira Winkler, CISSP, President, Secure MentemCommentary
It is great to have heroes, but the real security heroes are the men and women who keep the bad guys out while fighting their own organizations at the same time.
By Ira Winkler CISSP, President, Secure Mentem, 1/11/2019
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CVE-2018-20735
PUBLISHED: 2019-01-17
** DISPUTED ** An issue was discovered in BMC PATROL Agent through 11.3.01. It was found that the PatrolCli application can allow for lateral movement and escalation of privilege inside a Windows Active Directory environment. It was found that by default the PatrolCli / PATROL Agent application only...
CVE-2019-0624
PUBLISHED: 2019-01-17
A spoofing vulnerability exists when a Skype for Business 2015 server does not properly sanitize a specially crafted request, aka "Skype for Business 2015 Spoofing Vulnerability." This affects Skype.
CVE-2019-0646
PUBLISHED: 2019-01-17
A Cross-site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability exists when Team Foundation Server does not properly sanitize user provided input, aka "Team Foundation Server Cross-site Scripting Vulnerability." This affects Team.
CVE-2019-0647
PUBLISHED: 2019-01-17
An information disclosure vulnerability exists when Team Foundation Server does not properly handle variables marked as secret, aka "Team Foundation Server Information Disclosure Vulnerability." This affects Team.
CVE-2018-20727
PUBLISHED: 2019-01-17
Multiple command injection vulnerabilities in NeDi before 1.7Cp3 allow authenticated users to execute code on the server side via the flt parameter to Nodes-Traffic.php, the dv parameter to Devices-Graph.php, or the tit parameter to drawmap.php.