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Pennsylvania State Prosecutor's Office Paid Ransom In 'Avalanche' Ransomware Attack
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Allegheny County state prosecutor's office paid attackers $1,400 in Bitcoin to free its data.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/6/2016
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Derivative Suit Against Home Depot For 2014 Data Breach Dismissed
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Judge says defendants may have been slow to spike up network security, but did not fail to act.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/6/2016
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Web Gateways: 5 Big Security Challenges
Guy Guzner, CEO and co-founder, FireglassCommentary
Overreliance on Web gateways is putting data, users, customers, organizations, and reputation in harm's way.
By Guy Guzner CEO and co-founder, Fireglass, 12/6/2016
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The 7 Most Sensational Breaches Of 2016
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
The biggest hacks, data exposures, and thefts that left companies and government entities reeling.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 12/6/2016
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Hackers Steal $31 Million From Russia's Central Bank
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Bank says cybercriminals faked client credentials to break into accounts and attempted to steal 5 billion rubles.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/5/2016
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Avalanche Cybercrime Platform Takedown Leaves A Lot To Clean Up
Bogdan Botezatu, Senior E-threat Analyst, Bitdefender
Help us wipe out the remaining bots and put an end to Avalanche once and for all.
By Bogdan Botezatu Senior E-threat Analyst, Bitdefender, 12/5/2016
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Reality Check: Getting Serious About IoT Security
Troy Dearing, Senior Ethical HackerCommentary
The Department of Homeland Security is fully justified in urging security standards for the Internet of Things.
By Troy Dearing Senior Ethical Hacker, 12/5/2016
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The Human Firewall: Why People Are Critical To Email Security
Roland Cloutier, Senior VP, Chief Security Officer, ADPCommentary
Technology is just the beginning; employees must be fully on board with security procedures.
By Roland Cloutier Senior VP, Chief Security Officer, ADP, 12/2/2016
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Organizations In Saudi Arabia Reportedly Hit In Destructive New Shamoon Attacks
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Thousands of computers at countrys main civil aviation authority and other entities rendered unusable by same malware that destroyed 30,000 computers at Aramco in 2012.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 12/1/2016
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Holiday Weekend Online Payment Card Fraud 20% Higher In 2016
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
In the face of EMV chips, criminals turned online to commit card-not-present fraud this Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/1/2016
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20 Questions Smart Security Pros Should Ask About 'Intelligence'
Joshua Goldfarb, VP & CTO - Emerging Technologies, FireEyeCommentary
Threat intel is a hot but complicated topic that encompasses a lot more than just data feeds. Here's how to get beyond the fear, uncertainty, and doubt to maximize its potential.
By Joshua Goldfarb VP & CTO - Emerging Technologies, FireEye, 12/1/2016
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Gaming Company Sues Ex-Employees Over Data Theft
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
San Francisco-based Zynga alleges former workers took sensitive information with them when they joined rival company.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/1/2016
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In Break From Usual, Threat Actors Use RAT To Steal POS Data
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
New NetWire RAT version comes with keylogger for stealing a lot more than just credit and debit card data.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 11/30/2016
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Windows Malware Infections Spiked 106% From Black Friday To Cyber Monday
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeekNews
The number of infected PCs jumped some 106% during the holiday season's first shopping weekend and 118% above normal on Cyber Monday.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 11/30/2016
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The Rise Of SecBizOps & Why It Matters
Kevin O'Brien, Co-Founder and CEO, GreatHornCommentary
By aligning security dollars and technology with core business requirements, infosec can become a business enabler, not a business impediment.
By Kevin O'Brien Co-Founder and CEO, GreatHorn, 11/30/2016
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Deutsche Telekom Attacks Suggest Mirai Threat Poised To Become Much Larger
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
With attack, Mirai has added an exploit targeting Web service vulnerability.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 11/29/2016
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European Commission Hit By DDoS Attack
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The cyberattack lasted for several hours and affected output but no loss of data was reported.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/29/2016
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San Francisco Transit Agency Earns Praise For Denying Ransom Request
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Despite being forced to give out free rides all weekend, metropolitan transportation authority declines to pay the ransomware operators who locked down ticketing systems.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 11/28/2016
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2016's 7 Worst DDoS Attacks So Far
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark Reading
Rise of booter and stresser services, mostly run on IoT botnets, is fueling DDoS excitement (but the pros aren't impressed).
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 11/28/2016
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5 Links Of The Attack Chain And How To Disrupt Them
Malwarebytes Labs, Malwarebytes Labs
By identifying steps in the attack chain, you can deploy appropriate defenses at each stage to prevent breaches from happening in the first place.
By Malwarebytes Labs Malwarebytes Labs, 11/28/2016
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CVE-2015-4948
Published: 2015-10-15
netstat in IBM AIX 5.3, 6.1, and 7.1 and VIOS 2.2.x, when a fibre channel adapter is used, allows local users to gain privileges via unspecified vectors.

CVE-2015-5660
Published: 2015-10-15
Cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerability in eXtplorer before 2.1.8 allows remote attackers to hijack the authentication of arbitrary users for requests that execute PHP code.

CVE-2015-6003
Published: 2015-10-15
Directory traversal vulnerability in QNAP QTS before 4.1.4 build 0910 and 4.2.x before 4.2.0 RC2 build 0910, when AFP is enabled, allows remote attackers to read or write to arbitrary files by leveraging access to an OS X (1) user or (2) guest account.

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Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC) 1.1j allows local users to gain privileges via vectors involving addition of an SSH key, aka Bug ID CSCuw46076.

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