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Verizon DBIR Shows Attack Patterns Vary Widely By Industry
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Its not always the newest or the most sophisticated threat you need to worry about, Verizons breach and security incident data for 2016 shows.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 4/27/2017
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Facebook Spam Botnet Promises 'Likes' for Access Tokens
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Facebook users can fuel a social spam botnet by providing verified apps' access tokens in exchange for "likes" and comments.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 4/27/2017
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OWASP Top 10 Update: Is It Helping to Create More Secure Applications?
Chris Eng, VP Research, Veracode, Commentary
What has not been updated in the new Top 10 list is almost more significant than what has.
By By Chris Eng , 4/27/2017
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New OWASP Top 10 Reveals Critical Weakness in Application Defenses
Jeff Williams, CTO, Contrast SecurityCommentary
It's time to move from a dependence on the flawed process of vulnerability identification and remediation to a two-pronged approach that also protects organizations from attacks.
By Jeff Williams CTO, Contrast Security, 4/27/2017
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Iranian Hackers Believed Behind Massive Attacks on Israeli Targets
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
OilRig aka Helix Kitten nation-state group leveraged Microsoft zero-day bug in targeted attacks.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 4/27/2017
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IRS and Immigration Officials Impersonated in Call Center Scam
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A call center in India was used to scare US residents with threats of imprisonment and deportation in a ruse that impersonated US officials.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/27/2017
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HHS Hits CardioNet with $2.5M HIPAA Settlement Fee
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The US Department of Health and Human Services slapped the mobile cardiac monitoring service with fee after breach of customer health data.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/26/2017
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Chipotle Serves Up Security Incident Warning
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The Mexican restaurant chain notifies customers its payment processing system may have been hacked, marking the latest woes for the fast-food maker.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/26/2017
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What Role Should ISPs Play in Cybersecurity?
Corey Nachreiner, Chief Technology Officer, WatchGuard TechnologiesCommentary
There are many actions ISPs could do to make browsing the Web safer, but one thing stands out.
By Corey Nachreiner Chief Technology Officer, WatchGuard Technologies, 4/26/2017
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New Ad Fraud Campaign Uses Millions of Domain Names to Bilk Advertising Networks
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
NoTrove has established a huge infrastructure to make money through click redirection and scam traffic-brokering.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 4/26/2017
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INTERPOL Operation Sweeps Up Thousands of Cybercrime Servers Used for Ransomware, DDoS, Spam
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Massive public-private 'cyber surge' in Asia identifies hundreds of compromised websites in operation that spans multiple cybercriminal groups, activities.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 4/25/2017
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Chinese, Russian Cyber Groups Research Shadow Brokers Malware
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Cyber communities in China and Russia have started digging into the most recent release of malware from Shadow Brokers.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 4/25/2017
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xDedic Marketplace Data Spells Danger for Businesses
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The xDedic marketplace, a hotspot for cybercriminals on the dark web, sells access to RDP servers to enable attacks on government and corporations.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 4/25/2017
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Why (& How) CISOs Should Talk to Company Boards
Peter S. Cohan, Lecturer of Strategy, Babson CollegeCommentary
The C-Suite needs to minimize cybersecurity risk in order to maximize its principal goal of attaining high-level, sustainable growth.
By Peter S. Cohan Lecturer of Strategy, Babson College, 4/25/2017
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Hyundai Blue Link Vulnerability Allows Remote Start of Cars
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Car maker Hyundai patched a vulnerability in its Blue Link software, which could potentially allow attackers to remotely unlock a vehicle and start it.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/25/2017
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IT-OT Convergence: Coming to an Industrial Plant Near You
Barak Perelman, CEO, IndegyCommentary
There's been a big divide between IT and OT, but that must end. Here's how to make them come together.
By Barak Perelman CEO, Indegy, 4/25/2017
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4 Industries Account for Majority of Global Ransomware Attacks
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
When it comes to 77% of global ransomware attacks, these four industries take the greatest hit, according to a global threat trends report released today.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/25/2017
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Macron Targeted by Russian Cyber Spies
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
France's leading presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron's campaign reportedly is being targeted by hackers ties to Russia's military intelligence arm GRU.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/24/2017
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A Closer Look at CIA-Linked Malware as Search for Rogue Insider Begins
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Symantec researcher explains the goals behind CIA-linked hacking tools, as the government launches an investigation to discover who gave secret documents to WikiLeaks.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 4/24/2017
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IT Engineer Stole Source Code to Verify Acquisition
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Zhengquan Zhang admitted to installing malware on his employer's servers, which he did to research a potential acquisition.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/24/2017
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CVE-2013-7445
Published: 2015-10-15
The Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) subsystem in the Linux kernel through 4.x mishandles requests for Graphics Execution Manager (GEM) objects, which allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via an application that processes graphics data, as demonstrated b...

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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Published: 2015-10-15
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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