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1.4 Million New Phishing Sites Launched Each Month
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The number of phishing attacks reach a record rate in 2017, but the majority of the phishing sites remain active for just four- to eight hours.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/22/2017
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Americans Rank Criminal Hacking as Their Number One Threat
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Global warming and artificial intelligence rate as less of a threat to human health, safety, and prosperity, than getting hacked, according to a survey released today.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 9/22/2017
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SEC Says Intruders May Have Accessed Insider Data for Illegal Trading
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
2016 breach of the Securities and Exchange Commission's EDGAR database dents its reputation as a federal cybersecurity enforcer.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 9/21/2017
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CCleaner Malware Targeted Tech Giants Cisco, Google, Microsoft
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The backdoor discovered in Avast's CCleaner targeted top tech companies including Google, Microsoft, Samsung, Sony, VMware, and Cisco.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 9/21/2017
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Why Size Doesn't Matter in DDoS Attacks
Nicolai Bezsonoff, General Manager, Security Solutions, NeustarCommentary
Companies both large and small are targets. Never think "I'm not big enough for a hacker's attention."
By Nicolai Bezsonoff General Manager, Security Solutions, Neustar, 9/21/2017
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SMBs Paid $301 Million to Ransomware Attackers
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
But small- to midsized businesses are taking a tougher stand against ransomware attacks, according to a survey released today of the 2016-2017 period.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/21/2017
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OPM Data Breach Lawsuit Tossed, Fed Plaintiffs will Appeal
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A judge ruled federal employees cannot sue for damages from the 2015 Office of Personnel Management data breach.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/21/2017
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Iranian Cyberspy Group Targets Aerospace, Energy Firms
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
APT33 focused on gathering information to bolster Iran's aviation industry and military decision-making capability, FireEye says.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 9/20/2017
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Mobile Ransomware Hits Browsers with Old-School Techniques
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Several types of malware sold on the dark Web advertise the ability to spy on Android smartphones, encrypt files, and demand payment.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 9/20/2017
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Software Assurance: Thinking Back, Looking Forward
Kevin E. Greene, Cyber Security Thought LeaderCommentary
Ten personal observations that aim to bolster state-of-the-art and state-of-practice in application security.
By Kevin E. Greene Cyber Security Thought Leader, 9/20/2017
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1.9 Billion Data Records Exposed in First Half of 2017
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Every second, 122 records are exposed in breaches around the globe, a new report shows. And that's doesn't even include the new Equifax breach data.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 9/20/2017
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Get Serious about IoT Security
Derek Manky, Global Security Strategist, FortinetCommentary
These four best practices will help safeguard your organization in the Internet of Things.
By Derek Manky Global Security Strategist, Fortinet, 9/20/2017
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Avast-Owned Piriform Releases CCleaner Security Update
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The Avast subsidiary has released two new versions of CCleaner following the discovery of a supply-chain attack.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/19/2017
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New Spam Campaign Literally Doubles Down on Ransomware
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
An upgraded spam campaign alternates Locky and FakeGlobe ransomware, forcing victims to pay twice or lose all their data.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 9/19/2017
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Viacom's Secret Cloud Keys Exposed
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The entertainment giant is the latest company to misconfigure its Amazon Web Services S3 cloud storage bucket.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/19/2017
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Equifax Exec Departures Raise Questions About Responsibility for Breach
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Disclosed details suggest a failure by the technology team but senior executives and the board are not above responsibility as well, experts say.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 9/18/2017
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To Be Ready for the Security Future, Pay Attention to the Security Past
Liz Maida,  Co-founder, CEO & CTO, Uplevel SecurityCommentary
It's easy to just move on to the next problem, ignoring what's happened -- but that's a mistake.
By Liz Maida Co-founder, CEO & CTO, Uplevel Security, 9/18/2017
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OurMine Claims Vevo Hack, Releases 3.12TB of Data
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Group known for claiming responsibility for hacking Mark Zuckerberg's Twitter account and the WikiLeaks' DNS attack says it's behind the Vevo breach.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/16/2017
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Equifax CIO, CSO Step Down
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Embattled credit-monitoring company names interim replacements for both positions and outlines more details about the massive breach.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/15/2017
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Senators Propose US Elections Cybersecurity Commission
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The proposed commission would aim to review the 2016 election process and safeguard future elections from interference.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/15/2017
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CVE-2017-0290
Published: 2017-05-09
NScript in mpengine in Microsoft Malware Protection Engine with Engine Version before 1.1.13704.0, as used in Windows Defender and other products, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (type confusion and application crash) via crafted JavaScript code within ...

CVE-2016-10369
Published: 2017-05-08
unixsocket.c in lxterminal through 0.3.0 insecurely uses /tmp for a socket file, allowing a local user to cause a denial of service (preventing terminal launch), or possibly have other impact (bypassing terminal access control).

CVE-2016-8202
Published: 2017-05-08
A privilege escalation vulnerability in Brocade Fibre Channel SAN products running Brocade Fabric OS (FOS) releases earlier than v7.4.1d and v8.0.1b could allow an authenticated attacker to elevate the privileges of user accounts accessing the system via command line interface. With affected version...

CVE-2016-8209
Published: 2017-05-08
Improper checks for unusual or exceptional conditions in Brocade NetIron 05.8.00 and later releases up to and including 06.1.00, when the Management Module is continuously scanned on port 22, may allow attackers to cause a denial of service (crash and reload) of the management module.

CVE-2017-0890
Published: 2017-05-08
Nextcloud Server before 11.0.3 is vulnerable to an inadequate escaping leading to a XSS vulnerability in the search module. To be exploitable a user has to write or paste malicious content into the search dialogue.