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Hit-And-Run Tactics Fuel Growth In DDoS Attacks
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
A majority of organizations in Imperva DDoS study suffer multiple consecutive attacks.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 8/23/2016
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Ransomware Costs Enterprises $209M In 1H 2016
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
New report from Trend Micro shows the addition of ransomware families in first half of the year nearly doubled numbers for new families found in all of 2015.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 8/23/2016
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Anatomy Of A Social Media Attack
Mike Raggo, Chief Research Scientist, ZeroFOX (CISSP, NSA-IAM, ACE, CSI)Commentary
Finding and addressing Twitter and Facebook threats requires a thorough understanding of how theyre accomplished.
By Mike Raggo Chief Research Scientist, ZeroFOX (CISSP, NSA-IAM, ACE, CSI), 8/23/2016
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Hacktivists Take Aim At Olympics Broadcast Service
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Broadcasts and images of Games left intact, but employee contact information apparently breached.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/22/2016
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Eddie Bauer Reports Intrusion Into Point Of Sale Network
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Data belonging to customers who used payment cards at all 370 Eddie Bauer locations in the US, Canada compromised.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 8/19/2016
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FireEye Probes Suspected Breach Of Clinton Charity Site: Sources
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Officials say attackers reportedly employed same technique as used in Russia-backed hacking of Democratic Party groups.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/19/2016
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Employee Arrested For Breach At Software Firm Sage
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Woman detained at Heathrow Airport for data fraud conspiracy impacting over 200 businesses.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/19/2016
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3 Takeaways From The HEI Hotels And Oracle MICROS Breaches
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Attacks another reminder of the fragility of the US payment system.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 8/18/2016
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Operation Ghoul Targets Industrial, Engineering Companies In 30 Countries
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Attack campaign appears to be more about financial gain than industrial theft or sabotage, however.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 8/17/2016
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What Mr. Robot Can Teach Businesses About Security
Terry Sweeney, Contributing EditorNews
By getting the underlying technology right, Mr. Robot producers understand they boost the show's credibility and give businesses and their customers a more realistic view of security, risk and the challenges of data protection.
By Terry Sweeney Contributing Editor, 8/17/2016
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Millions Of Keyless Volkswagen Cars Can Be Hacked: Research
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Paper says many keyless VW cars sold since 1995 can be broken into using cheap tools to catch radio signals.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/17/2016
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Security Must Become Driving Force For Auto Industry
Art Dahnert, Managing Consultant, Cigital, Inc.Commentary
Digital security hasnt kept pace in this always-connected era. Is infosec up to the challenge?
By Art Dahnert Managing Consultant, Cigital, Inc., 8/17/2016
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Cerber Ransomware Could Net $2 Million Its First Year
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
A study of the Cerber operation's ransomware-as-a-service model highlights just how lucrative this cybercrime can be.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 8/16/2016
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Some Starwood, Marriott, Hyatt, Intercontinental Hotels Hit By PoS Attacks
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Payment card details of customers may have been stolen via PoS malware.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/16/2016
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Dark Reading Radio: What Keeps IT Security Pros Awake at Night
Marilyn Cohodas, Community Editor, Dark ReadingCommentary
Join us for a wide-ranging discussion with (ISC) Chief Exec David Shearer on the most worrisome infosec trends and challenges.
By Marilyn Cohodas Community Editor, Dark Reading, 8/16/2016
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Iran Probes Cyber Role In Fires Across Gas Facilities
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Country rocked by a string of explosions in petroleum facilities causing millions of dollars in damage.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/15/2016
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DDoS Attack On Aussie Swimming Site Linked To Horton-Sun Yang Feud
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Cyberattack soon after Australian swimmer accuses Chinese rival of being a drug cheat.'
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/15/2016
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Russians Clearly Behind 'Electronic Watergate,' Pelosi Says
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Rep. Nancy Pelosi calls out Russia in recent cyberattack on Democratic campaign, which may have hit more than 100 targets.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/12/2016
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The Future Of ATM Hacking
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Research released at Black Hat USA last week shows that one of our best defenses for the future of payment card and ATM security isn't infallible. Here's why.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/11/2016
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Here's The Business Side Of Thwarting A Cyberattack
Sean Martin, CISSP | President, imsmartin
Ponemon Group study data illustrates the balancing act of running a business while trying to stay secure.
By Sean Martin CISSP | President, imsmartin, 8/11/2016
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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.

CVE-2015-6333
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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