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5 Reveals About Today's Attack M.O.s From Skype Spying Malware
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
T9000 backdoor is built with many of today's cybercriminal tricks up its sleeves.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 2/11/2016
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5 Big Incident Response Mistakes
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Failing to have a formal incident response plan is just one of the mistakes organizations make.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 2/11/2016
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The Phishie Awards: (Dis)Honoring The Best Of The Worst Phishing Attacks
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark Reading
From the costly to the clever to the just plain creepy, here are the recent phishing campaigns that have earned our reluctant recognition.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 2/10/2016
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Over 100,000 E-File PINs Fraudulently Accessed In Automated Attack On IRS App
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Personal data stolen from other sources was used in attack agency says
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 2/10/2016
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IoT Next Surveillance Frontier, Says US Spy Chief
Dawn Kawamoto, Freelance Writer and EditorNews
US Director of National Intelligence James Clapper delivers chilling remarks regarding the Internet of Things, noting there may come a day when spy agencies may tap into IoT for surveillance, network access, and more.
By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor, 2/10/2016
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Bipartisan House Bill Will Seek To Prevent States From Mandating Encryption Backdoors
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingQuick Hits
ENCRYPT Act aims to stave off efforts being made in California and New York legislatures.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 2/10/2016
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Simplifying Application Security: 4 Steps
Chris Wysopal, CTO, CISO and co-founder, VeracodeCommentary
It’s time to leave behind the misconceptions about the cost and effort required by effective application security. Here’s how.
By Chris Wysopal CTO, CISO and co-founder, Veracode, 2/10/2016
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Is The Cybersecurity Bubble About To Burst?
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Cybersecurity stocks are way down in 2016 so far, but venture capital money still flows.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 2/10/2016
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As Dyre Goes Quiet, Focus Turns On Other Banking Trojans
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Dridex, Gozi, and Shifu are just three of the many malware tools that could replace Dyre, security researchers say.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 2/9/2016
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New White House Cybersecurity Plan Creates Federal CISO
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Cybersecurity National Action Plan aims to increase federal cybersecurity spending by 35 percent to modernize IT and address skills shortage, IoT.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 2/9/2016
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How (And Why) AppSec Is Important To Your Business
Kunal Anand, co-founder and CTO, PrevotyCommentary
WhiteHat founder Jeremiah Grossman and Prevoty founder & CTO Kunal Anand share their perspectives on the past and future of application security.
By Kunal Anand co-founder and CTO, Prevoty, 2/9/2016
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Chinese Cyberspies Pivot To Russia In Wake Of Obama-Xi Pact
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Kaspersky Lab has identified a massive uptick in cyber espionage in Russia by 'Chinese-speaking' APTs.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 2/9/2016
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Brazilian Cyberspies In Suits Shake Down Victims With Stolen Company Secrets
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
'Poseidon Group' puts a new spin on cyber-extortion, and operates across land and sea.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 2/9/2016
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Monday Morning Quarterbacking Super Bowl 50: Infosec Edition
Tim Helming, Director of Product Management, DomainToolsCommentary
How to coach your team to victory in the battle to protect corporate data and intellectual property. After all, there’s a lot riding on your game, too.
By Tim Helming Director of Product Management, DomainTools, 2/8/2016
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'AlienSpy' Family Openly Sold As Subscription Service
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Adwind -- a relative of the infamous AlienSpy spyware -- offered as malware-as-a-service to all types of attackers.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 2/8/2016
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What Should Security Cost?
Tom Quillin, Director of Cyber Security Technology & Initiatives, Intel Corporation
Understanding the economics of information security.
By Tom Quillin Director of Cyber Security Technology & Initiatives, Intel Corporation, 2/8/2016
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US DOJ, DHS Yet To Confirm Breach, Leak
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Apparent names, job titles, contact information of 9,000 Department of Homeland Security employees posted on Twitter.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/8/2016
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10 Shocking New Facts About Ransomware
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
Ransomware has taken over the cybercriminal world in the last few years and there's no end in sight.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 2/8/2016
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Cybercrime Gangs Blend Cyber Espionage And Old-School Hacks In Bank Heists
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
'Metel,'GCMAN,' and Carbanak's comeback highlight how cybercriminals are now going after bank users and systems with cyber espoinage-type tools and tactics.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 2/8/2016
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Online 'Batman' Takes On Dridex Banking Trojan Operators
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Several Dridex malware download sites have begun mysteriously serving up antivirus software instead.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 2/5/2016
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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.

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