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Big Business Ransomware: A Lucrative Market in the Underground Economy
Michael Sutton, Chief Information Security Office, ZscalerCommentary
Why lock and/or pilfer a person’s files worth hundreds of dollars when corporate data is infinitely more valuable?
By Michael Sutton Chief Information Security Office, Zscaler, 7/1/2016
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China’s Economic Cyber-Spying Drops Post Sept Talks: US Official
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
U.S. Assistant Attorney General John Carlin's statement finds support in FireEye report of a 90% fall in China-based hacking.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/1/2016
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The Attribution Question: Does It Matter Who Attacked You?
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Everyone will ask whodunnit, but how can an organization put that information to practical use during disaster recovery and planning for the future?
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 6/29/2016
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Hackers Pilfer $10 Million From Ukraine Bank
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Reports allege criminals used SWIFT to transfer money, have compromised several Ukraine, Russia banks.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/29/2016
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Microsoft + LinkedIn: How To Spot Insider Trading Risk Early
Eleonore Fournier-Tombs, Field Data Scientist, RedOwlCommentary
With the explosion of mobile, cloud, and the blurring of work and personal data, companies considering M&A have a lot to worry about when it comes to insider threats.
By Eleonore Fournier-Tombs Field Data Scientist, RedOwl, 6/28/2016
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Phishing, Whaling & The Surprising Importance Of Privileged Users
Joseph Opacki, VP, Threat Research, PhishLabsCommentary
By bagging a privileged user early on, attackers can move from entry point to mission accomplished in no time at all.
By Joseph Opacki VP, Threat Research, PhishLabs, 6/21/2016
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5 Tips For Staying Cyber-Secure On Your Summer Vacation
Emily Johnson, Associate Editor, UBM AmericasNews
Stick with mobile payment apps and carrier networks when traveling. And don't broadcast your plans or locations via social media.
By Emily Johnson Associate Editor, UBM Americas, 6/20/2016
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Self-Service Password Reset & Social Engineering: A Match Made In Hell
Jackson Shaw, Senior Director, Product Management, Dell SecurityCommentary
A sad tale of how hackers compromised a CEO’s corporate account by trolling Facebook and LInkedin for answers to six common authentication questions. (And how to avoid that happening to you)
By Jackson Shaw Senior Director, Product Management, Dell Security, 6/13/2016
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FBI Report: Deconstructing The Wide Scope Of Internet Crime
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
Hottest crimes reported to IC3 last year include ransomware and email scams via business email compromise and all account compromise attacks.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 5/27/2016
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Bangladesh Reopens 2013 Cold Case Of Bank Theft Via SWIFT
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Authorities cite similarities in Sonali Bank hack with February's $81 million central bank theft.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/26/2016
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APWG: Phishing Attacks Jump 250% From Oct Through March
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Quarterly and monthly totals are the highest since the Anti-Phishing Working Group began tracking phishing in 2004.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/25/2016
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Ukrainian Pleads Guilty To Stealing Press Releases For Insider Trading
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
In largest known cyber securities fraud to date, hackers and traders made $30 million from unreleased press releases.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/17/2016
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Bangladesh Bank Theft: New York Fed Stands By Transfer Procedures
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Bank replies to US lawmaker query whether transfer of funds should have been blocked.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/16/2016
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Bangladesh Bank Theft: SWIFT CEO Rejects Theory Of Loopholes In Network
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Leibbrandt says customer fraud is the likely explanation for the $81 Million bank heist.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/13/2016
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Call Centers In The Bullseye
Emily Johnson, Associate Editor, UBM AmericasNews
Cheap set-ups, economic recession, and the US rollout of chip-and-PIN technology, all contribute to dramatic increase in call center fraud.
By Emily Johnson Associate Editor, UBM Americas, 5/12/2016
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6 Shocking Intellectual Property Breaches
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
Not all breaches involve lost customer data. Sometimes the most damaging losses come when intellectual property is pilfered.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 5/12/2016
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Phishing Fraud BECkons: Will You Fall Victim?
Tim Helming, Director of Product Management, DomainToolsCommentary
Why one company got caught in a Business Email Compromise (BEC) Attack -- and how yours can avoid the same fate.
By Tim Helming Director of Product Management, DomainTools, 5/12/2016
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Dark Reading Not Actually A Sign Of The Apocalypse
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingCommentary
My initial threat assessment of Dark Reading was entirely inaccurate.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 5/11/2016
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Investigations Into Bangladesh Bank Heist Indicate ‘Inside Job’
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
FBI suspects bank worker may have acted as accomplice in the $81 Million theft.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/11/2016
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What Makes Next-Gen Endpoint Protection Unique?
Sean Martin, CISSP | President, imsmartin
Here are five critical factors you need to know about today's new breed of endpoint protection technology.
By Sean Martin CISSP | President, imsmartin, 5/10/2016
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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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