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Russian 'Cron' Cyber Gang Arrested for Raiding Bank Accounts
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Russian authorities arrest a group of 16 hackers who allegedly were attacking banks in their native country via mobile malware, nixing plans for their global expansion.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/22/2017
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Deconstructing the 2016 Yahoo Security Breach
Jacob Olcott, VP, Strategic Partnerships, BitSightCommentary
One good thing about disasters is that we can learn from them and avoid repeating the same mistakes. Here are five lessons that the Yahoo breach should have taught us.
By Jacob Olcott VP, Strategic Partnerships, BitSight, 5/19/2017
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Android Users Fail to Run Latest OS Version
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A study finds 98% of Android devices are not running the latest software version, according to a report released today by Zimperium.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/18/2017
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Study: Rooted Androids, Jailbroken iPhones Found in Enterprises
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
A study released today gives greater insight into some of the worst fears for security pros trying to manage employees' BYOD mobile phones.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 5/16/2017
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'WannaCry' Rapidly Moving Ransomware Attack Spreads to 74 Countries
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
A wave of ransomware infections took down a wide swath of UK hospitals and is rapidly moving across the globe.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 5/12/2017
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Jaff Ransomware Family Emerges In Force
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A new ransomware family is making the rounds in multiple high-volume spam campaigns over the past day, according to Cisco Talos.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/12/2017
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'Systemic' Cyberattack Most Likely to Hit Financial, Energy Sectors
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The financial services industry is among the top five industries that likely face a systemic cyberattack, according to a survey released today.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/10/2017
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FTC Launches Cybersecurity Resource Website for SMBs
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Federal Trade Commission website offers free tips and information for small businesses.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/10/2017
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SLocker Ransomware Variants Surge
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
SLocker, one of the top 20 Android malware families, has seen a six-fold increase in the number of new versions over the past six months.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 5/10/2017
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Hackers Face $8.9 Million Fine for Law Firm Breaches
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A federal court orders three Chinese nationals to pay $8.9 million in fines and penalties for hacking into two law firms and using stolen confidential information to trade stocks.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/9/2017
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Android App Permission in Google Play Contains Security Flaw
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Android's app permission mechanisms could allow malicious apps in Google Play to download directly onto the device.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/9/2017
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Shining a Light on Securitys Grey Areas: Process, People, Technology
John Brenberg, Information Security & Compliance Manager, 3MCommentary
The changing distributed and mobile business landscape brings with it new security and privacy risks. Heres how to meet the challenge.
By John Brenberg Information Security & Compliance Manager, 3M, 5/9/2017
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DHS Report Outlines Feds' Mobile Security Threats
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The US Department of Homeland Security sent Congress a study on mobile security threats facing federal government workers as well as recommendations for protection.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/8/2017
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Law Firm Sues Insurer Over Income Loss in Ransomware Attack
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A Rhode Island law firm sued its insurer over failing to pay for lost income following a ransomware attack on the firm.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/5/2017
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Backdoors: When Good Intentions Go Bad
Randy Battat Founder President & CEO PreVeil & Sanjeev Verma Founder & Chairman PreVeil, Randy Battat Founder President & CEO PreVeil & Sanjeev Verma Founder & Chairman PreVeilCommentary
Requiring encrypted applications to provide backdoors for law enforcement will weaken security for everyone.
By Randy Battat Founder President & CEO PreVeil & Sanjeev Verma Founder & Chairman PreVeil Randy Battat Founder President & CEO PreVeil & Sanjeev Verma Founder & Chairman PreVeil, 5/5/2017
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SS7 Flaws Exploited in Attacks Against Mobile Users' Bank Accounts
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Cyberthieves exploited long-known vulnerabilities in the Signaling System 7 (SS7) protocol, attacking bank accounts in Germany by intercepting two-factor authentication codes sent to mobile phones.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/4/2017
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Healthcare Breaches Hit All-Time High in 2016
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
More than 300 healthcare businesses reported data breaches in 2016, but a drop in leaked records put fewer Americans at risk.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 5/3/2017
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10 Cybercrime Myths that Could Cost You Millions
Marc Wilczek, Digital Strategist & CIO AdvisorCommentary
Dont let a cybersecurity fantasy stop you from building the effective countermeasures you need to protect your organization from attack.
By Marc Wilczek Digital Strategist & CIO Advisor, 4/29/2017
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HHS Hits CardioNet with $2.5M HIPAA Settlement Fee
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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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Microsoft App Aims to Delete the Password
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Microsoft has officially launched its Authenticator app designed to simplify and secure user logins, raising questions about the future of password-free authentication.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 4/26/2017
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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 ...

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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.

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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.

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