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Microsoft Updates Foreign Surveillance Request Count
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Microsoft received 0-499 surveillance requests from January to June 2016, correcting an earlier report stating orders spiked to 1,000-1,499.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/27/2017
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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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4 Industries Account for Majority of Global Ransomware Attacks
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When it comes to 77% of global ransomware attacks, these four industries take the greatest hit, according to a global threat trends report released today.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/25/2017
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Macron Targeted by Russian Cyber Spies
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France's leading presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron's campaign reportedly is being targeted by hackers ties to Russia's military intelligence arm GRU.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/24/2017
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Nigerian Convicted in Passport Wire Fraud and Internet Scam
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A Nigerian man set up a number of U.S. bank accounts with bogus passports over a one year period, in which he managed to steal at least $500,000 through wire fraud and Internet scams.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/21/2017
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Kill Chain & the Internet of Things
Ofer Amitai, CEO, PortnoxCommentary
IoT things such as security cameras, smart thermostats and wearables are particularly easy targets for kill chain intruders, but a layered approach to security can help thwart an attack.
By Ofer Amitai CEO, Portnox, 4/20/2017
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Users Overshare Sensitive Enterprise Data
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Survey finds nearly half of the employees trained to protect sensitive data engage in risky security practices.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 4/20/2017
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ISC2 Issues White House Cybersecurity Executive Order Recommendations
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The industry trade group calls on President Trump to make workforce development a top priority when he issues the final version of the White House cybersecurity executive order.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/19/2017
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Advanced, Low-Cost Ransomware Tools on the Rise
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
New offerings cost as little as $175 and come with lots of anti-detection bells and whistles.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 4/18/2017
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Intrusion Suppression:' Transforming Castles into Prisons
Tom Kellermann,  CEO & Cofounder, Strategic Cyber Ventures Commentary
How building cybersecurity structures that decrease adversaries dwell time can reduce the damage from a cyberattack.
By Tom Kellermann CEO & Cofounder, Strategic Cyber Ventures , 4/18/2017
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Identity Thief Faces Potential 22-Year Prison Sentence
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A foreign national pleads guilty to two criminal counts after he and his cohorts steal nearly $1.48 million in bogus tax return refunds following an identity theft hack on a Pittsburgh medical center.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/18/2017
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Man Admits Hacking into His Former Employer's Network
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Tennessee man pleads guilty in federal court, acknowledging he illegally accessed his former employer's networks to gain an edge over his rival.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/17/2017
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Why Brand Trumps Tech in C-Level Conversations
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Brand reputation, not technical tools, should be the focus of the CIO's conversations with board members about the importance of security.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 4/17/2017
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10 Questions To Get Practical Answers At Interop ITX
Dark Reading Staff, Commentary
May 15-19 in Las Vegas: How to get solutions and advice from top speakers for the things that you really want to know.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/14/2017
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Microsoft: Foreign Surveillance Requests Under FISA Shot Up in 2016
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The company received 1,000-1,499 surveillance requests from January0- toJune 2016, the highest since 2011.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/14/2017
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Health Savings Account Fraud: The Rapidly Growing Threat
Vitali Kremez, Director of Research, FlashpointCommentary
As income tax season comes to a close, financially-motivated cybercriminals are honing new tactics for monetizing medical PII.
By Vitali Kremez Director of Research, Flashpoint, 4/14/2017
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The Long Slog To Getting Encryption Right
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Encryption practices have improved dramatically over the last 10 years, but most organizations still don't have enterprise-wide crypto strategies.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 4/14/2017
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Got an Industrial Network? Reduce your Risk of a Cyberattack with Defense in Depth
Jeff Lund, Senior Director, Belden Industrial IT GroupCommentary
If an aggressive, all-out cyberdefense strategy isnt already on your operational technology plan for 2017, its time to get busy.
By Jeff Lund Senior Director, Belden Industrial IT Group, 4/13/2017
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Cybersecurity & Fitness: Weekend Warriors Need Not Apply
Mike D. Kail, Chief Innovation Officer, CybricCommentary
It takes consistency and a repeatable but flexible approach to achieve sustainable, measurable gains in both disciplines.
By Mike D. Kail Chief Innovation Officer, Cybric, 4/12/2017
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Alleged Yahoo Email Hacker Denied Bail in Canada
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Karim Baratov awaits extradition hearing, likely on June 12.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/12/2017
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CVE-2013-7445
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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...

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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.

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.

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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.

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