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Virginia Consultant Charged with Espionage
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Federal authorities charged a consultant with espionage for transmitting top secret and secret documents to China.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/23/2017
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Android Marcher Variant Makes Rounds as Adobe Flash Player Update
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Zscaler researchers discover a new variant of the Android Marcher malware, which aims to steal online banking credentials and credit card information.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/23/2017
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Threat Intelligence Sharing: The New Normal?
Danelle Au, VP Strategy, SafeBreachCommentary
The spirit of cooperation seems to be taking hold as demonstrated by the growing number of thriving services and organizations whose sole purpose is to analyze specific threats against specific communities.
By Danelle Au VP Strategy, SafeBreach, 6/23/2017
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FireEye CEO Shares State of IT Threat Landscape
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FireEye CEO Kevin Mandia talks about the state of the IT threat landscape and where enterprises should focus their attention when it comes to cybersecurity.
By InformationWeek Staff , 6/23/2017
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Two Arrested for Microsoft Network Intrusion
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UK authorities arrest two men for allegedly breaking into Microsoft's network with the intent to steal customer data from the software giant.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/22/2017
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Most General Counsels Fret over Data Security
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An overwhelming percentage of in-house attorneys say cyberattacks and the impact on their business keeps them up at night, a recent survey shows.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/22/2017
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Russian Hackers Focused on Election Systems in 21 States
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A Department of Homeland Security official testified today that hackers tied to the Russian government attempted to infiltrate election systems in nearly two dozen states.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/21/2017
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Consumer Businesses Have False Confidence in their Security: Deloitte
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Consumer business executives are confident in their ability to respond to cyberattacks but fail to document and test response plans.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/21/2017
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Dark Reading Launches New Conference on Cyber Defense
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Trusted IDs Gain Acceptance in Smart Building Environment
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A majority of survey respondents believe identities can be connected across multiple systems and devices through a single ID card or mobile phone.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/20/2017
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Data Breach Costs Drop Globally But Increase in US
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The average total cost of a data breach declined 10% year-over-year around the world, but in the US edged upward by 5%.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 6/20/2017
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Apple iOS Threats Fewer Than Android But More Deadly
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Data leakage and corruption haunt iOS and Android mobile apps the most, a new study shows.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 6/20/2017
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Cybersecurity Fact vs. Fiction
Marc Laliberte, Information Security Threat Analyst, WatchGuard TechnologiesCommentary
Based on popular media, it's easy to be concerned about the security of smart cars, homes, medical devices, and public utilities. But how truly likely are such attacks?
By Marc Laliberte Information Security Threat Analyst, WatchGuard Technologies, 6/20/2017
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RNC Voter Data on 198 Million Americans Exposed in the Cloud
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
One of the largest known US voter data leaks compromised personal information via an unsecured public-storage cloud account set up on behalf of the Republican National Committee.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 6/19/2017
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Rise of Nation State Threats: How Can Businesses Respond?
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Cybersecurity experts discuss nation-state threats of greatest concerns, different types of attacks, and how organization can prepare.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 6/19/2017
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Major Websites Vulnerable to their Own Back-End Servers
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
DoD, other websites found with back-end server flaws and misconfigurations that could give attackers an entryway to internal networks, researcher will demonstrate at Black Hat USA next month.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 6/19/2017
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Invisible Invaders: Why Detecting Bot Attacks Is Becoming More Difficult
Ido Safruti,  Founder and CTO at PerimeterXCommentary
Traditional methods can't block the latest attackers, but a behavioral approach can tell the difference between bots and humans.
By Ido Safruti Founder and CTO at PerimeterX, 6/19/2017
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Engineer Sentenced to Prison for Hacking Utility, Disabling Water Meter-Readers
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A Pennsylvania man is sentenced to more than a year in prison after hacking into a remote water meter reading system run by his former employer.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/16/2017
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FIN10 Threat Actors Hack and Extort Canadian Mining, Casino Industries
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Previously unknown threat actor has extracted hundreds of thousands of dollars from Canadian companies in a vicious cyberattack campaign that dates back to 2013, FireEye says.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 6/16/2017
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Lack of Experience Biggest Obstacle for InfoSec Career
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A majority of wanna-be infosec professionals find they need more experience to be a contender to enter this career, according to a recent Tripwire poll.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/16/2017
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CVE-2017-0290
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 ...

CVE-2016-10369
Published: 2017-05-08
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.

CVE-2017-0890
Published: 2017-05-08
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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