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Dark Web Vendor Gets 50 Months Jail For ID Theft
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Minnesota resident Aaron Glende aka IcyEagle caught selling stolen bank details on AlphaBay market.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/2/2016
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Avalanche Botnet Comes Tumbling Down In Largest-Ever Sinkholing Operation
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
800,000 domains seized, sinkholed, or blocked, and five individuals arrested, in international effort to bring down botnet linked to 17 major malware families.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 12/1/2016
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Mandia: Russian State Hackers Changed The Game
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Founder of Mandiant and FireEye CEO says Russia doesn't appear to want to cover its tracks anymore.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 12/1/2016
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20 Questions Smart Security Pros Should Ask About 'Intelligence'
Joshua Goldfarb, VP & CTO - Emerging Technologies, FireEyeCommentary
Threat intel is a hot but complicated topic that encompasses a lot more than just data feeds. Here's how to get beyond the fear, uncertainty, and doubt to maximize its potential.
By Joshua Goldfarb VP & CTO - Emerging Technologies, FireEye, 12/1/2016
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Georgia Tech Gets $17 Million Defense Deal For Cyberattack Attribution
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US Department of Defense awards research to work on technique for quick attribution of cyberattack with hard evidence.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/30/2016
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Just Half Of Organizations Employ Threat Intelligence
Steve Zurier, Freelance WriterNews
PwC survey finds half of enterprises worldwide swap actionable information with industry peers, and 45% with ISACs.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 11/30/2016
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2016's 7 Worst DDoS Attacks So Far
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark Reading
Rise of booter and stresser services, mostly run on IoT botnets, is fueling DDoS excitement (but the pros aren't impressed).
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 11/28/2016
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Atlanta Attorneys Office Gets Cybercrime Unit
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New cell created after arrest and extradition of two Nigerians from Malaysia in alleged phishing attacks on US.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/23/2016
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Security Automation: Striking The Right Balance
Nathan Burke, VP, Marketing, HexaditeCommentary
What a smart toaster oven taught me about the importance of learning how to do a task versus the efficiency of automating the work.
By Nathan Burke VP, Marketing, Hexadite, 11/23/2016
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178 Arrested In Money Mule Crackdown
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Total of 17 countries involved in second European effort to disrupt cybercriminals' money laundering mechanism.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/22/2016
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Ransomware Surveys Fill In Scope, Scale of Extortion Epidemic
Terry Sweeney, Contributing EditorNews
Half of all surveyed organizations have been hit with ransomware campaigns in the last year, many more than once
By Terry Sweeney Contributing Editor, 11/21/2016
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Thinking Ahead: Cybersecurity In The Trump Era
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeekNews
In a panel held by the University of California Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity and Bipartisan Policy Center, experts discuss challenges facing the incoming presidential administration.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 11/18/2016
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'Snoopers Charter' Set To Become Law In UK
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Surveillance bill goes through British Parliament and awaits only the Royal assent to become law before the year ends.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/17/2016
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The 7 Most Significant Government Data Breaches
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer
Mega compromises at federal and state agencies over the past three years has compromised everything from personal data on millions to national security secrets.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 11/15/2016
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Preparing For The Future Of Online Threats
Marilyn Cohodas, Community Editor, Dark ReadingCommentary
Gaze into the crystal balls of a panel of forward-thinking security experts during Dark Readings virtual event Nov. 15.
By Marilyn Cohodas Community Editor, Dark Reading, 11/14/2016
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Sharing Threat Intel: Easier Said Than Done
Derek Manky, Global Security Strategist, FortinetCommentary
For cyber intelligence-sharing to work, organizations need two things: to trust each other and better processes to collect, exchange, and act on information quickly.
By Derek Manky Global Security Strategist, Fortinet, 11/11/2016
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Russian Hackers Behind DNC Breach Wage Post-US Election Attacks
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Less than six hours after Donald Trump was named President-Elect of the US, Cozy Bear/APT29/CozyDuke nation-state hackers kicked off waves of spearphishing attacks.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 11/10/2016
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Threat Hunting: Going After The Big Game
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The Black Hat News Desk welcomes Jian Zhen from Endgame.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/3/2016
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Surveys: Security Pros Overwhelmed, Not Communicating, Threat Intel Data
Terry Sweeney, Contributing EditorNews
Two new studies underscore the challenges of making threat intelligence part of the enterprise arsenal.
By Terry Sweeney Contributing Editor, 11/3/2016
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US Should Help Private Sector 'Active Defense,' But Outlaw Hacking Back, Says Task Force
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Task Force at George Washington University suggests ways for government to clear up legal quagmires, improve tools, keep us all out of trouble.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 10/31/2016
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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...

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.

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.

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.

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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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