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Ransomware Costs Enterprises $209M In 1H 2016
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
New report from Trend Micro shows the addition of ransomware families in first half of the year nearly doubled numbers for new families found in all of 2015.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 8/23/2016
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Anatomy Of A Social Media Attack
Michael T. Raggo, Chief Research Scientist, ZeroFOX (CISSP, NSA-IAM, ACE, CSI)Commentary
Finding and addressing Twitter and Facebook threats requires a thorough understanding of how theyre accomplished.
By Michael T. Raggo Chief Research Scientist, ZeroFOX (CISSP, NSA-IAM, ACE, CSI), 8/23/2016
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Eddie Bauer Reports Intrusion Into Point Of Sale Network
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Data belonging to customers who used payment cards at all 370 Eddie Bauer locations in the US, Canada compromised.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 8/19/2016
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Darknet: Where Your Stolen Identity Goes to Live
Itay Glick, CEO & Co-founder, VotiroCommentary
Almost everything is available on the Darknet -- drugs, weapons, and child pornography -- but where it really excels is as an educational channel for beginning identity thieves.
By Itay Glick CEO & Co-founder, Votiro, 8/19/2016
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Employee Arrested For Breach At Software Firm Sage
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Woman detained at Heathrow Airport for data fraud conspiracy impacting over 200 businesses.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/19/2016
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Attacker's Playbook Top 5 Is High On Passwords, Low On Malware
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Report: Penetration testers' five most reliable methods of compromising targets include four different ways to use stolen credentials, but zero ways to exploit software.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/18/2016
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5 Strategies For Enhancing Targeted Security Monitoring
Jason Sachowski, Director, Security Forensics & Civil Investigations, Scotiabank GroupCommentary
These examples will help you improve early incident detection results.
By Jason Sachowski Director, Security Forensics & Civil Investigations, Scotiabank Group, 8/18/2016
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Operation Ghoul Targets Industrial, Engineering Companies In 30 Countries
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Attack campaign appears to be more about financial gain than industrial theft or sabotage, however.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 8/17/2016
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8 Surprising Statistics About Insider Threats
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
Insider theft and negligence is real--and so are the practices that amplify the risks.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 8/17/2016
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User Ed: Patching People Vs Vulns
Lysa Myers, Security Researcher, ESETCommentary
How infosec can combine and adapt security education and security defenses to the way users actually do their jobs.
By Lysa Myers Security Researcher, ESET, 8/17/2016
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US Election: Feds Offer Security Help To States To Prevent Hacking
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Move comes as Donald Trump questions integrity of the election systems.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/17/2016
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Security Must Become Driving Force For Auto Industry
Art Dahnert, Managing Consultant, Cigital, Inc.Commentary
Digital security hasnt kept pace in this always-connected era. Is infosec up to the challenge?
By Art Dahnert Managing Consultant, Cigital, Inc., 8/17/2016
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Cerber Ransomware Could Net $2 Million Its First Year
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
A study of the Cerber operation's ransomware-as-a-service model highlights just how lucrative this cybercrime can be.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 8/16/2016
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Dark Reading Radio: What Keeps IT Security Pros Awake at Night
Marilyn Cohodas, Community Editor, Dark ReadingCommentary
Join us for a wide-ranging discussion with (ISC) Chief Exec David Shearer on the most worrisome infosec trends and challenges.
By Marilyn Cohodas Community Editor, Dark Reading, 8/16/2016
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New Banking Malware Touts Zeus-Like Capabilities
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Scylex malware built from scratch for financial theft, according to an ad in infamous underground forum.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 8/15/2016
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What The TSA Teaches Us About IP Protection
Brian White, Chief Operating Officer, RedOwlCommentary
Data loss prevention solutions are no longer effective. Todays security teams have to keep context and human data in mind, as the TSA does.
By Brian White Chief Operating Officer, RedOwl, 8/11/2016
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The Future Of ATM Hacking
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Research released at Black Hat USA last week shows that one of our best defenses for the future of payment card and ATM security isn't infallible. Here's why.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/11/2016
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PLC Worms Pose Stealthy Threat To Industrial Systems
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Researchers at Black Hat USA demonstrated 'PLC Blaster' worm capable of infecting programmable logic controllers and spreading to other systems.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 8/10/2016
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Theory Vs Practice: Getting The Most Out Of Infosec
Joshua Goldfarb, VP & CTO - Emerging Technologies, FireEyeCommentary
Why being practical and operationally minded is the only way to build a successful security program.
By Joshua Goldfarb VP & CTO - Emerging Technologies, FireEye, 8/10/2016
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30 More Victims Pinned On Highly Selective Cyberespionage Group
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Kaspersky Lab says newly discovered threat actor ProjectSauron -- called Strider by Symantec -- has hit organizations in Russia, Rwanda, Iran, and Italian-speaking nations.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 8/9/2016
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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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