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White House Scales Back Response to SolarWinds & Exchange Server Attacks
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Lessons learned from the Unified Coordination Groups will be used to inform future response efforts, a government official says.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 4/19/2021
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Attackers Test Weak Passwords in Purple Fox Malware Attacks
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Researchers share a list of passwords that Purple Fox attackers commonly brute force when targeting the SMB protocol.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/19/2021
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Lazarus Group Uses New Tactic to Evade Detection
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Attackers conceal malicious code within a BMP file to slip past security tools designed to detect embedded objects within images.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/19/2021
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SolarWinds: A Catalyst for Change & a Cry for Collaboration
Kurt John, Chief Cybersecurity Officer, Siemens USACommentary
Cybersecurity is more than technology or safeguards like zero trust; mostly, it's about collaboration.
By Kurt John Chief Cybersecurity Officer, Siemens USA, 4/19/2021
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Pandemic Drives Greater Need for Endpoint Security
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Endpoint security has changed. Can your security plan keep up?
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/16/2021
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High-Level Admin of FIN7 Cybercrime Group Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison
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Fedir Hladyr pleaded guilty in 2019 to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and conspiracy to commit computer hacking.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/16/2021
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Security Gaps in IoT Access Control Threaten Devices and Users
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Researchers spot problems in how IoT vendors delegate device access across multiple clouds and users.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 4/16/2021
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How the Biden Administration Can Make Digital Identity a Reality
Hal Granoff, Head of US Market Development at CallsignCommentary
A digital identity framework is the answer to the US government's cybersecurity dilemma.
By Hal Granoff Head of US Market Development at Callsign, 4/16/2021
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Software Developer Arrested in Computer Sabotage Case
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Officials say Davis Lu placed malicious code on servers in a denial-of-service attack on his employer.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/15/2021
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Google Brings 37 Security Fixes to Chrome 90
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The latest version of Google Chrome also introduces HTTPS as the browser's default protocol.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/15/2021
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US Formally Attributes SolarWinds Attack to Russian Intelligence Agency
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Treasury Department slaps sanctions on IT security firms that it says supported Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service carry out the attacks.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 4/15/2021
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Pandemic Pushes Bot Operators to Redirect Efforts
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
As demand for travel, lodging, and concerts plummeted in 2020, bot traffic moved to more popular activities, such as e-commerce, healthcare, and government sites.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 4/15/2021
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6 Tips for Managing Operational Risk in a Downturn
Steve Durbin, CEO of the Information Security ForumCommentary
Many organizations adjust their risk appetite in an economic downturn, as risk is expanded to include supplier and customer insolvency, not to mention cash-flow changes.
By Steve Durbin CEO of the Information Security Forum, 4/15/2021
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How to Create an Incident Response Plan From the Ground Up
Eric Ahlm, Senior Research Director, Gartner
Security 101: In the wake of an incident, it's important to cover all your bases -- and treat your IR plan as a constantly evolving work in progress.
By Eric Ahlm Senior Research Director, Gartner, 4/15/2021
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Nation-State Attacks Force a New Paradigm: Patching as Incident Response
Fred Langston, Executive Vice President of Professional Services and Co-Founder, CI SecurityCommentary
IT no longer has the luxury of thoroughly testing critical vulnerability patches before rolling them out.
By Fred Langston Executive Vice President of Professional Services and Co-Founder, CI Security, 4/15/2021
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Malicious PowerShell Use, Attacks on Office 365 Accounts Surged in Q4
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
There was also a sharp increase in overall malware volumes in the fourth quarter of 2020, COVID-19 related attack activity, and mobile malware, new data shows.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 4/15/2021
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Thycotic & Centrify Merge to Form Cloud Identity Security Firm
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The combined entity will expand on both companies' privileged access management tools and expects to debut a new brand this year.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/14/2021
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CISA Urges Caution for Security Researchers Targeted in Attack Campaign
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The agency urges researchers to take precautions amid an ongoing targeted threat campaign.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/14/2021
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FBI Operation Remotely Removes Web Shells From Exchange Servers
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
A court order authorized the FBI to remove malicious Web shells from hundreds of vulnerable machines running on-premises Exchange Server.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 4/14/2021
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The CISO Life Is Half as Good
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark Reading
Lora Vaughn was at a crossroads -- and that was before mandated pandemic lockdowns came into play. Here's her story of how life got sweeter after she stepped away from the CISO job.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 4/14/2021
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CVE-2021-3035
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-20
An unsafe deserialization vulnerability in Bridgecrew Checkov by Prisma Cloud allows arbitrary code execution when processing a malicious terraform file. This issue impacts Checkov 2.0 versions earlier than Checkov 2.0.26. Checkov 1.0 versions are not impacted.
CVE-2021-3036
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-20
An information exposure through log file vulnerability exists in Palo Alto Networks PAN-OS software where secrets in PAN-OS XML API requests are logged in cleartext to the web server logs when the API is used incorrectly. This vulnerability applies only to PAN-OS appliances that are configured to us...
CVE-2021-3037
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-20
An information exposure through log file vulnerability exists in Palo Alto Networks PAN-OS software where the connection details for a scheduled configuration export are logged in system logs. Logged information includes the cleartext username, password, and IP address used to export the PAN-OS conf...
CVE-2021-3038
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-20
A denial-of-service (DoS) vulnerability in Palo Alto Networks GlobalProtect app on Windows systems allows a limited Windows user to send specifically-crafted input to the GlobalProtect app that results in a Windows blue screen of death (BSOD) error. This issue impacts: GlobalProtect app 5.1 versions...
CVE-2021-3506
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-19
An out-of-bounds (OOB) memory access flaw was found in fs/f2fs/node.c in the f2fs module in the Linux kernel in versions before 5.12.0-rc4. A bounds check failure allows a local attacker to gain access to out-of-bounds memory leading to a system crash or a leak of internal kernel information. The hi...
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