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Data Breaches Surge in Food & Beverage, Other Industries
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Six previously "under-attacked" vertical industries saw a surge in data breaches last year due to COVID-19 related disruptions and other factors, new data shows.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 6/17/2021
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One in Five Manufacturing Firms Targeted by Cyberattacks
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Information-stealing malware makes up about a third of attacks, a study finds, but companies worry most about ransomware shutting down production.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 6/17/2021
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Carnival Cruise Line Reports Security Breach
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The cruise ship operator says the incident affected employee and guest data.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/17/2021
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Google Launches SLSA, a New Framework for Supply Chain Integrity
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The "Supply chain Levels for Software Artifacts" aims to ensure the integrity of components throughout the software supply chain.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/17/2021
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Cyberattacks Are Tailored to Employees ... Why Isn't Security Training?
Tim Sadler, CEO and co-founder of TessianCommentary
Consider four factors and behaviors that impact a particular employee's risk, and how security training should take them into account.
By Tim Sadler CEO and co-founder of Tessian, 6/17/2021
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Mission Critical: What Really Matters in a Cybersecurity Incident
Beth Burgin Waller, Chair, Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Practice , Woods Rogers PLCCommentary
The things you do before and during a cybersecurity incident can make or break the success of your response.
By Beth Burgin Waller Chair, Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Practice , Woods Rogers PLC, 6/17/2021
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Ukraine Police Disrupt Cl0p Ransomware Operation
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Growing list of similar actions in recent months may finally be scaring some operators into quitting, but threat is far from over, security experts say.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 6/16/2021
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Ransomware Operators' Strategies Evolve as Attacks Rise
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Security researchers find ransomware operators rely less on email and more on criminal groups for initial access into target networks.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 6/16/2021
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Biden Tells Putin Critical Infrastructure Sectors 'Off Limits' to Russian Hacking
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President Joe Biden said he and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed to discuss boundaries in cyber activity.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/16/2021
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Security Flaw Discovered In Peloton Equipment
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The vulnerability could give attackers remote root access to the bike's tablet, researchers report.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/16/2021
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Cars, Medicine, Electric Grids: Future Hackers Will Hit Much More Than Networks in an IT/OT Integrated World
Greg Valentine, Senior Cybersecurity Director, Capgemini North AmericaCommentary
Intelligent systems must include the right cybersecurity protections to prevent physical threats to operational technology.
By Greg Valentine Senior Cybersecurity Director, Capgemini North America, 6/16/2021
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Russian National Convicted on Charges Related to Kelihos Botnet
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Oleg Koshkin was arrested in 2019 and faces a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison, the DoJ reports.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/16/2021
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Is an Attacker Living Off Your Land?
Samuel Greengard, Freelance Writer
Living-off-the-land attacks pose significant risks to organizations and, on top of that, are difficult to detect. Learn the basics about how these attacks operate and ways to limit their damage.
By Samuel Greengard Freelance Writer, 6/16/2021
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Keeping Your Organization Secure When Dealing With the Unexpected
Zane Lackey, Co-Founder and CSO of Signal SciencesCommentary
There's no way to anticipate every possible scenario, but the right approach to business continuity can help you respond effectively in any situation.
By Zane Lackey Co-Founder and CSO of Signal Sciences, 6/16/2021
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Don't Get Stymied by Security Indecision
Alex Pezold, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, TokenExCommentary
You might be increasing cyber-risk by not actively working to reduce it.
By Alex Pezold Founder & Chief Executive Officer, TokenEx, 6/16/2021
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Thousands of VMware vCenter Servers Remain Open to Attack Over the Internet
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Three weeks after company disclosed two critical vulnerabilities in the workload management utility, many organizations have not patched the technology yet, security vendor says.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 6/15/2021
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Microsoft Disrupts Large-Scale BEC Campaign Across Web Services
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Attackers had used the cloud-based infrastructure to target mailboxes and add forwarding rules to learn about financial transactions.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 6/15/2021
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Security Experts Scrutinize Apple, Amazon IoT Networks
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Both companies have done their due diligence in creating connected-device networks, but the pervasiveness of the devices worries some security researchers.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 6/15/2021
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Andariel Group Targets South Korean Entities in New Campaign
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Andariel, designated as a sub-group of the Lazarus Group APT, has historically targeted South Korean organzations.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/15/2021
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Deloitte Buys Terbium Labs to Expand Threat Intel Capabilities
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Terbium Labs' products and services will become part of Deloitte's Detect & Respond lineup, the company confirms.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/15/2021
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CVE-2021-33347
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-18
An issue was discovered in JPress v3.3.0 and below. There are XSS vulnerabilities in the template module and tag management module. If you log in to the background by means of weak password, the storage XSS vulnerability can occur.
CVE-2021-33576
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-18
An issue was discovered in Cleo LexiCom 5.5.0.0. Within the AS2 message, the sender can specify a filename. This filename can include path-traversal characters, allowing the file to be written to an arbitrary location on disk.
CVE-2021-33577
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-18
An issue was discovered in Cleo LexiCom 5.5.0.0. The requirement for the sender of an AS2 message to identify themselves (via encryption and signing of the message) can be bypassed by changing the Content-Type of the message to text/plain.
CVE-2021-32536
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-18
The login page in the MCUsystem does not filter with special characters, which allows remote attackers can inject JavaScript without privilege and thus perform reflected XSS attacks.
CVE-2021-21669
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-18
Jenkins Generic Webhook Trigger Plugin 1.72 and earlier does not configure its XML parser to prevent XML external entity (XXE) attacks.
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