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Content posted in April 2021
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Voice-Changing Software Found on APT Attackers' Server
Quick Hits  |  4/7/2021  | 
Security researchers believe the presence of Morph Vox Pro could indicate APT-C-23 has new plans for their phishing campaigns.
Cring Ransomware Used in Attacks on European Industrial Firms
Quick Hits  |  4/7/2021  | 
Attackers exploited a vulnerability in Fortigate VPN servers to gain access to target networks, researchers report.
Fortune 500 Security Shows Progress and Pitfalls
News  |  4/7/2021  | 
Fortune 500 companies have improved on email security and vulnerability disclosure programs but struggle in asset management and high-risk services.
Rethinking Cyberattack Response: Prevention & Preparedness
Commentary  |  4/7/2021  | 
The SolarWinds incident is the starkest reminder yet that complacency can exact a terrible price.
5 Ways to Transform Your Phishing Defenses Right Now
Commentary  |  4/7/2021  | 
By transforming how you approach phishing, you can break the phishing kill chain and meaningfully reduce your business risk.
Attackers Actively Seeking, Exploiting Vulnerable SAP Applications
News  |  4/7/2021  | 
Analysis of threat activity in mission-critical environments prompts CISA advisory urging SAP customers to apply necessary security patches and updates.
Cartoon Caption Winner: Something Seems Afoul
Commentary  |  4/7/2021  | 
And the winner of Dark Readings's March cartoon caption contest is ...
Microsoft Teams, Exchange Server, Windows 10 Hacked in Pwn2Own 2021
Quick Hits  |  4/6/2021  | 
The 2021 Pwn2Own is among the largest in its history, with 23 separate entries targeting 10 products.
Security Falls Short in Rapid COVID Cloud Migration
Quick Hits  |  4/6/2021  | 
The quick pivot to the cloud for remote support also ushered in risks.
Crime Service Gives Firms Another Reason to Purge Macros
News  |  4/6/2021  | 
Recent Trickbot campaigns and at least three common banking Trojans all attempt to infect systems using malicious macros in Microsoft Office documents created using EtterSilent.
Ryuk's Rampage Has Lessons for the Enterprise
Commentary  |  4/6/2021  | 
The Ryuk ransomware epidemic is no accident. The cybercriminals responsible for its spread have systematically exploited weaknesses in enterprise defenses that must be addressed.
NFT Thefts Reveal Security Risks in Coupling Private Keys & Digital Assets
Commentary  |  4/6/2021  | 
Compromised NFT accounts highlight security concerns inherent in the design of centralized systems.
LinkedIn Phishing Ramps Up With More-Targeted Attacks
News  |  4/5/2021  | 
Seeking to take advantage of out-of-work users, malware groups continue to use LinkedIn and business services to offer fictional jobs and deliver infections instead.
Kaspersky Uncovers New APAC Cyberespionage Campaign
Quick Hits  |  4/5/2021  | 
A group related to Chinese-speaking threat group Cycldek is targeting government and military organizations in Vietnam.
Data from 553 Million Facebook Accounts Leaked Online
Quick Hits  |  4/5/2021  | 
Personal information belonging to more than 533 million Facebook users was found available on a cybercrime forum.
7 Ways to Reduce Cyber Threats From Remote Workers
Commentary  |  4/5/2021  | 
The pandemic's decline won't stop the work-from-home trend nor the implications for cybersecurity, so it's crucial to minimize the threats.
Inside the Ransomware Campaigns Targeting Exchange Servers
News  |  4/2/2021  | 
Security experts discuss the ransomware campaigns taking aim at Microsoft Exchange Server vulnerabilities patched last month.
Hackers Demand $40M in Ransom From Florida School District
Quick Hits  |  4/2/2021  | 
District officials say they have no intention of paying the ransom
FBI & CISA Warn of Active Attacks on FortiOS Vulnerabilities
Quick Hits  |  4/2/2021  | 
A joint advisory warns admins of the likelihood of APT groups exploiting three vulnerabilities in the Fortinet FortiOS.
US Tech Dominance Rides on Securing Intellectual Property
Commentary  |  4/2/2021  | 
A recent, mostly overlooked pardon points to a big problem in the US tech industry: Intellectual property offers a lucrative golden ticket for insiders.
Enterprises Remain Riddled With Overprivileged Users -- and Attackers Know It
News  |  4/1/2021  | 
Attackers commonly focus on finding users with too much privileged access as their ticket to network compromise. What can companies do?
7 Security Strategies as Employees Return to the Office
Slideshows  |  4/1/2021  | 
More sooner than later, employees will be making their way back to the office. Here's how security pros can plan for the next new normal.
Kansas Man Indicted for Hacking, Tampering With Water Utility System
Quick Hits  |  4/1/2021  | 
Attacker disabled water-purification operation systems "with intention of harming" the rural water district.
NIST Publishes Guide for Securing Hotel Property Management Systems
Quick Hits  |  4/1/2021  | 
These sensitive systems store guests' personal data and payment-card information.
Solving the Leadership Buy-In Impasse With Data
Commentary  |  4/1/2021  | 
Justify your requirements with real numbers to get support for security investments.
The Role of Visibility in Securing Cloud Applications
Commentary  |  4/1/2021  | 
Traditional data center approaches aren't built for securing modern cloud applications.
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