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5 Steps Every Company Should Take to Avoid Data Theft Risk
Commentary  |  11/12/2020  | 
It's never been easier for employees to download company data and take it with them to their next gig.
3 Tips For Successfully Running Tech Outside the IT Department
Commentary  |  11/11/2020  | 
When marketing opts for "extra-departmental IT," coordination and communication are required to keep things secured.
WordPress Plug-in Updated in Rare Forced Action
Quick Hits  |  10/22/2020  | 
The Logonizer login security plug-in was automatically updated to patch a SQL injection vulnerability.
Ubiq Rolls Out Encryption-as-a-Service Platform Aimed at Developers
News  |  10/21/2020  | 
A few lines of code and two API calls is all that it takes for developers to add encryption to their applications, startup says.
Barnes & Noble Warns Customers About Data Breach
Quick Hits  |  10/15/2020  | 
Famed bookseller says non-financial data was exposed in a new attack.
Software AG Continues Efforts Against $20M Ransomware Attack
Quick Hits  |  10/12/2020  | 
The attack, which now includes extortion components, has moved into its second week.
Imperva Agrees to Buy jSonar
Quick Hits  |  10/1/2020  | 
The deal is expected to close in mid-October.
New Google Search Hacks Push Viruses & Porn
Commentary  |  9/22/2020  | 
Three incidents demonstrate how cybercriminals leverage the scourge of black-hat search engine optimization to manipulate search results.
Deadly Ransomware Story Continues to Unfold
Quick Hits  |  9/18/2020  | 
A ransomware attack with fatal consequences is attracting notice and comment from around the world.
Ransomware Gone Awry Has Fatal Consequences
Quick Hits  |  9/17/2020  | 
An attack that knocked hospital systems offline reportedly ends in death for patient who had to be sent to another facility.
Research Finds Nearly 800,000 Access Keys Exposed Online
Quick Hits  |  9/15/2020  | 
The keys were primarily for access to databases and cloud services.
Ransomware Hits US District Court in Louisiana
Quick Hits  |  9/14/2020  | 
The ransomware attack has exposed internal documents from the court and knocked its website offline.
Inova Suffers Third-Party Data Breach
Quick Hits  |  9/9/2020  | 
The breach occurred as part of a ransomware attack against service provider Blackbaud.
Warner Music Group Admits Breach
Quick Hits  |  9/4/2020  | 
The months-long breach hit financial details for customers.
Collection of Metadata -- as Done by the NSA -- Likely Unconstitutional, US Court Suggests
News  |  9/4/2020  | 
A ruling in an appeal by four men convicted of material support for terrorism finds that the National Security Agency's metadata collection program not only violated the prevailing law at the time but was also likely unconstitutional.
Three Easy Ways to Avoid Meow-like Database Attacks
Commentary  |  8/25/2020  | 
The largest problem facing database security today is the disconnect between security teams and DBAs beginning from the moment of configuration and continuing throughout the database lifecycle.
University of Utah Pays in Cyber-Extortion Scheme
Quick Hits  |  8/21/2020  | 
Though a ransomware attempt was thwarted, the university paid to prevent the release of student PII.
Former Uber CSO Charged in Hack Cover-up
Quick Hits  |  8/20/2020  | 
The charges stem from a 2016 attack in which 57 million records were breached.
Symmetry Systems Emerges from Stealth
Quick Hits  |  8/11/2020  | 
Company behind Data Store and Object Security (DSOS) becomes public knowledge following a $3 million seed round of funding.
2019 Breach Leads to $80 Million Fine for Capital One
Quick Hits  |  8/6/2020  | 
The fine is part of a series of steps required by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.
Security Flaws Discovered in OKCupid Dating Service
Quick Hits  |  7/29/2020  | 
Researchers identified a variety of vulnerabilities in apps and websites for the popular online dating platform.
Avon Server Leaks User Info and Administrative Data
Quick Hits  |  7/28/2020  | 
An unprotected server has exposed more than 7GB of data from the beauty brand.
ShinyHunters Offers Stolen Data on Dark Web
Quick Hits  |  7/27/2020  | 
The threat actor offers more than 26 million records from a series of data breaches.
DNA Site Leaves Records Open to Law Enforcement
Quick Hits  |  7/23/2020  | 
A pair of breaches reset user accounts to allow access for two days.
Amtrak Breach Rolls Over Frequent Travelers
Quick Hits  |  6/2/2020  | 
The breach exposed usernames and passwords of an undisclosed number of program members.
Hackers Serve Up Stolen Credentials from Home Chef
Quick Hits  |  5/21/2020  | 
Some 8 million of the meal delivery company's customer records have been offered for sale on the Dark Web.
EasyJet Sees 9 Million Customer Email Addresses Stolen
Quick Hits  |  5/19/2020  | 
More than 2,000 customers also had credit card information taken in the attack.
Attackers Target Sophos Firewalls with Zero-Day
News  |  4/27/2020  | 
Remote exploit compromises specific configurations of XG firewalls with the intent of stealing data from the devices.
Paay Misconfiguration Leaves Transaction Data Exposed
Quick Hits  |  4/23/2020  | 
The New York-based credit-card processor left a server without password protection for approximately three weeks.
SFO Hit by Web Compromise
Quick Hits  |  4/10/2020  | 
Web app credentials were stolen in attacks on two airport websites.
Data from 5.2M Marriott Loyalty Program Members Hit by Breach
Quick Hits  |  3/31/2020  | 
The data was breached through the credentials of two franchisee employees.
Insurance Giant Chubb Might Be Ransomware Victim
Quick Hits  |  3/26/2020  | 
A ransomware operator claims to have successfully attacked Chubb Insurance databases.
538 Million Weibo Users' Info for Sale on Dark Web
Quick Hits  |  3/23/2020  | 
The user data, which does not include passwords, purportedly comes from a mid-2019 breach.
200M Records of US Citizens Leaked in Unprotected Database
News  |  3/20/2020  | 
Researchers have not determined who owns the database, which was one of several large exposed instances disclosed this week.
Misconfigured Elasticsearch Instance Exposes More Than 5 Billion Records
Quick Hits  |  3/19/2020  | 
The collections contained information collected by a UK research firm on data breaches from the years 2012 to 2019.
500,000 Documents Exposed in Open S3 Bucket Incident
Quick Hits  |  3/18/2020  | 
The open database exposed highly sensitive financial and business documents related to two financial organizations.
3 Data Breaches Disclosed This Week: J.Crew, T-Mobile, and Carnival
Quick Hits  |  3/5/2020  | 
The separate incidents show how data theft knows no market-based limits.
Cathay Pacific Hit with Fine for Long-Lasting Breach
Quick Hits  |  3/4/2020  | 
The breach, which was active for four years, resulted in the theft of personal information on more than 9 million people.
Walgreens' Mobile App Exposes Customers' Info
Quick Hits  |  3/2/2020  | 
An error in the app allowed some secure chat users to see medical information that wasn't theirs.
Israel's Entire Voter Registry Exposed in Massive Incident
Quick Hits  |  2/10/2020  | 
Personal details of nearly 6.5 million Israelis were out in the open after the entire registry was uploaded to an notably insecure app.
Google Takeout Serves Up Video Files to Strangers
Quick Hits  |  2/7/2020  | 
A limited number of user videos were shared with others in a five-day incident from November.
Ashley Madison Breach Returns with Extortion Campaign
Quick Hits  |  1/31/2020  | 
The recent attack messages use new techniques to extort Bitcoin payments from Ashley Madison users hit in massive 2015 data breach.
Configuration Error Reveals 250 Million Microsoft Support Records
Quick Hits  |  1/22/2020  | 
Some the records, found on five identically configured servers, might have contained data in clear text.
FBI Seizes Domain That Sold Info Stolen in Data Breaches
Quick Hits  |  1/17/2020  | 
The website, WeLeakData.com, claimed to have more than 12 billion records gathered from over 10,000 breaches.
CCPA Kickoff: What Businesses Need to Know
News  |  1/2/2020  | 
The California Consumer Privacy Act is in full effect, prompting organizations to think about how they'll remain compliant.
'Honoring' CCPA's Binding Principles Nationally Won't Be Easy
Commentary  |  12/26/2019  | 
Even companies with the reach, capital, and innovative capacity of Microsoft or Google will struggle to adhere to the tenets of California's new consumer privacy law.
Ambiguity Around CCPA Will Lead to a Slow Start in 2020
Commentary  |  12/20/2019  | 
But longer term, compliance to California's new privacy law represents an opportunity for companies to increase customer trust and market share.
15 Million Patient Records Exposed Attack on Canadian Lab
Quick Hits  |  12/17/2019  | 
A cyberattack against LifeLabs exposed personal information on patients in Ontario and British Columbia.
Data Security Startup Satori Cyber Launches with $5.25M Seed Round
News  |  12/17/2019  | 
Satori Cyber aims to help businesses better protect and govern their information with its Secure Data Access Cloud.
SQL Server 2019 Tool Tells Attackers Which Data Is Sensitive
News  |  12/16/2019  | 
The design of SQL Data Discovery & Classification could let attackers pinpoint sensitive information while flying under organizations' radars.
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Manchester United Suffers Cyberattack
Dark Reading Staff 11/23/2020
As 'Anywhere Work' Evolves, Security Will Be Key Challenge
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer,  11/23/2020
Cloud Security Startup Lightspin Emerges From Stealth
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  11/24/2020
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CVE-2019-20934
PUBLISHED: 2020-11-28
An issue was discovered in the Linux kernel before 5.2.6. On NUMA systems, the Linux fair scheduler has a use-after-free in show_numa_stats() because NUMA fault statistics are inappropriately freed, aka CID-16d51a590a8c.
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An issue was discovered in __split_huge_pmd in mm/huge_memory.c in the Linux kernel before 5.7.5. The copy-on-write implementation can grant unintended write access because of a race condition in a THP mapcount check, aka CID-c444eb564fb1.
CVE-2020-29369
PUBLISHED: 2020-11-28
An issue was discovered in mm/mmap.c in the Linux kernel before 5.7.11. There is a race condition between certain expand functions (expand_downwards and expand_upwards) and page-table free operations from an munmap call, aka CID-246c320a8cfe.
CVE-2020-29370
PUBLISHED: 2020-11-28
An issue was discovered in kmem_cache_alloc_bulk in mm/slub.c in the Linux kernel before 5.5.11. The slowpath lacks the required TID increment, aka CID-fd4d9c7d0c71.
CVE-2020-29371
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An issue was discovered in romfs_dev_read in fs/romfs/storage.c in the Linux kernel before 5.8.4. Uninitialized memory leaks to userspace, aka CID-bcf85fcedfdd.