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Content tagged with Vulnerabilities / Threats posted in June 2021
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Security Experts Scrutinize Apple, Amazon IoT Networks
News  |  6/15/2021  | 
Both companies have done their due diligence in creating connected-device networks, but the pervasiveness of the devices worries some security researchers.
Andariel Group Targets South Korean Entities in New Campaign
Quick Hits  |  6/15/2021  | 
Andariel, designated as a sub-group of the Lazarus Group APT, has historically targeted South Korean organzations.
What Industrial Control System Vulnerabilities Can Teach Us About Protecting the Supply Chain
Commentary  |  6/15/2021  | 
Older technologies used in industrial and critical infrastructure leave the sector highly vulnerable to attack, but organizations can take steps to better protect themselves.
How Does the Government Buy Its Cybersecurity?
Commentary  |  6/15/2021  | 
The federal government is emphasizing cybersecurity regulation, education, and defense strategies this year.
New Top 20 Secure-Coding List Positions PLCs as Plant 'Bodyguards'
News  |  6/14/2021  | 
Best practices guide encompasses integrity, hardening, resilience, and monitoring of PLCs in industrial networks.
Know Thy Enemy: Fighting Half-Blind Against Ransomware Won't Work
Commentary  |  6/14/2021  | 
We lack reliable, representative, actionable data about ransomware's actual scope, scale, and impact. The Ransom Incident Response Network could change that.
Name That Toon: Sight Unseen
Commentary  |  6/14/2021  | 
Feeling creative? Submit your caption in the comments, and our panel of experts will reward the winner with a $25 Amazon gift card.
McDonald's Data Breach Exposed Business & Customer Data
Quick Hits  |  6/11/2021  | 
An investigation has revealed company data has been breached in the United States, South Korea, and Taiwan.
Details Emerge on How Gaming Giant EA Was Hacked
Quick Hits  |  6/11/2021  | 
Hacking group stole source code to FIFA 21 and the company's Frostbite engine.
Many Mobile Apps Intentionally Using Insecure Connections for Sending Data
News  |  6/11/2021  | 
A new analysis of iOS and Android apps released to Apple's and Google's app stores over the past five years found many to be deliberately breaking HTTPS protections.
Secure Access Trade-offs for DevSecOps Teams
Commentary  |  6/11/2021  | 
Thanks to recent advancements in access technologies, everyone can apply identity-based authentication and authorization and zero-trust principles for their computing resources.
'Fancy Lazarus' Criminal Group Launches DDoS Extortion Campaign
News  |  6/10/2021  | 
The group has re-emerged after a brief hiatus with a new email campaign threatening a DDoS attack against businesses that don't pay ransom.
JBS CEO Says Company Paid $11M in Ransom
Quick Hits  |  6/10/2021  | 
The decision to pay attackers was a difficult one, CEO Andre Nogueira said in a statement.
The Workforce Shortage in Cybersecurity Is a Myth
Commentary  |  6/10/2021  | 
What we really have is an automation-in-the-wrong-place problem.
Intl. Law Enforcement Operation Disrupts Slilpp Marketplace
Quick Hits  |  6/10/2021  | 
A seizure warrant affidavit unsealed today states Slilpp had sold allegedly stolen login credentials since 2012.
Deepfakes Are on the Rise, but Don't Panic Just Yet
Commentary  |  6/10/2021  | 
Deepfakes will likely give way to deep suspicion, as users try to sort legitimate media from malicious.
Cyber Is the New Cold War & AI Is the Arms Race
Commentary  |  6/10/2021  | 
Continual cyberattacks have pushed us into a new kind of Cold War, with artificial intelligence the basis of this new arms race.
CISA Addresses Rise in Ransomware Threatening OT Assets
Quick Hits  |  6/9/2021  | 
The agency has released guidance in response to a rise of ransomware attacks affecting OT assets and control systems.
New Security Event @Hack to Take Place in Saudi Arabia
Quick Hits  |  6/9/2021  | 
The Saudi Federation of Cybersecurity, Programming, and Drones (SAFCSP) and Informa Tech will launch a multi-day event in Riyadh this November.
Ransomware Is Not the Problem
Commentary  |  6/9/2021  | 
Arbitrarily powerful software -- applications, operating systems -- is a problem, as is preventing it from running on enterprise systems.
Microsoft Patches 6 Zero-Days Under Active Attack
News  |  6/8/2021  | 
The June 2021 Patch Tuesday fixes 50 vulnerabilities, six of which are under attack and three of which were publicly known at the time of disclosure.
Colonial Pipeline CEO: Ransomware Attack Started via Pilfered 'Legacy' VPN Account
Quick Hits  |  6/8/2021  | 
No multifactor authentication was attached to the stolen VPN password used by the attackers, Colonial Pipeline president & CEO Joseph Blount told a Senate committee today.
How Employees Can Keep Their 401(k)s Safe From Cybercriminals
Commentary  |  6/8/2021  | 
As retirement fund balances grow, cybercriminals are becoming more brazen in their efforts to deplete people's savings.
Cyber Resilience: The Emerald City of the Security World
Commentary  |  6/8/2021  | 
Small and midsize businesses and managed service providers must use their heart, brain, and courage as they follow the Yellow Brick Road to cyber resilience.
An Answer to APP Scams You Can Bank On
Commentary  |  6/8/2021  | 
Financial institutions' usual fraud-detection methods can't detect most authorized push payment (APP) scams, putting customers and banks at risk.
First Known Malware Surfaces Targeting Windows Containers
News  |  6/7/2021  | 
Siloscape is designed to create a backdoor in Kubernetes clusters to run malicious containers.
DoJ Seizes $2.3M in Bitcoin Paid to Colonial Pipeline Attackers
Quick Hits  |  6/7/2021  | 
The amount allegedly represents a May 8 payment to the DarkSide ransomware group.
CISA Warns Criminals Seek to Exploit Critical VMware Bug
Quick Hits  |  6/7/2021  | 
Organizations running vCenter Server and VMware Cloud Foundation are urged to apply fixes deployed on May 25.
Cartoon Caption Winner: Road Trip
Commentary  |  6/7/2021  | 
And the winner of Dark Reading's cartoon caption contest is ...
Cyber Athletes Compete to Form US Cyber Team
Commentary  |  6/7/2021  | 
Here's how security pros can showcase value to future employers: a field of friendly strife to measure their aptitude against competitors.
The US Must Redefine Critical Infrastructure for the Digital Era
Commentary  |  6/7/2021  | 
The template being used to manage essential connectivity isn't just outdated, it's actively counter-productive.
Organizations Shift Further Left in App Development
Quick Hits  |  6/4/2021  | 
Most IT and security professionals surveyed think security is a critical enough reason to pause app development.
What the FedEx Logo Taught Me About Cybersecurity
Commentary  |  6/4/2021  | 
Cyber threats are staring you in the face, but you can't see them.
Google Experts Explore Open Source Security Challenges & Fixes
News  |  6/3/2021  | 
An open source security event brought discussions of supply chain security and managing flaws in open source projects.
NY & Mass. Transportation Providers Targeted in Recent Attacks
Quick Hits  |  6/3/2021  | 
New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the Steamship Authority of Massachusetts were both victims of cyberattacks.
REvil Behind JBS Ransomware Attack: FBI
Quick Hits  |  6/3/2021  | 
Officials attribute the attack to REvil/Sodinokibi and say they are working to bring the threat actors to justice.
The True Cost of a Ransomware Attack
Commentary  |  6/3/2021  | 
Companies need to prepare for the costs of an attack now, before they get attacked. Here's a checklist to help.
The Colonial Pipeline Attack Is Your Boardroom Wake-Up Call
Commentary  |  6/3/2021  | 
Why business leaders must adopt a risk-led approach to cybersecurity.
Microsoft Buys ReFirm Labs to Drive IoT Security Efforts
News  |  6/2/2021  | 
The acquisition will bring ReFirm's firmware analysis capabilities alongside Microsoft's Azure Defender for IoT to boost device security.
Critical Zero-Day Discovered in Fancy Product Designer WordPress Plug-in
Quick Hits  |  6/2/2021  | 
The plug-in under active attack has been installed on more than 17,000 websites, say researchers.
Is Your Adversary James Bond or Mr. Bean?
Commentary  |  6/2/2021  | 
Especially with nation-state attacks, its critical to assess whether you're up against jet fighter strength or a bumbler who tries to pick locks.
Chaos for the Sake of Chaos? Yes, Nation-States Are That Cynical
Commentary  |  6/2/2021  | 
Many nation-state-backed attacks are intended to destabilize the US government, not steal from it.
Processor Morphs Its Architecture to Make Hacking Really Hard
News  |  6/2/2021  | 
Researchers create a processor that uses encryption to modify its memory architecture during runtime, making it very difficult for hackers to exploit memory-based vulnerabilities.
US Seizes Attacker Domains Used in USAID Phishing Campaign
News  |  6/1/2021  | 
The move follows last week's disclosure of an ongoing attack designed to mimic emails from the US Agency for International Development.
New Barebones Ransomware Strain Surfaces
News  |  6/1/2021  | 
The authors of Epsilon Red have offloaded many tasks that are usually integrated into the ransomware -- such as Volume Shadow Copy deletion -- to PowerShell scripts.
Meat Producer JBS USA Hit By Ransomware Attack
Quick Hits  |  6/1/2021  | 
The company says recovery from the attack may delay transactions with customers and suppliers.
Return to Basics: Email Security in the Post-COVID Workplace
Commentary  |  6/1/2021  | 
As we reimagine the post-pandemic workplace, we must also reevaluate post-pandemic email security practices.
CISO Confidence Is Rising, but Issues Remain
Commentary  |  6/1/2021  | 
New research reveals how global CISOs dealt with COVID-19 and their plans for 20222023.
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CVE-2021-41617
PUBLISHED: 2021-09-26
sshd in OpenSSH 6.2 through 8.x before 8.8, when certain non-default configurations are used, allows privilege escalation because supplemental groups are not initialized as expected. Helper programs for AuthorizedKeysCommand and AuthorizedPrincipalsCommand may run with privileges associated with gro...
CVE-2021-3830
PUBLISHED: 2021-09-26
btcpayserver is vulnerable to Improper Neutralization of Input During Web Page Generation ('Cross-site Scripting')
CVE-2021-21742
PUBLISHED: 2021-09-25
There is an information leak vulnerability in the message service app of a ZTE mobile phone. Due to improper parameter settings, attackers could use this vulnerability to obtain some sensitive information of users by accessing specific pages.
CVE-2020-20508
PUBLISHED: 2021-09-24
Shopkit v2.7 contains a reflective cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in the /account/register component, which allows attackers to hijack user credentials via a crafted payload in the E-Mail text field.
CVE-2020-20514
PUBLISHED: 2021-09-24
A Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) in Maccms v10 via admin.php/admin/admin/del/ids/&lt;id&gt;.html allows authenticated attackers to delete all users.