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Content tagged with Advanced Threats posted in January 2021
Is the Web Supply Chain Next in Line for State-Sponsored Attacks?
Commentary  |  1/29/2021  | 
Attackers go after the weak links first, and the Web supply chain provides an abundance of weak links to target.
Pay-or-Get-Breached Ransomware Schemes Take Off
News  |  1/26/2021  | 
In 2020, ransomware attackers moved quickly to adopt so-called "double extortion" schemes, with more than 550 incidents in the fourth quarter alone.
Why North Korea Excels in Cybercrime
Commentary  |  1/22/2021  | 
North Korea is laser-focused on boosting its cyber capabilities, and it's doing a remarkable job of it.
7 Steps to Secure a WordPress Site
Slideshows  |  1/21/2021  | 
Many companies operate under the assumption that their WordPress sites are secure -- and that couldn't be anything further from the truth.
SolarWinds Attack, Cyber Supply Chain Among Priorities for Biden Administration
News  |  1/20/2021  | 
During Senate confirmation hearings, the nominees for Secretary of Homeland Security and Director of National Intelligence pledged to focus on cybersecurity.
A Security Practitioner's Guide to Encrypted DNS
Commentary  |  1/19/2021  | 
Best practices for a shifting visibility landscape.
Virtual Pen-Testing Competition Tasks College Students With Running a Red Team Operation
News  |  1/13/2021  | 
Aimed at developing offensive cyber talent, last weekend's sixth annual Collegiate Penetration Testing Competition brought out some of the brightest from RIT and Stanford, among other universities.
The Data-Centric Path to Zero Trust
Commentary  |  1/13/2021  | 
Data is an organization's most valuable asset, so a data-centric approach would provide the best value for organizations, now and in the future.
Malware Developers Refresh Their Attack Tools
News  |  1/8/2021  | 
Cisco analyzes the latest version of the LokiBot malware for stealing credentials, finding that its developers have added more misdirection and anti-analysis features.
Even Small Nations Have Jumped into the Cyber Espionage Game
News  |  1/7/2021  | 
While the media tends to focus on the Big 5 nation-state cyber powers, commercial spyware has given smaller countries sophisticated capabilities, as demonstrated by a "zero-click" iMessage exploit that targeted journalists last year.
China's APT Groups May Be Looking to Cash In
News  |  1/5/2021  | 
Two campaigns have resulted in encrypted drives and ransom notes, suggesting that some China-linked nation-state advanced persistent threat groups have added financial gain as a motive, researchers say.


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I Smell a RAT! New Cybersecurity Threats for the Crypto Industry
David Trepp, Partner, IT Assurance with accounting and advisory firm BPM LLP,  7/9/2021
News
Attacks on Kaseya Servers Led to Ransomware in Less Than 2 Hours
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer,  7/7/2021
Commentary
It's in the Game (but It Shouldn't Be)
Tal Memran, Cybersecurity Expert, CYE,  7/9/2021
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CVE-2021-43056
PUBLISHED: 2021-10-28
An issue was discovered in the Linux kernel for powerpc before 5.14.15. It allows a malicious KVM guest to crash the host, when the host is running on Power8, due to an arch/powerpc/kvm/book3s_hv_rmhandlers.S implementation bug in the handling of the SRR1 register values.
CVE-2021-43057
PUBLISHED: 2021-10-28
An issue was discovered in the Linux kernel before 5.14.8. A use-after-free in selinux_ptrace_traceme (aka the SELinux handler for PTRACE_TRACEME) could be used by local attackers to cause memory corruption and escalate privileges, aka CID-a3727a8bac0a. This occurs because of an attempt to access th...
CVE-2021-3904
PUBLISHED: 2021-10-27
grav is vulnerable to Improper Neutralization of Input During Web Page Generation ('Cross-site Scripting')
CVE-2021-3906
PUBLISHED: 2021-10-27
bookstack is vulnerable to Unrestricted Upload of File with Dangerous Type
CVE-2021-3903
PUBLISHED: 2021-10-27
vim is vulnerable to Heap-based Buffer Overflow