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Content tagged with Advanced Threats posted in November 2015
Hilton Data Breach Focuses Attention On Growing POS Malware Threat
News  |  11/25/2015  | 
Analysts expect an increase in POS attacks against retailers and others during this holiday shopping season.
RSA Warns Of Zero Detection Trojan
News  |  11/24/2015  | 
GlassRAT has remained undetected for more than three years while stealthily targeting victims, security firm says.
Stealthy ModPOS Is 'Most Sophisticated PoS Malware' Ever
News  |  11/24/2015  | 
More than just a point-of-sale card scraper, it's modular malware, and every module is a rootkit.
Introducing RITA for Real Intelligence Threat Analysis
Commentary  |  11/20/2015  | 
SANS' free, new framework can help teams hunt for attackers by extending traditional signature analysis to blacklisted IP addresses and accounts that have multiple concurrent logons to multiple systems.
Why The Java Deserialization Bug Is A Big Deal
News  |  11/19/2015  | 
Millions of app servers are potentially open to compromise due to how they handle serialized Java apps, researchers say.
US-China Security Review Commission Discusses 'Hack-Back' Laws
Quick Hits  |  11/19/2015  | 
Commission's annual report to Congress recommends a closer look at whether companies should be allowed to launch counterattacks on hackers.
And Now, A Cyber Arms Race Towards Critical Infrastructure Attacks
Commentary  |  11/19/2015  | 
As traditional explosives give way to 'logic bombs,' the need to protect our industrial networks and systems has never been more important.
Attack Attempt Numbers Down, But PoS Malware & Angler Up in Q3
News  |  11/17/2015  | 
Politically motivated cyberespionage groups also hard at work between July and September, according to Trend Micro.
Federal Government Most Prone To Repeat Breaches
News  |  11/11/2015  | 
It isn't just the White House that gets compromised more than once. Also, in a shifting trend, malicious insider attacks don't cut quite as deep as outsiders' do, report finds.
Machine Learning: Perception Problem? Maybe. Pipe Dream? No Way!
Commentary  |  11/11/2015  | 
Guided by an organization's internal security experts,'algorithmic assistants' provide a powerful new way to find anomalies and patterns for detecting cyberthreat activity.
JP Morgan Breach Only One Piece Of Vast Criminal Enterprise, Indictments Reveal
News  |  11/10/2015  | 
Three men at the head of 'diversified criminal conglomerate' used hacking to commit and enhance their securities fraud, illegal online gambling, illegal Bitcoin exchange, and illegal payment processing businesses, 23-count indictment alleges.
Adobe Flash Bug Discovery Leads To New Attack Mitigation Method
News  |  11/10/2015  | 
Prototype aims to prevent exploits that employ 'use after free' bugs in Windows, Linux, OS X software.
Drone Detection As The New 'IDS'
News  |  11/4/2015  | 
ISS founder Noonan's latest venture aims to detect drone-based cyberattacks, which so far have been mostly a project of the research domain.


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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