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Content tagged with Advanced Threats posted in April 2021
New Threat Group Carrying Out Aggressive Ransomware Campaign
News  |  4/30/2021  | 
UNC2447 observed targeting now-patched vulnerability in SonicWall VPN.
Attacks Targeting ADFS Token Signing Certificates Could Become Next Big Threat
News  |  4/28/2021  | 
New research shows how threat actors can steal and decrypt signing certificates so SAML tokens can be forged.
Expect an Increase in Attacks on AI Systems
News  |  4/27/2021  | 
Companies are quickly adopting machine learning but not focusing on how to verify systems and produce trustworthy results, new report shows.
US Urges Organizations to Implement MFA, Other Controls to Defend Against Russian Attacks
News  |  4/26/2021  | 
Actors working for Moscow's Foreign Intelligence Service are actively targeting organizations in government and other sectors, FBI and DHS say.
Improving the Vulnerability Reporting Process With 5 Steps
Commentary  |  4/22/2021  | 
Follow these tips for an effective and positive experience for both the maintainer and external vulnerability reporter.
Name That Toon: Greetings, Earthlings
Commentary  |  4/22/2021  | 
Caption time! Come up with something out of this world for Dark Reading's latest contest, and our panel of experts will reward the winner with a $25 Amazon gift card.
Business Email Compromise Costs Businesses More Than Ransomware
Commentary  |  4/21/2021  | 
Ransomware gets the headlines, but business paid out $1.8 billion last year to resolve BEC issues, according to an FBI report.
Attackers Heavily Targeting VPN Vulnerabilities
News  |  4/21/2021  | 
Threat actors like attacking the technology because they provide a convenient entry point to enterprise networks.
Beware the Bug Bounty
Commentary  |  4/20/2021  | 
In recent months, bug-bounty programs have shifted from mitigating risk to inadvertently creating new liabilities for customers and vendors.
US Formally Attributes SolarWinds Attack to Russian Intelligence Agency
News  |  4/15/2021  | 
Treasury Department slaps sanctions on IT security firms that it says supported Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service carry out the attacks.
DNS Vulnerabilities Expose Millions of Internet-Connected Devices to Attack
News  |  4/13/2021  | 
Researchers uncover a fresh set of nine vulnerabilities in four TCP/IP stacks that are widely used in everything from powerful servers and firewalls to consumer IoT products.
Clear & Present Danger: Data Hoarding Undermines Better Security
Commentary  |  4/13/2021  | 
Facebook and Google can identify patterns of attack within their own data, but smaller businesses rarely see enough traffic to successfully identify an attack or warn users.
New Malware Downloader Spotted in Targeted Campaigns
News  |  4/12/2021  | 
Saint Bot is being used to drop stealers on compromised systems but could be used to deliver any malware.
Did 4 Major Ransomware Groups Truly Form a Cartel?
News  |  4/7/2021  | 
An analysis of well-known extortion groups and their cryptocurrency transactions reveals the answer.
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.
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.


News
FluBot Malware's Rapid Spread May Soon Hit US Phones
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  4/28/2021
Slideshows
7 Modern-Day Cybersecurity Realities
Steve Zurier, Contributing Writer,  4/30/2021
Commentary
How to Secure Employees' Home Wi-Fi Networks
Bert Kashyap, CEO and Co-Founder at SecureW2,  4/28/2021
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CVE-2021-22675
PUBLISHED: 2021-05-07
The affected product is vulnerable to integer overflow while parsing malformed over-the-air firmware update files, which may allow an attacker to remotely execute code on SimpleLink Wi-Fi (MSP432E4 SDK: v4.20.00.12 and prior, CC32XX SDK v4.30.00.06 and prior, CC13X0 SDK versions prior to v4.10.03, C...
CVE-2021-22679
PUBLISHED: 2021-05-07
The affected product is vulnerable to an integer overflow while processing HTTP headers, which may allow an attacker to remotely execute code on the SimpleLink Wi-Fi (MSP432E4 SDK: v4.20.00.12 and prior, CC32XX SDK v4.30.00.06 and prior, CC13X0 SDK versions prior to v4.10.03, CC13X2 and CC26XX SDK v...
CVE-2020-14009
PUBLISHED: 2021-05-07
Proofpoint Enterprise Protection (PPS/PoD) before 8.17.0 contains a vulnerability that could allow an attacker to deliver an email message with a malicious attachment that bypasses scanning and file-blocking rules. The vulnerability exists because messages with certain crafted and malformed multipar...
CVE-2021-21984
PUBLISHED: 2021-05-07
VMware vRealize Business for Cloud 7.x prior to 7.6.0 contains a remote code execution vulnerability due to an unauthorised end point. A malicious actor with network access may exploit this issue causing unauthorised remote code execution on vRealize Business for Cloud Virtual Appliance.
CVE-2021-26122
PUBLISHED: 2021-05-07
LivingLogic XIST4C before 0.107.8 allows XSS via feedback.htm or feedback.wihtm.