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Illegal Booter Connected with DDoSes Sentenced to Prison, Fine
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The Illinois-based man operated a criminal service that launched millions of DDoS attacks and brought in hundreds of thousands of dollars.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/15/2019
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Attacks on Healthcare Jump 60% in 2019 - So Far
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Well-known Trojans Emotet and Trickbot are cybercriminals' favorite weapons in their campaigns.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 11/14/2019
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5 Cybersecurity CISO Priorities for the Future
Paul Shomo, Cybersecurity AnalystCommentary
Seven chief information security officers share their pain points and two-year spending plans.
By Paul Shomo Cybersecurity Analyst, 11/14/2019
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How Does Your Cyber Resilience Measure Up?
Troy Mattern, Vice President for Product and Services Cybersecurity at Motorola SolutionsCommentary
The security measures companies take today may not be enough for tomorrow's cyber assault, but switching to a proactive, risk-based framework may better protect your organization.
By Troy Mattern Vice President for Product and Services Cybersecurity at Motorola Solutions, 11/14/2019
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Cybersecurity: An Organizationwide Responsibility
Guy Bunker, CTO of ClearswiftCommentary
C-suite execs must set an example of good practices while also supporting the IT department with enough budget to protect the organization from next-generation cyberattacks.
By Guy Bunker CTO of Clearswift, 11/13/2019
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The Ripple Effect of Data Breaches: How Damage Spreads
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The financial loss from so-called 'ripple events' is thirteen times greater than the cost of single-party security incidents.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 11/13/2019
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2019 Trending as Worst Year on Record for Data Breaches
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
New Risk Based Security report shows data breaches up 33.3% over last year so far.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/13/2019
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Breaches Are Inevitable, So Embrace the Chaos
Ariel Zeitlin, Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder, GuardicoreCommentary
Avoid sinking security with principles of shipbuilding known since the 15th century.
By Ariel Zeitlin Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder, Guardicore, 11/13/2019
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Cardplanet Operator Extradited for Facilitating Credit Card Fraud
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Russian national Aleksei Burkov is charged with wire fraud, access device fraud, and conspiracy to commit identity theft, among other crimes.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/13/2019
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Unreasonable Security Best Practices vs. Good Risk Management
Jack Freund, Director, Risk Science at RiskLensCommentary
Perfection is impossible, and pretending otherwise just makes things worse. Instead, make risk-based decisions.
By Jack Freund Director, Risk Science at RiskLens, 11/13/2019
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New DDoS Attacks Leverage TCP Amplification
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Attackers over the past month have been using a rarely seen approach to disrupt services at large organizations in several countries.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 11/12/2019
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SHAKEN/STIR: Finally! A Solution to Caller ID Spoofing?
Mark B. Cooper, President and Founder, PKI SolutionsCommentary
The ubiquitous Caller ID hasn't changed much over the years, but the technology to exploit it has exploded. That may be about to change.
By Mark B. Cooper President and Founder, PKI Solutions, 11/12/2019
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DDoS Attack Targets UK Labour Party Weeks Ahead of Election
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Cybercriminals tried to take the Labour Party's digital platforms offline weeks before the election on December 12.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/12/2019
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Why Cyber-Risk Is a C-Suite Issue
Marc Wilczek, Digital Strategist & CIO AdvisorCommentary
Organizations realize the scale of cyber-risk but lack counter-actions to build resilience.
By Marc Wilczek Digital Strategist & CIO Advisor, 11/12/2019
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Researchers Find New Approach to Attacking Cloud Infrastructure
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Cloud APIs' accessibility over the Internet opens a new window for adversaries to gain highly privileged access to cloud assets.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 11/11/2019
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5 Security Processes You Shouldn't Overlook During M&A
Julie Cullivan, Chief Technology and People Officer, Forescout TechnologiesCommentary
Security needs to be a central element of due diligence if a merger or acquisition is to succeed
By Julie Cullivan Chief Technology and People Officer, Forescout Technologies, 11/11/2019
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Hospital Cyberattacks Linked to Increase in Heart Attack Mortality
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Breach remediation processes adversely impact timeliness in patient care and outcomes, a new study finds.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/8/2019
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9 Principles to Simplify Security
Menny Barzilay, CEO at Cytactic & Founder of the THINK:CYBER NewsletterCommentary
This isn't a one-size-fits-all situation. Simplify as much as you can, as the saying goes, but no more than that.
By Menny Barzilay CEO at Cytactic & Founder of the THINK:CYBER Newsletter, 11/8/2019
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Twitter & Trend Micro Fall Victim to Malicious Insiders
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
The companies are the latest on a long and growing list of organizations that have fallen victim to users with legitimate access to enterprise systems and data.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 11/7/2019
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TA542 Brings Back Emotet with Late September Spike
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Overall volumes of banking Trojans and RATs increased during the third quarter, when Emotet was suspiciously absent until mid-September.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 11/7/2019
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CVE-2019-19071
PUBLISHED: 2019-11-18
A memory leak in the rsi_send_beacon() function in drivers/net/wireless/rsi/rsi_91x_mgmt.c in the Linux kernel through 5.3.11 allows attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) by triggering rsi_prepare_beacon() failures, aka CID-d563131ef23c.
CVE-2019-19072
PUBLISHED: 2019-11-18
A memory leak in the predicate_parse() function in kernel/trace/trace_events_filter.c in the Linux kernel through 5.3.11 allows attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption), aka CID-96c5c6e6a5b6.
CVE-2019-19073
PUBLISHED: 2019-11-18
Memory leaks in drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k/htc_hst.c in the Linux kernel through 5.3.11 allow attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) by triggering wait_for_completion_timeout() failures. This affects the htc_config_pipe_credits() function, the htc_setup_complete() function, ...
CVE-2019-19074
PUBLISHED: 2019-11-18
A memory leak in the ath9k_wmi_cmd() function in drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k/wmi.c in the Linux kernel through 5.3.11 allows attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption), aka CID-728c1e2a05e4.
CVE-2019-19075
PUBLISHED: 2019-11-18
A memory leak in the ca8210_probe() function in drivers/net/ieee802154/ca8210.c in the Linux kernel before 5.3.8 allows attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) by triggering ca8210_get_platform_data() failures, aka CID-6402939ec86e.