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NSA Funds Development & Release of D3FEND Framework
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The framework, now available through MITRE, provides countermeasures to attacks.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/22/2021
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Identity Eclipses Malware Detection at RSAC Startup Competition
Paul Shomo, Cybersecurity AnalystCommentary
All 10 finalists in the Innovation Sandbox were focused on identity, rather than security's mainstay for the last 20 years: Malware detection.
By Paul Shomo Cybersecurity Analyst, 6/22/2021
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Does Your Cyberattack Plan Include a Crisis Communications Strategy? 5 Tips to Get Started
Ted Birkhahn, President, HPL CyberCommentary
Don't overlook crisis communications in your cybersecurity incident response planning.
By Ted Birkhahn President, HPL Cyber, 6/22/2021
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Did Companies Fail to Disclose Being Affected by SolarWinds Breach?
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
The SEC has sent out letters to some investment firms and publicly listed companies seeking information, Reuters says.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 6/21/2021
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Data Leaked in Fertility Clinic Ransomware Attack
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Reproductive Biology Associates says the data of 38,000 patients may have been compromised in the April cyberattack.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/21/2021
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Baltimore County Public Schools' Ransomware Recovery Tops $8M
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The school district has spent seven months and a reported $8.1 million recovering from the November attack.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/21/2021
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Are Ransomware Attacks the New Pandemic?
Bill Harrod, Federal CTO, IvantiCommentary
Ransomware has been a problem for decades, so why is government just now beginning to address it?
By Bill Harrod Federal CTO, Ivanti, 6/21/2021
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Accidental Insider Leaks Prove Major Source of Risk
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Research reports highlight growing concerns around insider negligence that leads to data breaches.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/18/2021
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Data Breaches Surge in Food & Beverage, Other Industries
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Six previously "under-attacked" vertical industries saw a surge in data breaches last year due to COVID-19 related disruptions and other factors, new data shows.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 6/17/2021
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One in Five Manufacturing Firms Targeted by Cyberattacks
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Information-stealing malware makes up about a third of attacks, a study finds, but companies worry most about ransomware shutting down production.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 6/17/2021
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Carnival Cruise Line Reports Security Breach
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The cruise ship operator says the incident affected employee and guest data.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/17/2021
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Cyberattacks Are Tailored to Employees ... Why Isn't Security Training?
Tim Sadler, CEO and co-founder of TessianCommentary
Consider four factors and behaviors that impact a particular employee's risk, and how security training should take them into account.
By Tim Sadler CEO and co-founder of Tessian, 6/17/2021
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Mission Critical: What Really Matters in a Cybersecurity Incident
Beth Burgin Waller, Chair, Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Practice , Woods Rogers PLCCommentary
The things you do before and during a cybersecurity incident can make or break the success of your response.
By Beth Burgin Waller Chair, Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Practice , Woods Rogers PLC, 6/17/2021
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Ukraine Police Disrupt Cl0p Ransomware Operation
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Growing list of similar actions in recent months may finally be scaring some operators into quitting, but threat is far from over, security experts say.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 6/16/2021
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Ransomware Operators' Strategies Evolve as Attacks Rise
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Security researchers find ransomware operators rely less on email and more on criminal groups for initial access into target networks.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 6/16/2021
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Biden Tells Putin Critical Infrastructure Sectors 'Off Limits' to Russian Hacking
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President Joe Biden said he and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed to discuss boundaries in cyber activity.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/16/2021
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Russian National Convicted on Charges Related to Kelihos Botnet
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Oleg Koshkin was arrested in 2019 and faces a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison, the DoJ reports.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/16/2021
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Microsoft Disrupts Large-Scale BEC Campaign Across Web Services
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Attackers had used the cloud-based infrastructure to target mailboxes and add forwarding rules to learn about financial transactions.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 6/15/2021
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Andariel Group Targets South Korean Entities in New Campaign
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Andariel, designated as a sub-group of the Lazarus Group APT, has historically targeted South Korean organzations.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/15/2021
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VPN Attacks Surged in First Quarter
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
But volume of malware, botnet, and other exploit activity declined because of the Emotet botnet takedown.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 6/14/2021
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CVE-2021-34390
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-22
Trusty TLK contains a vulnerability in the NVIDIA TLK kernel function where a lack of checks allows the exploitation of an integer overflow on the size parameter of the tz_map_shared_mem function.
CVE-2021-34391
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-22
Trusty TLK contains a vulnerability in the NVIDIA TLK kernel�s tz_handle_trusted_app_smc function where a lack of integer overflow checks on the req_off and param_ofs variables leads to memory corruption of critical kernel structures.
CVE-2021-34392
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-22
Trusty TLK contains a vulnerability in the NVIDIA TLK kernel where an integer overflow in the tz_map_shared_mem function can bypass boundary checks, which might lead to denial of service.
CVE-2021-34393
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-22
Trusty contains a vulnerability in TSEC TA which deserializes the incoming messages even though the TSEC TA does not expose any command. This vulnerability might allow an attacker to exploit the deserializer to impact code execution, causing information disclosure.
CVE-2021-34394
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-22
Trusty contains a vulnerability in all TAs whose deserializer does not reject messages with multiple occurrences of the same parameter. The deserialization of untrusted data might allow an attacker to exploit the deserializer to impact code execution.