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Ransomware Grows Easier to Spread, Harder to Block
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Researchers illustrate the evolution toward more complete and effective ransomware attacks designed to cripple target organizations.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 11/23/2020
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Manchester United Suffers Cyberattack
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Premier League soccer club says the attack didn't affect its website and app, and it doesn't appears to have exposed any fan or customer data either.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/23/2020
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Chinese APT Group Returns to Target Catholic Church & Diplomatic Groups
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
APT group TA416 reemerges with new changes to its documented tool sets so it can continue launching espionage campaigns.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/23/2020
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3 Steps CISOs Can Take to Convey Strategy for Budget Presentations
Vinay Sridhara, CTO at BalbixCommentary
Answering these questions will help CISOs define a plan and take the organization in a positive direction.
By Vinay Sridhara CTO at Balbix, 11/23/2020
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How Retailers Can Fight Fraud and Abuse This Holiday Season
Sunil Potti, General Manager and Vice President, Google Cloud SecurityCommentary
Online shopping will be more popular than ever with consumers... and with malicious actors too.
By Sunil Potti General Manager and Vice President, Google Cloud Security, 11/23/2020
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Security Pros Push for More Pervasive Threat Modeling
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
With the release of the "Threat Modeling Manifesto," a group of 16 security professionals hope to prompt more companies to consider the threats to software.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 11/20/2020
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Iowa Hospital Alerts 60K Individuals Affected by June Data Breach
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The data breach began with a compromised employee email account.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/19/2020
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Cybercriminals Get Creative With Google Services
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Attacks take advantage of popular services, including Google Forms and Google Docs.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 11/19/2020
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2021 Cybersecurity Spending: How to Maximize Value
Gidi Cohen, Chief Executive Officer & Founder, Skybox SecurityCommentary
This is a pivotal moment for CISOs. As their influence increases, so does the pressure for them to make the right decisions.
By Gidi Cohen Chief Executive Officer & Founder, Skybox Security, 11/19/2020
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As Businesses Move to Multicloud Approach, Ransomware Follows
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
The average US company uses 16 cloud services, but only a third of IT professional believe their security measures have kept up with the change.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 11/18/2020
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How to Identify Cobalt Strike on Your Network
Zohar Buber, Security AnalystCommentary
Common antivirus systems frequently miss Cobalt Strike, a stealthy threat emulation toolkit admired by red teams and attackers alike.
By Zohar Buber Security Analyst, 11/18/2020
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Researchers Say They've Developed Fastest Open Source IDS/IPS
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
With a five-processor core, "Pigasus" delivers the same performance as a system with between 100 and 700 cores, according to a team from Carnegie Mellon University's CyLab.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 11/18/2020
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EFF, Security Experts Condemn Politicization of Election Security
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Open letter, signed by high-profile security professionals and organizations, urges White House to "reverse course and support election security."
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/17/2020
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Researchers Scan for Supply-Side Threats in Open Source
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
A recent project to scan the main Python repository's 268,000 packages found only a few potentially malicious programs, but work earlier this year uncovered hundreds of instances of malware.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 11/17/2020
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Ransomware Operator Promotes Distributed Storage for Stolen Data
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
The criminals behind the DarkSide ransomware-as-a-service operation say the system will be harder to take down.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 11/17/2020
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Breakdown of a Break-in: A Manufacturer's Ransomware Response
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The analysis of an industrial ransomware attack reveals common tactics and proactive steps that businesses can take to avoid similar incidents.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 11/16/2020
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Global Pandemic Fuels Cyber-Threat Workload for National Cyber Security Centre, Shows Annual Review
IFSEC Global, StaffNews
From securing the Nightingale hospitals to tackling threats to vaccine research and production, a large part of the National Cyber Security Centre's (NCSC) recent work in the UK has been related to the coronavirus pandemic, as Ron Alalouff discovered when reporting on its Annual Review.
By Ron Alalouff, Freelance Journalist , 11/16/2020
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A Hacker's Holiday: How Retailers Can Avoid Black Friday Cyber Threats
Matthew McGuirk, Senior Solutions Engineer at Source DefenseCommentary
Starting on Nov. 27, online retailers of all sizes will find out if their e-commerce capabilities are ready for prime time or not.
By Matthew McGuirk Senior Solutions Engineer at Source Defense, 11/13/2020
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Manufacturing Sees Rising Ransomware Threat
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Crypto-ransomware groups are increasingly adopting malware and tools that can probe and attack operational technology, such as industrial control systems, according to an assessment of current threats.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 11/12/2020
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'Pay2Key' Could Become Next Big Ransomware Threat
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Researchers from Check Point say an Iranian-based threat actor has successfully attacked multiple Israeli companies could soon go global.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 11/12/2020
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CVE-2020-15246
PUBLISHED: 2020-11-23
October is a free, open-source, self-hosted CMS platform based on the Laravel PHP Framework. In October CMS from version 1.0.421 and before version 1.0.469, an attacker can read local files on an October CMS server via a specially crafted request. Issue has been patched in Build 469 (v1.0.469) and v...
CVE-2020-15247
PUBLISHED: 2020-11-23
October is a free, open-source, self-hosted CMS platform based on the Laravel PHP Framework. In October CMS from version 1.0.319 and before version 1.0.469, an authenticated backend user with the cms.manage_pages, cms.manage_layouts, or cms.manage_partials permissions who would normally not be permi...
CVE-2020-15248
PUBLISHED: 2020-11-23
October is a free, open-source, self-hosted CMS platform based on the Laravel PHP Framework. In October CMS from version 1.0.319 and before version 1.0.470, backend users with the default "Publisher" system role have access to create & manage users where they can choose which role the ...
CVE-2020-15249
PUBLISHED: 2020-11-23
October is a free, open-source, self-hosted CMS platform based on the Laravel PHP Framework. In October CMS from version 1.0.319 and before version 1.0.469, backend users with access to upload files were permitted to upload SVG files without any sanitization applied to the uploaded files. Since SVG ...
CVE-2020-28927
PUBLISHED: 2020-11-23
There is a Stored XSS in Magicpin v2.1 in the User Registration section. Each time an admin visits the manage user section from the admin panel, the XSS triggers and the attacker can able to steal the cookie according to the crafted payload.