Dark Reading is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Attacks/Breaches

3/23/2020
10:45 AM
Kelly Sheridan
Kelly Sheridan
Slideshows
Connect Directly
Twitter
LinkedIn
RSS
E-Mail

8 Infosec Page-Turners for Days Spent Indoors

Stuck inside and looking for a new read? Check out these titles written by security practitioners and reporters across the industry.
2 of 9

Sandworm: A New Era of Cyberwar and the Hunt for the Kremlin's Most Dangerous Hackers 
By Andy Greenberg
In Sandworm, Wired senior editor Andy Greenberg tells the story of how an elite group of Russian hackers was identified and tracked following years of cybercrime. 
Between 2014 and 2017, a series of escalating cyberattacks targeted American utility companies, electrical grids in Eastern Europe, and NATO. The incidents intensified over time, growing in intensity until they peaked in the summer of 2017 with the NotPetya malware. Sandworm, the group believed to be responsible for these attacks, is linked to the Russian military agency and one of the most dangerous threat groups in operation today. Greenberg traces the attribution of these attackers through private security companies and government investigators hunting down the threat. His book illustrates the intricacies of cyber warfare and its effect on national, and global, security.    
(Image/link to book: Amazon)

Sandworm: A New Era of Cyberwar and the Hunt for the Kremlin's Most Dangerous Hackers

By Andy Greenberg

In Sandworm, Wired senior editor Andy Greenberg tells the story of how an elite group of Russian hackers was identified and tracked following years of cybercrime.

Between 2014 and 2017, a series of escalating cyberattacks targeted American utility companies, electrical grids in Eastern Europe, and NATO. The incidents intensified over time, growing in intensity until they peaked in the summer of 2017 with the NotPetya malware. Sandworm, the group believed to be responsible for these attacks, is linked to the Russian military agency and one of the most dangerous threat groups in operation today. Greenberg traces the attribution of these attackers through private security companies and government investigators hunting down the threat. His book illustrates the intricacies of cyber warfare and its effect on national, and global, security.

(Image/link to book: Amazon)

2 of 9
Comment  | 
Print  | 
Comments
Threaded  |  Newest First  |  Oldest First
DavidY927
100%
0%
DavidY927,
User Rank: Apprentice
3/23/2020 | 12:08:32 PM
The Cuckoo's Egg by Clifford Stoll
A good read from the distant past is The Cuckoo's Egg, Clifford Stoll stumbles into Cybersecurity (before it was known as such) by looking into an accounting error.

https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/The-Cuckoos-Egg/Cliff-Stoll/9781416507789
makanaki01
100%
0%
makanaki01,
User Rank: Apprentice
3/23/2020 | 6:35:27 PM
Re: The Cuckoo's Egg by Clifford Stoll
This is a good piece. 
Commentary
Ransomware Is Not the Problem
Adam Shostack, Consultant, Entrepreneur, Technologist, Game Designer,  6/9/2021
Edge-DRsplash-11-edge-ask-the-experts
How Can I Test the Security of My Home-Office Employees' Routers?
John Bock, Senior Research Scientist,  6/7/2021
News
New Ransomware Group Claiming Connection to REvil Gang Surfaces
Jai Vijayan, Contributing Writer,  6/10/2021
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon Contest
Current Issue
The State of Cybersecurity Incident Response
In this report learn how enterprises are building their incident response teams and processes, how they research potential compromises, how they respond to new breaches, and what tools and processes they use to remediate problems and improve their cyber defenses for the future.
Flash Poll
How Enterprises are Developing Secure Applications
How Enterprises are Developing Secure Applications
Recent breaches of third-party apps are driving many organizations to think harder about the security of their off-the-shelf software as they continue to move left in secure software development practices.
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2021-31618
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-15
Apache HTTP Server protocol handler for the HTTP/2 protocol checks received request headers against the size limitations as configured for the server and used for the HTTP/1 protocol as well. On violation of these restrictions and HTTP response is sent to the client with a status code indicating why...
CVE-2021-20027
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-14
A buffer overflow vulnerability in SonicOS allows a remote attacker to cause a Denial of Service (DoS) by sending a specially crafted request. This vulnerability affects SonicOS Gen5, Gen6, Gen7 platforms, and SonicOSv virtual firewalls.
CVE-2021-32684
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-14
magento-scripts contains scripts and configuration used by Create Magento App, a zero-configuration tool-chain which allows one to deploy Magento 2. In versions 1.5.1 and 1.5.2, after changing the function from synchronous to asynchronous there wasn't implemented handler in the start, stop, exec, an...
CVE-2021-34693
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-14
net/can/bcm.c in the Linux kernel through 5.12.10 allows local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel stack memory because parts of a data structure are uninitialized.
CVE-2021-27887
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-14
Cross-site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability in the main dashboard of Ellipse APM versions allows an authenticated user or integrated application to inject malicious data into the application that can then be executed in a victim’s browser. This issue affects: Hitachi ABB Power Grids ...