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Partner & Co-Chair, Privacy & Data Security Group, Ballard Spahr LLP, Faculty Member of the Compliance, Governance & Oversight Council
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Edward J. McAndrew is a partner and co-chair of the Privacy and Data Security Group at Ballard Spahr LLP. He previously served for nearly a decade as a federal cybercrime prosecutor in Washington, DC, Northern Virginia and Delaware. His work spanned every major area of technology-facilitated crime, including some of the Department of Justice's most significant cybercrime cases, such as the first US prosecution of a foreign hacker for theft of trade secrets and the first US prosecution of a Chinese national for cybercrimes committed entirely from China. Named a "Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Trailblazer" by The National Law Journal, McAndrew now serves as a counselor, investigator, and trial lawyer on cybersecurity, digital privacy, cyber-incident response, regulatory compliance, commercial, employment, intellectual property, civil, and criminal matters. He also advises clients on cyber-based national security issues, as well as governmental demands for data and assistance in investigations.

McAndrew also serves by appointment on the Delaware Supreme Court's Commission on Law and Technology. He leads the Commission's Data Security Working Group. He is also a frequent speaker and writer on cybersecurity, digital privacy, law enforcement, computer forensics, and other Internet issues.

Articles by Edward J. McAndrew
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Inside the Ransomware Campaigns Targeting Exchange Servers
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  4/2/2021
Commentary
Beyond MITRE ATT&CK: The Case for a New Cyber Kill Chain
Rik Turner, Principal Analyst, Infrastructure Solutions, Omdia,  3/30/2021
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PUBLISHED: 2021-04-15
Wfilter ICF 5.0.117 contains a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability. An attacker in the same LAN can craft a packet with a malicious User-Agent header to inject a payload in its logs, where an attacker can take over the system by through its plugin-running function.
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PUBLISHED: 2021-04-15
Pi-hole is a Linux network-level advertisement and Internet tracker blocking application. The Stored XSS exists in the Pi-hole Admin portal, which can be exploited by the malicious actor with the network access to DNS server. See the referenced GitHub security advisory for patch details.
CVE-2021-30138
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-15
** REJECT ** DO NOT USE THIS CANDIDATE NUMBER. ConsultIDs: none. Reason: This candidate was withdrawn by its CNA. Further investigation showed that it was not a security issue. Notes: none.
CVE-2021-27112
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-15
LightCMS v1.3.5 contains a remote code execution vulnerability in /app/Http/Controllers/Admin/NEditorController.php during the downloading of external images.
CVE-2021-20288
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-15
An authentication flaw was found in ceph in versions before 14.2.20. When the monitor handles CEPHX_GET_AUTH_SESSION_KEY requests, it doesn't sanitize other_keys, allowing key reuse. An attacker who can request a global_id can exploit the ability of any user to request a global_id previously associa...