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Supernova Malware Actors Masqueraded as Remote Workers to Access Breached Network
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
China-based Spiral group is believed to be behind year-long attack, which exploited a flaw in SolarWinds Orion technology to drop a Web shell.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 4/22/2021
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The Edge Pro Tip: Brush Up on Web Shells
Edge Editors, Dark Reading
While neither new nor novel, Web shells are making an impact with a surge of Exchange attacks.
By Edge Editors Dark Reading, 4/22/2021
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New CISA Advisories Warn of ICS Vulnerabilities
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The vulnerabilities exist in Cscape control system application programming software and the Mitsubishi Electric GOT.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/22/2021
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Prometei Botnet Adds New Twist to Exchange Server Attacks
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Attackers are using the well-known Microsoft Exchange Server flaw to add machines to a cryptocurrency botnet, researchers say.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/22/2021
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Improving the Vulnerability Reporting Process With 5 Steps
Bas Alberts, Principal Security Researcher, GitHub Security LabCommentary
Follow these tips for an effective and positive experience for both the maintainer and external vulnerability reporter.
By Bas Alberts Principal Security Researcher, GitHub Security Lab, 4/22/2021
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University Suspends Project After Researchers Submitted Vulnerable Linux Patches
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
A Linux maintainer pledges to stop taking code submissions from the University of Minnesota after a research team purposely submitted vulnerabilities to show software supply chain weaknesses.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 4/22/2021
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Name That Toon: Greetings, Earthlings
John Klossner, CartoonistCommentary
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By John Klossner Cartoonist, 4/22/2021
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Looking for Greater Security Culture? Ask an 8-Bit Plumber
Rick van Galen, Security Engineer, 1PasswordCommentary
After 40 years of navigating catastrophes, video game character Mario can help us with a more intelligent approach to DevOps and improving security culture.
By Rick van Galen Security Engineer, 1Password, 4/22/2021
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10 Free Security Tools at Black Hat Asia 2021
Jai Vijayan, Contributing Writer
Researchers are set to demonstrate a plethora of tools for conducting pen tests, vulnerability assessments, data forensics, and a wide range of other use cases.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 4/22/2021
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Nearly Half of All Malware Is Concealed in TLS-Encrypted Communications
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Forty-six percent of all malware uses the cryptographic protocol to evade detection, communicate with attacker-controlled servers, and to exfiltrate data, new study shows.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 4/22/2021
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Who's Your Login?
Edge Editors, Dark Reading
If only Abbott and Costello were around today.
By Edge Editors Dark Reading, 4/22/2021
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Rapid7 Acquires Velociraptor Open Source Project
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The company plans to use Velociraptor's technology and insights to build out its own incident response capabilities.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/21/2021
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Justice Dept. Creates Task Force to Stop Ransomware Spread
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
One goal of the group is to take down the criminal ecosystem that enables ransomware, officials say.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/21/2021
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Zero-Day Flaws in SonicWall Email Security Tool Under Attack
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Three zero-day vulnerabilities helped an attacker install a backdoor, access files and emails, and move laterally into a target network.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 4/21/2021
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Business Email Compromise Costs Businesses More Than Ransomware
Charlie Winckless, Senior Director, Cybersecurity Solutions, at PresidioCommentary
Ransomware gets the headlines, but business paid out $1.8 billion last year to resolve BEC issues, according to an FBI report.
By Charlie Winckless Senior Director, Cybersecurity Solutions, at Presidio, 4/21/2021
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How to Attack Yourself Better in 2021
Pavel Suprunyuk, Technical lead of the audit and consulting team, Group-IBCommentary
Social engineering pen testing is just one step in preventing employees from falling victim to cybercriminals.
By Pavel Suprunyuk Technical lead of the audit and consulting team, Group-IB, 4/21/2021
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Attackers Heavily Targeting VPN Vulnerabilities
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Threat actors like attacking the technology because they provide a convenient entry point to enterprise networks.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 4/21/2021
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Pulse Secure VPN Flaws Exploited to Target US Defense Sector
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
China-linked attackers have used vulnerabilities in the Pulse Secure VPN appliance to attack US Defense Industrial Base networks.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 4/20/2021
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Foreign Spies Target British Nationals With Fake Social Media Profiles
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
British security agency MI5 has launched a new education campaign to warn potential victims of the attacks.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/20/2021
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Attackers Compromised Code-Checking Vendor's Tool for Two Months
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
A script used to upload sensitive reportswith access to credentials and datastoreslikely sent information on hundreds, possibly thousands, of companies to attackers.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 4/20/2021
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CVE-2021-31597
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-23
The xmlhttprequest-ssl package before 1.6.1 for Node.js disables SSL certificate validation by default, because rejectUnauthorized (when the property exists but is undefined) is considered to be false within the https.request function of Node.js. In other words, no certificate is ever rejected.
CVE-2021-2296
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-22
Vulnerability in the Oracle VM VirtualBox product of Oracle Virtualization (component: Core). The supported version that is affected is Prior to 6.1.20. Difficult to exploit vulnerability allows high privileged attacker with logon to the infrastructure where Oracle VM VirtualBox executes to compromi...
CVE-2021-2297
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-22
Vulnerability in the Oracle VM VirtualBox product of Oracle Virtualization (component: Core). The supported version that is affected is Prior to 6.1.20. Difficult to exploit vulnerability allows high privileged attacker with logon to the infrastructure where Oracle VM VirtualBox executes to compromi...
CVE-2021-2298
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-22
Vulnerability in the MySQL Server product of Oracle MySQL (component: Server: Optimizer). Supported versions that are affected are 8.0.23 and prior. Easily exploitable vulnerability allows low privileged attacker with network access via multiple protocols to compromise MySQL Server. Successful attac...
CVE-2021-2299
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-22
Vulnerability in the MySQL Server product of Oracle MySQL (component: Server: Optimizer). Supported versions that are affected are 8.0.23 and prior. Easily exploitable vulnerability allows high privileged attacker with network access via multiple protocols to compromise MySQL Server. Successful atta...
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