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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
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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
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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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Dept. of Energy Launches Plan to Protect Electric Grid from Cyberattack
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Over the next 100 days, the DoE will work with electric utilities to improve visibility, detection, and response for industrial control systems.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/20/2021
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2020 Changed Identity Forever; What's Next?
Arthur Coviello, Venture partner at Rally Ventures, LLC and former executive chairman RSA SecurityCommentary
For all the chaos the pandemic caused, it also sparked awareness of how important an identity-centric approach is to securing today's organizations.
By Arthur Coviello Venture partner at Rally Ventures, LLC and former executive chairman RSA Security, 4/20/2021
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7 Old IT Things Every New InfoSec Pro Should Know
Joan Goodchild, Contributing Writer
Beneath all those containers and IoT devices, there's a rich patchwork of gear, protocols, and guidelines that have been holding it together since before you were born. Knowledge of those fundamentals is growing more valuable, not less.
By Joan Goodchild Contributing Writer, 4/20/2021
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Beware the Bug Bounty
Joseph Neumann & Doug Hudson, Cyber Executive Advisor / Senior Director, CoalfireCommentary
In recent months, bug-bounty programs have shifted from mitigating risk to inadvertently creating new liabilities for customers and vendors.
By Joseph Neumann & Doug Hudson Cyber Executive Advisor / Senior Director, Coalfire, 4/20/2021
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White House Scales Back Response to SolarWinds & Exchange Server Attacks
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Lessons learned from the Unified Coordination Groups will be used to inform future response efforts, a government official says.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 4/19/2021
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Attackers Test Weak Passwords in Purple Fox Malware Attacks
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Researchers share a list of passwords that Purple Fox attackers commonly brute force when targeting the SMB protocol.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/19/2021
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Lazarus Group Uses New Tactic to Evade Detection
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Attackers conceal malicious code within a BMP file to slip past security tools designed to detect embedded objects within images.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/19/2021
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SolarWinds: A Catalyst for Change & a Cry for Collaboration
Kurt John, Chief Cybersecurity Officer, Siemens USACommentary
Cybersecurity is more than technology or safeguards like zero trust; mostly, it's about collaboration.
By Kurt John Chief Cybersecurity Officer, Siemens USA, 4/19/2021
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Pandemic Drives Greater Need for Endpoint Security
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Endpoint security has changed. Can your security plan keep up?
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/16/2021
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High-Level Admin of FIN7 Cybercrime Group Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Fedir Hladyr pleaded guilty in 2019 to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and conspiracy to commit computer hacking.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/16/2021
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Security Gaps in IoT Access Control Threaten Devices and Users
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Researchers spot problems in how IoT vendors delegate device access across multiple clouds and users.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 4/16/2021
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CVE-2021-21427
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-21
Magento-lts is a long-term support alternative to Magento Community Edition (CE). A vulnerability in magento-lts versions before 19.4.13 and 20.0.9 potentially allows an administrator unauthorized access to restricted resources. This is a backport of CVE-2021-21024. The vulnerability is patched in v...
CVE-2021-21426
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-21
Magento-lts is a long-term support alternative to Magento Community Edition (CE). In magento-lts versions 19.4.12 and prior and 20.0.8 and prior, there is a vulnerability caused by the unsecured deserialization of an object. A patch in versions 19.4.13 and 20.0.9 was back ported from Zend Framework ...
CVE-2020-36324
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-21
Wikimedia Quarry analytics-quarry-web before 2020-12-15 allows Reflected XSS because app.py does not explicitly set the application/json content type.
CVE-2020-28973
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-21
The ABUS Secvest wireless alarm system FUAA50000 (v3.01.17) fails to properly authenticate some requests to its built-in HTTPS interface. Someone can use this vulnerability to obtain sensitive information from the system, such as usernames and passwords. This information can then be used to reconfig...
CVE-2021-29456
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-21
Authelia is an open-source authentication and authorization server providing 2-factor authentication and single sign-on (SSO) for your applications via a web portal. In versions 4.27.4 and earlier, utilizing a HTTP query parameter an attacker is able to redirect users from the web application to any...
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