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Trickbot Investigation Shows Details of Massive Cybercrime Effort
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Nearly a score of cybercriminals allegedly worked together to create the Trickbot malware and deploy it against more than a million users, an unsealed indictment claims.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 6/11/2021
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McDonald's Data Breach Exposed Business & Customer Data
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
An investigation has revealed company data has been breached in the United States, South Korea, and Taiwan.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/11/2021
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Details Emerge on How Gaming Giant EA Was Hacked
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Hacking group stole source code to FIFA 21 and the company's Frostbite engine.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/11/2021
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Many Mobile Apps Intentionally Using Insecure Connections for Sending Data
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
A new analysis of iOS and Android apps released to Apple's and Google's app stores over the past five years found many to be deliberately breaking HTTPS protections.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 6/11/2021
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Secure Access Trade-offs for DevSecOps Teams
Ev Kontsevoy, CEO of TeleportCommentary
Thanks to recent advancements in access technologies, everyone can apply identity-based authentication and authorization and zero-trust principles for their computing resources.
By Ev Kontsevoy CEO of Teleport, 6/11/2021
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New Ransomware Group Claiming Connection to REvil Gang Surfaces
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
"Prometheus" is the latest example of how the ransomware-as-a-service model is letting new gangs scale up operations quickly.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 6/10/2021
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'Fancy Lazarus' Criminal Group Launches DDoS Extortion Campaign
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The group has re-emerged after a brief hiatus with a new email campaign threatening a DDoS attack against businesses that don't pay ransom.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 6/10/2021
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Healthcare Device Security Firm COO Charged With Hacking Medical Center
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Vikas Singla, chief operating officer of security firm that provides products and services to the healthcare industry, faces charges surrounding a cyberattack he allegedly conducted against Duluth, Ga.-based Gwinnett Medical Center.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/10/2021
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JBS CEO Says Company Paid $11M in Ransom
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The decision to pay attackers was a difficult one, CEO Andre Nogueira said in a statement.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/10/2021
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'Beware the Lady Named Katie'
Edge Editors, Dark Reading
A semester-long course boiled down to two minutes and 45 seconds.
By Edge Editors Dark Reading, 6/10/2021
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The Workforce Shortage in Cybersecurity Is a Myth
Michael Roytman, Chief Data Scientist, Kenna SecurityCommentary
What we really have is an automation-in-the-wrong-place problem.
By Michael Roytman Chief Data Scientist, Kenna Security, 6/10/2021
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Intl. Law Enforcement Operation Disrupts Slilpp Marketplace
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A seizure warrant affidavit unsealed today states Slilpp had sold allegedly stolen login credentials since 2012.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/10/2021
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Deepfakes Are on the Rise, but Don't Panic Just Yet
John Donegan, Enterprise analyst at ManageEngineCommentary
Deepfakes will likely give way to deep suspicion, as users try to sort legitimate media from malicious.
By John Donegan Enterprise analyst at ManageEngine, 6/10/2021
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11 Cybersecurity Vendors to Watch in 2021
Jai Vijayan, Contributing Writer
The cybersecurity landscape continues to spawn new companies and attract new investments. Here is just a sampling of what the industry has to offer.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 6/10/2021
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Cyber Is the New Cold War & AI Is the Arms Race
Nancy Grady, Chief Data Scientist & Solutions ArchitectCommentary
Continual cyberattacks have pushed us into a new kind of Cold War, with artificial intelligence the basis of this new arms race.
By Nancy Grady Chief Data Scientist & Solutions Architect, 6/10/2021
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Required MFA Is Not Sufficient for Strong Security: Report
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Attackers and red teams find multiple ways to bypass poorly deployed MFA in enterprise environments, underscoring how redundancy and good design are still required.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 6/9/2021
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What to Know About Updates to the PCI Secure Software Standard
Sean Smith, Manager II, PCI Compliance Services, Optiv
New requirements add 50 controls covering five control objectives. Here's a high-level look at each objective.
By Sean Smith Manager II, PCI Compliance Services, Optiv, 6/9/2021
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RSA Spins Off Fraud & Risk Intelligence Unit
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The new company, called Outseer, will continue to focus on payment authentication and fraud detection and analysis.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 6/9/2021
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CISA Addresses Rise in Ransomware Threatening OT Assets
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The agency has released guidance in response to a rise of ransomware attacks affecting OT assets and control systems.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/9/2021
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New Security Event @Hack to Take Place in Saudi Arabia
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The Saudi Federation of Cybersecurity, Programming, and Drones (SAFCSP) and Informa Tech will launch a multi-day event in Riyadh this November.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/9/2021
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CVE-2021-31811
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-12
In Apache PDFBox, a carefully crafted PDF file can trigger an OutOfMemory-Exception while loading the file. This issue affects Apache PDFBox version 2.0.23 and prior 2.0.x versions.
CVE-2021-31812
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-12
In Apache PDFBox, a carefully crafted PDF file can trigger an infinite loop while loading the file. This issue affects Apache PDFBox version 2.0.23 and prior 2.0.x versions.
CVE-2021-32552
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-12
It was discovered that read_file() in apport/hookutils.py would follow symbolic links or open FIFOs. When this function is used by the openjdk-16 package apport hooks, it could expose private data to other local users.
CVE-2021-32553
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-12
It was discovered that read_file() in apport/hookutils.py would follow symbolic links or open FIFOs. When this function is used by the openjdk-17 package apport hooks, it could expose private data to other local users.
CVE-2021-32554
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-12
It was discovered that read_file() in apport/hookutils.py would follow symbolic links or open FIFOs. When this function is used by the xorg package apport hooks, it could expose private data to other local users.
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