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Pay-or-Get-Breached Ransomware Schemes Take Off
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
In 2020, ransomware attackers moved quickly to adopt so-called "double extortion" schemes, with more than 550 incidents in the fourth quarter alone.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 1/26/2021
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North Korean Attackers Target Security Researchers via Social Media: Google
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Google TAG warns the infosec community of unsolicited requests from individuals seeking collaboration on vulnerability research.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 1/26/2021
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Privacy Teams Helped Navigate the Pivot to Work-from-Home
Steve Zurier, Contributing WriterNews
Annual Cisco privacy study also reports that 90% of organizations say their customers won't buy from them if they are not clear about data policy practices.
By Steve Zurier Contributing Writer, 1/26/2021
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BEC Scammers Find New Ways to Navigate Microsoft 365
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Their techniques made use of out-of-office replies and automatic responses during the 2020 holiday season, researchers report.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/26/2021
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Mainframe Security Automation Is Not a Luxury
John McKenny, SVP/GM of ZSolutions, BMC SoftwareCommentary
As cyber threats grow, even the most securable platform is vulnerable and requires adaptive autonomous protection.
By John McKenny SVP/GM of ZSolutions, BMC Software, 1/26/2021
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Startup Offers Free Version of its 'Passwordless' Technology
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Beyond Identity co-founders hope to move the needle in eliminating the need for passwords, but experts say killing passwords altogether won't be easy.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 1/26/2021
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SonicWall Is Latest Security Vendor to Disclose Cyberattack
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The network security firm is investigating a coordinated campaign in which attackers exploited vulnerabilities in SonicWall's products.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 1/25/2021
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Small Security Teams Have Big Security Fears, CISOs Report
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Researchers poll security leaders who are tasked with protecting large organizations but have a small presence and budget.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/25/2021
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How to Better Secure Your Microsoft 365 Environment
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading
Security experts offer Microsoft 365 security guidance as more attackers target enterprise cloud environments.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 1/25/2021
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Why North Korea Excels in Cybercrime
Marc Wilczek, Digital Strategist & COO of Link11Commentary
North Korea is laser-focused on boosting its cyber capabilities, and it's doing a remarkable job of it.
By Marc Wilczek Digital Strategist & COO of Link11, 1/22/2021
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Attackers Leave Stolen Credentials Searchable on Google
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Operators behind a global phishing campaign inadvertently left thousands of stolen credentials accessible via Google Search.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 1/21/2021
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Rethinking IoT Security: It's Not About the Devices
May Wang, Senior Distinguished Engineer at Palo Alto NetworksCommentary
Keeping IoT safe in the future will require securing the networks themselves. Focusing on the devices is a never-ending battle that will only become more burdensome.
By May Wang Senior Distinguished Engineer at Palo Alto Networks, 1/21/2021
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SolarWinds Attack, Cyber Supply Chain Among Priorities for Biden Administration
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
During Senate confirmation hearings, the nominees for Secretary of Homeland Security and Director of National Intelligence pledged to focus on cybersecurity.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 1/20/2021
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'Chimera' Threat Group Abuses Microsoft & Google Cloud Services
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Researchers detail a new threat group targeting cloud services to achieve goals aligning with Chinese interests.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/14/2021
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Huntress Acquires EDR Technology From Level Effect
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Huntress seeks to improve its detection and response capabilities with a more comprehensive view of endpoint security.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/13/2021
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Virtual Pen-Testing Competition Tasks College Students With Running a Red Team Operation
Steve Zurier, Contributing WriterNews
Aimed at developing offensive cyber talent, last weekend's sixth annual Collegiate Penetration Testing Competition brought out some of the brightest from RIT and Stanford, among other universities.
By Steve Zurier Contributing Writer, 1/13/2021
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Microsoft Defender Zero-Day Fixed in First Patch Tuesday of 2021
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Microsoft patched 83 bugs, including a Microsoft Defender zero-day and one publicly known elevation of privilege flaw.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 1/12/2021
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Security Operations Struggle to Defend Value, Keep Workers
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Companies continue to value security operations centers but the economics are increasingly challenging, with high analyst turnover and questions raised over return on investment.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 1/12/2021
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Intel's New vPro Processors Aim to Help Defend Against Ransomware
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The newest Intel Core vPro mobile platform gives PC hardware a direct role in detecting ransomware attacks.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 1/11/2021
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Cobalt Strike & Metasploit Tools Were Attacker Favorites in 2020
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Research reveals APT groups and cybercriminals employ these offensive security tools as often as red teams.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 1/7/2021
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CVE-2021-3317
PUBLISHED: 2021-01-26
KLog Server through 2.4.1 allows authenticated command injection. async.php calls shell_exec() on the original value of the source parameter.
CVE-2013-2512
PUBLISHED: 2021-01-26
The ftpd gem 0.2.1 for Ruby allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary OS commands via shell metacharacters in a LIST or NLST command argument within FTP protocol traffic.
CVE-2021-3165
PUBLISHED: 2021-01-26
SmartAgent 3.1.0 allows a ViewOnly attacker to create a SuperUser account via the /#/CampaignManager/users URI.
CVE-2021-1070
PUBLISHED: 2021-01-26
NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier Series, Jetson Xavier NX, TX1, TX2, Nano and Nano 2GB, L4T versions prior to 32.5, contains a vulnerability in the apply_binaries.sh script used to install NVIDIA components into the root file system image, in which improper access control is applied, which may lead to an un...
CVE-2021-1071
PUBLISHED: 2021-01-26
NVIDIA Tegra kernel in Jetson AGX Xavier Series, Jetson Xavier NX, TX1, TX2, Nano and Nano 2GB, all L4T versions prior to r32.5, contains a vulnerability in the INA3221 driver in which improper access control may lead to unauthorized users gaining access to system power usage data, which may lead to...