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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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Even Small Nations Have Jumped into the Cyber Espionage Game
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
While the media tends to focus on the Big 5 nation-state cyber powers, commercial spyware has given smaller countries sophisticated capabilities, as demonstrated by a "zero-click" iMessage exploit that targeted journalists last year.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 1/7/2021
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Ransomware Victims' Data Published via DDoSecrets
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Activists behind Distributed Denial of Secrets has shared 1TB of data pulled from Dark Web sites where it was shared by ransomware attackers.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/7/2021
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The 3 Most Common Types of BEC Attacks (And What You Can Do About Them)
Eyal Benishti, CEO & Founder of IRONSCALESCommentary
Always be skeptical and double check credentials.
By Eyal Benishti CEO & Founder of IRONSCALES, 1/7/2021
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What You Need to Know About California's New Privacy Rules
K Royal, Associate General Counsel at TrustArcCommentary
Proposition 24 will change Californians' rights and business's responsibilities regarding consumer data protection.
By K Royal Associate General Counsel at TrustArc, 1/5/2021
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Netwrix and Stealthbits Merge to Tackle Data Security
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The combined entity will have a portfolio of security tools designed to identify security risk and recover from incidents.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/4/2021
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COVID-19's Acceleration of Cloud Migration & Identity-Centric Security
Dr. Jasson Casey, CTO of Beyond IdentityCommentary
Here are some tips for updating access control methods that accommodate new remote working norms without sacrificing security.
By Dr. Jasson Casey CTO of Beyond Identity, 1/4/2021
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Mobile Endpoint Security: Still the Crack in the Enterprise's Cyber Armor
Joel Wallenstrom, CEO & President, WickrCommentary
A combination of best practices and best-in-class technology will help keep your enterprise from falling victim to ever-growing threats.
By Joel Wallenstrom CEO & President, Wickr, 12/30/2020
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Mac Attackers Remain Focused Mainly on Adware, Fooling Users
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Despite reports that Macs have encountered more threats than Windows systems, the platform still sees far fewer exploits and malware - including ransomware.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 12/29/2020
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Remote Desktop Bugs: Patches That Took Priority in a Pandemic Year
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Remote Desktop flaws were a patching priority this year as Microsoft distributed fixes and businesses scrambled to protect remote employees.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 12/28/2020
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Amazon Gift Card Scam Delivers Dridex This Holiday Season
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Dridex operators launch a social engineering scam that promises victims a $100 gift card but delivers a banking Trojan.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 12/24/2020
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HelpSystems Acquires Data Security Firm Vera
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The purchase is intended to increase London-based HelpSystems' file collaboration security capabilities.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/24/2020
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Microsoft, McAfee, Rapid7, and Others Form New Ransomware Task Force
Steve Zurier, Contributing WriterNews
Industry group wants to get a framework in the hands of the new administration's cybersecurity officials by early spring 2021.
By Steve Zurier Contributing Writer, 12/23/2020
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White Ops Announces Its Acquisition
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A group including Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division, ClearSky Security, and NightDragon has purchased the human verification technology company.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/23/2020
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CVE-2021-3113
PUBLISHED: 2021-01-17
Netsia SEBA+ through 0.16.1 build 70-e669dcd7 allows remote attackers to discover session cookies via a direct /session/list/allActiveSession request. For example, the attacker can discover the admin's cookie if the admin account happens to be logged in when the allActiveSession request occurs, and ...
CVE-2020-25533
PUBLISHED: 2021-01-15
An issue was discovered in Malwarebytes before 4.0 on macOS. A malicious application was able to perform a privileged action within the Malwarebytes launch daemon. The privileged service improperly validated XPC connections by relying on the PID instead of the audit token. An attacker can construct ...
CVE-2021-3162
PUBLISHED: 2021-01-15
Docker Desktop Community before 2.5.0.0 on macOS mishandles certificate checking, leading to local privilege escalation.
CVE-2021-21242
PUBLISHED: 2021-01-15
OneDev is an all-in-one devops platform. In OneDev before version 4.0.3, there is a critical vulnerability which can lead to pre-auth remote code execution. AttachmentUploadServlet deserializes untrusted data from the `Attachment-Support` header. This Servlet does not enforce any authentication or a...
CVE-2021-21245
PUBLISHED: 2021-01-15
OneDev is an all-in-one devops platform. In OneDev before version 4.0.3, AttachmentUploadServlet also saves user controlled data (`request.getInputStream()`) to a user specified location (`request.getHeader("File-Name")`). This issue may lead to arbitrary file upload which can be used to u...