Comments
Russian Cyberspies Hit Ukrainian, US Targets With Windows Zero-Day Attack
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
Brian Bartlett
50%
50%
Brian Bartlett,
User Rank: Apprentice
10/14/2014 | 9:23:06 PM
Re: PowerPoint?
Some of us, I hope, are more paranoid than that. If I didn't ask for it, the message and attachment are nuked long before they land on a machine under my control. Yes, it slows things down by a few minutes but the price of doing business any other way is too high.
Kelly Jackson Higgins
50%
50%
Kelly Jackson Higgins,
User Rank: Strategist
10/14/2014 | 9:11:54 AM
Re: PowerPoint?
XP is the only version of Windows NOT affected by this bug. One advantage for XP holdovers. ;-)
Dr.T
50%
50%
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
10/14/2014 | 9:08:23 AM
Re: Convergence of cybercrime and cyber espionage
That may mean there is a market emerging, some would hack for fun but some would expect income out of it. Cross-country hacking strategies are most like supported by governments and  private security firms where obviously hey need to profit for the activities they do.
Dr.T
50%
50%
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
10/14/2014 | 9:03:49 AM
Re: Convergence of cybercrime and cyber espionage
I would think less of an alliance be but a natural convergence.
Dr.T
50%
50%
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
10/14/2014 | 9:01:55 AM
PowerPoint?
Another smart way of infecting local machines. It is very common and we all open PowerPoint and run it, that can most likely trigger and download or installation on the local matching without user confirmation. Hopefully Microsoft can come up with more rea-time updates strategies to beyond these types of problems to keep us safe.
Kelly Jackson Higgins
50%
50%
Kelly Jackson Higgins,
User Rank: Strategist
10/14/2014 | 7:45:55 AM
Re: Convergence of cybercrime and cyber espionage
So far, they say it's a matter of convenience and availability: the reality that cybercrime groups are buying and selling access to infected machines like currency and there area a lot of surplus bots for sale at "bargain-basement prices," according to Outlier Security's Greg Hoglund as well as other security experts I've spoken to. There have been a few unconfirmed cases of nation-state's hiring criminal hackers...I don't know of one firsthand, but experts say such alliances are not out of the realm of possibilities. 

 
Marilyn Cohodas
50%
50%
Marilyn Cohodas,
User Rank: Strategist
10/14/2014 | 7:39:29 AM
Convergence of cybercrime and cyber espionage
Great reporting, Kelly. Do you think the "blurring of lines" is primarily related to tactics or do experts see a  greater danger of cyberspies and criminals actually teaming up? 


Why CISOs Need a Security Reality Check
Joel Fulton, Chief Information Security Officer for Splunk,  6/13/2018
Cisco Talos Summit: Network Defenders Not Serious Enough About Attacks
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading,  6/13/2018
Meet 'Bro': The Best-Kept Secret of Network Security
Greg Bell, CEO, Corelight,  6/14/2018
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon
Current Issue
Flash Poll
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2018-12294
PUBLISHED: 2018-06-19
WebCore/platform/graphics/texmap/TextureMapperLayer.cpp in WebKit, as used in WebKitGTK+ prior to version 2.20.2, is vulnerable to a use after free for a WebCore::TextureMapperLayer object.
CVE-2018-12519
PUBLISHED: 2018-06-19
An issue was discovered in ShopNx through 2017-11-17. The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to upload any malicious file to a Node.js application. An attacker can upload a malicious HTML file that contains a JavaScript payload to steal a user's credentials.
CVE-2018-12588
PUBLISHED: 2018-06-19
Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in templates/frontend/pages/searchResults.tpl in Public Knowledge Project (PKP) Open Monograph Press (OMP) v1.2.0 through 3.1.1-1 before 3.1.1-2 allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the catalog.noTitlesSearch parameter (aka the S...
CVE-2018-10811
PUBLISHED: 2018-06-19
strongSwan 5.6.0 and older allows Remote Denial of Service because of Missing Initialization of a Variable.
CVE-2018-10945
PUBLISHED: 2018-06-19
The mg_handle_cgi function in mongoose.c in Mongoose 6.11 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (heap-based buffer over-read and application crash, or NULL pointer dereference) via an HTTP request, related to the mbuf_insert function.