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Malicious PowerShell Use, Attacks on Office 365 Accounts Surged in Q4
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
There was also a sharp increase in overall malware volumes in the fourth quarter of 2020, COVID-19 related attack activity, and mobile malware, new data shows.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 4/15/2021
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Thycotic & Centrify Merge to Form Cloud Identity Security Firm
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The combined entity will expand on both companies' privileged access management tools and expects to debut a new brand this year.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/14/2021
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CISA Urges Caution for Security Researchers Targeted in Attack Campaign
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The agency urges researchers to take precautions amid an ongoing targeted threat campaign.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/14/2021
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Dark Reading to Upgrade Site Design, Performance
Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark Reading, Commentary
Improvements will make site content easier to navigate, faster, and more functional.
By Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark Reading , 4/13/2021
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CISA Launches New Threat Detection Dashboard
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Aviary is a new dashboard that works with CISA's Sparrow threat detection tool.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/9/2021
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Fraudsters Use HTML Legos to Evade Detection in Phishing Attack
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Criminals stitch pieces of HTML together and hide them in JavaScript files, researchers report.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/8/2021
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Cring Ransomware Used in Attacks on European Industrial Firms
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Attackers exploited a vulnerability in Fortigate VPN servers to gain access to target networks, researchers report.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/7/2021
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Cartoon Caption Winner: Something Seems Afoul
John Klossner, CartoonistCommentary
And the winner of Dark Readings's March cartoon caption contest is ...
By John Klossner Cartoonist, 4/7/2021
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Microsoft Teams, Exchange Server, Windows 10 Hacked in Pwn2Own 2021
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The 2021 Pwn2Own is among the largest in its history, with 23 separate entries targeting 10 products.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/6/2021
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Kaspersky Uncovers New APAC Cyberespionage Campaign
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A group related to Chinese-speaking threat group Cycldek is targeting government and military organizations in Vietnam.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/5/2021
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7 Security Strategies as Employees Return to the Office
Steve Zurier, Contributing Writer
More sooner than later, employees will be making their way back to the office. Here's how security pros can plan for the next new normal.
By Steve Zurier Contributing Writer, 4/1/2021
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Security on a Shoestring? More Budget Means More Detection
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Companies that spend the smallest share of their IT budget on security see fewer threats, but that's not good news.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 3/30/2021
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Exec Order Could Force Software Vendors to Disclose Breaches to Federal Gov't Customers
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A decision on the order, which contains several recommendations, is still forthcoming.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/25/2021
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California State Controller's Office Suffers Data Breach
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Employee unwittingly gave hacker access to email account for more than a day.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/24/2021
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Disgruntled IT Contractor Sentenced in Retaliatory Office 365 Attack
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Former contractor deleted 1,200 user accounts in revenge.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/23/2021
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On the Road to Good Cloud Security: Are We There Yet?
Paula Musich, Research Director, Enterprise Management AssociatesCommentary
Misconfigured infrastructure is IT pros' top cloud security concern, but they're conflicted on how to address it in practice.
By Paula Musich Research Director, Enterprise Management Associates, 3/22/2021
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Russian Man Pleads Guilty in Thwarted Tesla Hack
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Egor Kriuchkov will be sentenced in May on conspiracy charge
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/19/2021
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CISA Issues Advisory on TrickBot Campaigns
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
US Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the FBI warn security teams to guard against the advanced Trojan malware.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/17/2021
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IronNet Cybersecurity to Go Public in Merger
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Company intends for the deal to drive adoption of its Collective Defense Platform.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/16/2021
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Software Development Security Firm Argon Announces Launch
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Check Point founder Shlomo Kramer is one of the firm's investors.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/16/2021
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CVE-2021-20288
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-15
An authentication flaw was found in ceph in versions before 14.2.20. When the monitor handles CEPHX_GET_AUTH_SESSION_KEY requests, it doesn't sanitize other_keys, allowing key reuse. An attacker who can request a global_id can exploit the ability of any user to request a global_id previously associa...
CVE-2021-31229
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-15
An issue was discovered in libezxml.a in ezXML 0.8.6. The function ezxml_internal_dtd() performs incorrect memory handling while parsing crafted XML files, which leads to an out-of-bounds write of a one byte constant.
CVE-2021-28548
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-15
Adobe Photoshop versions 21.2.6 (and earlier) and 22.3 (and earlier) are affected by a Buffer Overflow vulnerability when parsing a specially crafted JSX file. An unauthenticated attacker could leverage this vulnerability to achieve arbitrary code execution in the context of the current user. Exploi...
CVE-2021-28549
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-15
Adobe Photoshop versions 21.2.6 (and earlier) and 22.3 (and earlier) are affected by a Buffer Overflow vulnerability when parsing a specially crafted JSX file. An unauthenticated attacker could leverage this vulnerability to achieve arbitrary code execution in the context of the current user. Exploi...
CVE-2021-30209
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-15
Textpattern V4.8.4 contains an arbitrary file upload vulnerability where a plug-in can be loaded in the background without any security verification, which may lead to obtaining system permissions.