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Justice Dept. Creates Task Force to Stop Ransomware Spread
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
One goal of the group is to take down the criminal ecosystem that enables ransomware, officials say.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/21/2021
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Business Email Compromise Costs Businesses More Than Ransomware
Charlie Winckless, Senior Director, Cybersecurity Solutions, at PresidioCommentary
Ransomware gets the headlines, but business paid out $1.8 billion last year to resolve BEC issues, according to an FBI report.
By Charlie Winckless Senior Director, Cybersecurity Solutions, at Presidio, 4/21/2021
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Attackers Heavily Targeting VPN Vulnerabilities
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Threat actors like attacking the technology because they provide a convenient entry point to enterprise networks.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 4/21/2021
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Pulse Secure VPN Flaws Exploited to Target US Defense Sector
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
China-linked attackers have used vulnerabilities in the Pulse Secure VPN appliance to attack US Defense Industrial Base networks.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 4/20/2021
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Foreign Spies Target British Nationals With Fake Social Media Profiles
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British security agency MI5 has launched a new education campaign to warn potential victims of the attacks.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/20/2021
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Dept. of Energy Launches Plan to Protect Electric Grid from Cyberattack
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Over the next 100 days, the DoE will work with electric utilities to improve visibility, detection, and response for industrial control systems.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/20/2021
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2020 Changed Identity Forever; What's Next?
Arthur Coviello, Venture partner at Rally Ventures, LLC and former executive chairman RSA SecurityCommentary
For all the chaos the pandemic caused, it also sparked awareness of how important an identity-centric approach is to securing today's organizations.
By Arthur Coviello Venture partner at Rally Ventures, LLC and former executive chairman RSA Security, 4/20/2021
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Beware the Bug Bounty
Joseph Neumann & Doug Hudson, Cyber Executive Advisor / Senior Director, CoalfireCommentary
In recent months, bug-bounty programs have shifted from mitigating risk to inadvertently creating new liabilities for customers and vendors.
By Joseph Neumann & Doug Hudson Cyber Executive Advisor / Senior Director, Coalfire, 4/20/2021
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SolarWinds: A Catalyst for Change & a Cry for Collaboration
Kurt John, Chief Cybersecurity Officer, Siemens USACommentary
Cybersecurity is more than technology or safeguards like zero trust; mostly, it's about collaboration.
By Kurt John Chief Cybersecurity Officer, Siemens USA, 4/19/2021
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Pandemic Drives Greater Need for Endpoint Security
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Endpoint security has changed. Can your security plan keep up?
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/16/2021
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Google Brings 37 Security Fixes to Chrome 90
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The latest version of Google Chrome also introduces HTTPS as the browser's default protocol.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/15/2021
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6 Tips for Managing Operational Risk in a Downturn
Steve Durbin, CEO of the Information Security ForumCommentary
Many organizations adjust their risk appetite in an economic downturn, as risk is expanded to include supplier and customer insolvency, not to mention cash-flow changes.
By Steve Durbin CEO of the Information Security Forum, 4/15/2021
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Nation-State Attacks Force a New Paradigm: Patching as Incident Response
Fred Langston, Executive Vice President of Professional Services and Co-Founder, CI SecurityCommentary
IT no longer has the luxury of thoroughly testing critical vulnerability patches before rolling them out.
By Fred Langston Executive Vice President of Professional Services and Co-Founder, CI Security, 4/15/2021
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FBI Operation Remotely Removes Web Shells From Exchange Servers
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
A court order authorized the FBI to remove malicious Web shells from hundreds of vulnerable machines running on-premises Exchange Server.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 4/14/2021
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Bolstering Our Nation's Defenses Against Cybersecurity Attacks
Shawn Henry, CrowdStrike president of services and CSOCommentary
Shawn Henry, former Executive Assistant Director of the FBI and current CrowdStrike president of services and CSO, shares the top three cybersecurity priorities that the Biden administration needs to address.
By Shawn Henry CrowdStrike president of services and CSO, 4/14/2021
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Clear & Present Danger: Data Hoarding Undermines Better Security
Elissa M. Redmiles, Researcher, Max Planck Institute for Software SystemsCommentary
Facebook and Google can identify patterns of attack within their own data, but smaller businesses rarely see enough traffic to successfully identify an attack or warn users.
By Elissa M. Redmiles Researcher, Max Planck Institute for Software Systems, 4/13/2021
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Biden Nominates Former NSA Officials for Top Cybersecurity Roles
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
President Biden has nominated Jen Easterly as the new director of CISA and is expected to nominate Chris Inglis as the first national cyber director.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 4/12/2021
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Microsoft Warns of Malware Delivery via Google URLs
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A new campaign abuses legitimate website contact forms to send URLs that ultimately deliver the IcedID banking Trojan.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/12/2021
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Federal Reserve Chairman Says Cyber-Risk a Top Threat to National Economy
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Jerome Powell tells 60 Minutes that cyberattacks have the potential to do major damage to US financial system.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/12/2021
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Wake Up and Smell the JavaScript
Deepika Gajaria, VP of Products, Tala SecurityCommentary
The SolarWinds attack showed the true meaning of a supply chain breach. And it's the canary in the coal mine for sensitive data on the Web.
By Deepika Gajaria VP of Products, Tala Security, 4/12/2021
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CVE-2020-28973
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-21
The ABUS Secvest wireless alarm system FUAA50000 (v3.01.17) fails to properly authenticate some requests to its built-in HTTPS interface. Someone can use this vulnerability to obtain sensitive information from the system, such as usernames and passwords. This information can then be used to reconfig...
CVE-2021-29456
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-21
Authelia is an open-source authentication and authorization server providing 2-factor authentication and single sign-on (SSO) for your applications via a web portal. In versions 4.27.4 and earlier, utilizing a HTTP query parameter an attacker is able to redirect users from the web application to any...
CVE-2021-31523
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-21
The Debian xscreensaver 5.42+dfsg1-1 package for XScreenSaver has cap_net_raw enabled for the /usr/libexec/xscreensaver/sonar file, which allows local users to gain privileges because this is arguably incompatible with the design of the Mesa 3D Graphics library dependency.
CVE-2020-23907
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-21
An issue was discovered in retdec v3.3. In function canSplitFunctionOn() of ir_modifications.cpp, there is a possible out of bounds read due to a heap buffer overflow. The impact is: Deny of Service, Memory Disclosure, and Possible Code Execution.
CVE-2020-23912
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-21
An issue was discovered in Bento4 through v1.6.0-637. A NULL pointer dereference exists in the function AP4_StszAtom::GetSampleSize() located in Ap4StszAtom.cpp. It allows an attacker to cause Denial of Service.