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High-Level Admin of FIN7 Cybercrime Group Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Fedir Hladyr pleaded guilty in 2019 to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and conspiracy to commit computer hacking.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/16/2021
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Security Gaps in IoT Access Control Threaten Devices and Users
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Researchers spot problems in how IoT vendors delegate device access across multiple clouds and users.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 4/16/2021
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US Formally Attributes SolarWinds Attack to Russian Intelligence Agency
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Treasury Department slaps sanctions on IT security firms that it says supported Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service carry out the attacks.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 4/15/2021
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Pandemic Pushes Bot Operators to Redirect Efforts
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
As demand for travel, lodging, and concerts plummeted in 2020, bot traffic moved to more popular activities, such as e-commerce, healthcare, and government sites.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 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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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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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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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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DNS Vulnerabilities Expose Millions of Internet-Connected Devices to Attack
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Researchers uncover a fresh set of nine vulnerabilities in four TCP/IP stacks that are widely used in everything from powerful servers and firewalls to consumer IoT products.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 4/13/2021
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Compromised Microsoft Exchange Server Used to Host Cryptominer
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Researchers say an unknown attacker is targeting vulnerable Exchange Servers with a payload hosted on a compromised Exchange Server.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/13/2021
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Global Dwell Time Drops as Ransomware Attacks Accelerate
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The length of time attackers remain undiscovered in a target network has fallen to 24 days, researchers report, but ransomware plays a role.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 4/13/2021
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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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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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Microsoft Warns of Malware Delivery via Google URLs
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
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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Microsoft Uses Machine Learning to Predict Attackers' Next Steps
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Researchers build a model to attribute attacks to specific groups based on tactics, techniques, and procedures, and then figure out their next move.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 4/12/2021
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New Malware Downloader Spotted in Targeted Campaigns
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Saint Bot is being used to drop stealers on compromised systems but could be used to deliver any malware.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 4/12/2021
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Omdia Research Spotlight: XDR
Eric Parizo, Senior Analyst, OmdiaCommentary
Few emerging cybersecurity market segments are garnering more attention than XDR. Here, Omdia highlights its recent research on XDR.
By Eric Parizo Senior Analyst, Omdia, 4/12/2021
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Unofficial Android App Store APKPure Infected With Malware
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The APKPure app store was infected with malware that can download Trojans to other Android devices, researchers report.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/9/2021
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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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Zoom Joins Microsoft Teams on List of Enterprise Tools Hacked at Pwn2Own
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
White-hat hacking event shows yet again why there's no such thing as foolproof security against modern attacks.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 4/8/2021
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CVE-2021-23381
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-18
This affects all versions of package killing. If attacker-controlled user input is given, it is possible for an attacker to execute arbitrary commands. This is due to use of the child_process exec function without input sanitization.
CVE-2021-23374
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-18
This affects all versions of package ps-visitor. If attacker-controlled user input is given to the kill function, it is possible for an attacker to execute arbitrary commands. This is due to use of the child_process exec function without input sanitization.
CVE-2021-23375
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-18
This affects all versions of package psnode. If attacker-controlled user input is given to the kill function, it is possible for an attacker to execute arbitrary commands. This is due to use of the child_process exec function without input sanitization.
CVE-2021-23376
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-18
This affects all versions of package ffmpegdotjs. If attacker-controlled user input is given to the trimvideo function, it is possible for an attacker to execute arbitrary commands. This is due to use of the child_process exec function without input sanitization.
CVE-2021-23377
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-18
This affects all versions of package onion-oled-js. If attacker-controlled user input is given to the scroll function, it is possible for an attacker to execute arbitrary commands. This is due to use of the child_process exec function without input sanitization.