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Why North Korea Excels in Cybercrime
Marc Wilczek, Digital Strategist & COO of Link11Commentary
North Korea is laser-focused on boosting its cyber capabilities, and it's doing a remarkable job of it.
By Marc Wilczek Digital Strategist & COO of Link11, 1/22/2021
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Attackers Leave Stolen Credentials Searchable on Google
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Operators behind a global phishing campaign inadvertently left thousands of stolen credentials accessible via Google Search.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 1/21/2021
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7 Steps to Secure a WordPress Site
Steve Zurier, Contributing Writer
Many companies operate under the assumption that their WordPress sites are secure -- and that couldn't be anything further from the truth.
By Steve Zurier Contributing Writer, 1/21/2021
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Microsoft to Launch 'Enforcement Mode' for Zerologon Flaw
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Enforcement mode for the Netlogon Domain Controller will be enabled by default with the Feb. 9 security update.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/19/2021
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SolarWinds Attack Underscores 'New Dimension' in Cyber-Espionage Tactics
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Meanwhile, Malwarebytes is the latest victim, Symantec discovers a fourth piece of malware used in the massive attack campaign, and FireEye Mandiant releases a free tool to help spot signs of the attack.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 1/19/2021
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NSA Appoints Rob Joyce as Cyber Director
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Joyce has long worked in US cybersecurity leadership, most recently serving as the NSA's top representative in the UK.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/15/2021
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Successful Malware Incidents Rise as Attackers Shift Tactics
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
As employees moved to working from home and on mobile devices, attackers followed them and focused on weekend attacks, a security firm says.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 1/15/2021
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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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Businesses Struggle with Cloud Availability as Attackers Take Aim
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Researchers find organizations struggle with availability for cloud applications as government officials warn of cloud-focused cyberattacks.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 1/14/2021
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NSA Recommends Using Only 'Designated' DNS Resolvers
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Agency provides guidelines on securely deploying DNS over HTTPS, aka DoH.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/14/2021
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SolarWinds Attackers May Have Hit Mimecast, Driving New Concerns
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Mimecast no longer uses the SolarWinds Orion network management software that served as an attack vector for thousands of organizations.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/13/2021
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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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More SolarWinds Attack Details Emerge
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
A third piece of malware is uncovered, but there are still plenty of unknowns about the epic attacks purportedly out of Russia.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 1/12/2021
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United Nations Security Flaw Exposed 100K Staff Records
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Security researchers have disclosed a vulnerability they exploited to access more than 100,000 private employee records.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/12/2021
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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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New Tool Sheds Light on AppleScript-Obfuscated Malware
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
The AEVT decompiler helped researchers analyze a cryptominer campaign that used AppleScript for obfuscation and will help reverse engineers focused on other Mac OS malware.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 1/11/2021
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Malware Developers Refresh Their Attack Tools
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Cisco analyzes the latest version of the LokiBot malware for stealing credentials, finding that its developers have added more misdirection and anti-analysis features.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 1/8/2021
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SolarWinds Hires Chris Krebs and Alex Stamos for Breach Recovery
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The former US cybersecurity official and former Facebook security chief will help SolarWinds respond to its recent attack and improve security.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/8/2021
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CVE-2020-12512
PUBLISHED: 2021-01-22
Pepperl+Fuchs Comtrol IO-Link Master in Version 1.5.48 and below is prone to an authenticated reflected POST Cross-Site Scripting
CVE-2020-12513
PUBLISHED: 2021-01-22
Pepperl+Fuchs Comtrol IO-Link Master in Version 1.5.48 and below is prone to an authenticated blind OS Command Injection.
CVE-2020-12514
PUBLISHED: 2021-01-22
Pepperl+Fuchs Comtrol IO-Link Master in Version 1.5.48 and below is prone to a NULL Pointer Dereference that leads to a DoS in discoveryd
CVE-2020-12525
PUBLISHED: 2021-01-22
M&M Software fdtCONTAINER Component in versions below 3.5.20304.x and between 3.6 and 3.6.20304.x is vulnerable to deserialization of untrusted data in its project storage.
CVE-2020-12511
PUBLISHED: 2021-01-22
Pepperl+Fuchs Comtrol IO-Link Master in Version 1.5.48 and below is prone to a Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) in the web interface.