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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
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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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Fraudsters Use HTML Legos to Evade Detection in Phishing Attack
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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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Did 4 Major Ransomware Groups Truly Form a Cartel?
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
An analysis of well-known extortion groups and their cryptocurrency transactions reveals the answer.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 4/7/2021
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Voice-Changing Software Found on APT Attackers' Server
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingQuick Hits
Security researchers believe the presence of Morph Vox Pro could indicate APT-C-23 has new plans for their phishing campaigns.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 4/7/2021
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Attackers Actively Seeking, Exploiting Vulnerable SAP Applications
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Analysis of threat activity in mission-critical environments prompts CISA advisory urging SAP customers to apply necessary security patches and updates.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 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
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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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Crime Service Gives Firms Another Reason to Purge Macros
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Recent Trickbot campaigns and at least three common banking Trojans all attempt to infect systems using malicious macros in Microsoft Office documents created using EtterSilent.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 4/6/2021
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Ryuk's Rampage Has Lessons for the Enterprise
Andrew Jaquith, Chief Information Security Officer & General Manager, Cyber, COMPLEXCommentary
The Ryuk ransomware epidemic is no accident. The cybercriminals responsible for its spread have systematically exploited weaknesses in enterprise defenses that must be addressed.
By Andrew Jaquith Chief Information Security Officer & General Manager, Cyber, COMPLEX, 4/6/2021
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LinkedIn Phishing Ramps Up With More-Targeted Attacks
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Seeking to take advantage of out-of-work users, malware groups continue to use LinkedIn and business services to offer fictional jobs and deliver infections instead.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 4/5/2021
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Kaspersky Uncovers New APAC Cyberespionage Campaign
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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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Data from 553 Million Facebook Accounts Leaked Online
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Personal information belonging to more than 533 million Facebook users was found available on a cybercrime forum.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/5/2021
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Inside the Ransomware Campaigns Targeting Exchange Servers
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Security experts discuss the ransomware campaigns taking aim at Microsoft Exchange Server vulnerabilities patched last month.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 4/2/2021
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FBI & CISA Warn of Active Attacks on FortiOS Vulnerabilities
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A joint advisory warns admins of the likelihood of APT groups exploiting three vulnerabilities in the Fortinet FortiOS.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/2/2021
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NIST Publishes Guide for Securing Hotel Property Management Systems
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
These sensitive systems store guests' personal data and payment-card information.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/1/2021
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Google Updates on Campaign Targeting Security Researchers
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Attackers linked to North Korea began to target security researchers on social media earlier this year.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/31/2021
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83% of Businesses Hit With a Firmware Attack in Past Two Years
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
A new Microsoft-commissioned report finds less than 30% of organizations allocate security budget toward preventing firmware attacks.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 3/31/2021
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3 Ways Vendors Can Inspire Customer Trust Amid Breaches
James Pleger, Manager, SpecOps, at Sumo LogicCommentary
As customers rely more on cloud storage and remote workforces, the probability of a breach increases.
By James Pleger Manager, SpecOps, at Sumo Logic, 3/31/2021
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CVE-2021-30481
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-10
Valve Steam through 2021-04-10, when a Source engine game is installed, allows remote authenticated users to execute arbitrary code because of a buffer overflow that occurs for a Steam invite after one click.
CVE-2021-20020
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-10
A command execution vulnerability in SonicWall GMS 9.3 allows a remote unauthenticated attacker to locally escalate privilege to root.
CVE-2021-30480
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-09
Zoom Chat through 2021-04-09 on Windows and macOS allows certain remote authenticated attackers to execute arbitrary code without user interaction. An attacker must be within the same organization, or an external party who has been accepted as a contact. NOTE: this is specific to the Zoom Chat softw...
CVE-2021-21194
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-09
Use after free in screen sharing in Google Chrome prior to 89.0.4389.114 allowed a remote attacker to potentially exploit heap corruption via a crafted HTML page.
CVE-2021-21195
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-09
Use after free in V8 in Google Chrome prior to 89.0.4389.114 allowed a remote attacker to potentially exploit heap corruption via a crafted HTML page.