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Chinese Software Company Aisino Uninstalls GoldenSpy Malware
Steve Zurier, Contributing WriterNews
Follow-up sandbox research confirms Aisino knew about the malware in its tax software, though it's still unclear whether it was culpable.
By Steve Zurier Contributing Writer, 7/1/2020
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DHS Shares Data on Top Cyber Threats to Federal Agencies
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Backdoors, cryptominers, and ransomware were the most widely detected threats by the DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)'s intrusion prevention system EINSTEIN.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 7/1/2020
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Microsoft Issues Out-of-Band Patches for RCE Flaws
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Vulnerabilities had not been exploited or publicly disclosed before fixes were released, Microsoft reports.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/1/2020
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Another COVID-19 Side Effect: Rising Nation-State Cyber Activity
Stephen Ward, VP, ThreatConnectCommentary
While financial institutions and government remain popular targets, COVID-19 research organizations are now also in the crosshairs.
By Stephen Ward VP, ThreatConnect, 7/1/2020
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Ripple20 Threatens Increasingly Connected Medical Devices
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
A series of IoT vulnerabilities could put hospital networks, medical data, and patient safety at risk.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 6/30/2020
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DDoS Attacks Jump 542% from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The shift to remote work and heavy reliance on online services has driven an increase in attacks intended to overwhelm ISPs.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/30/2020
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3 Years After NotPetya, Many Organizations Still in Danger of Similar Attacks
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
The same gaps that enabled ransomware to spread remain in patching, network segmentation, backup practices, security experts say.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 6/30/2020
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University of California SF Pays Ransom After Medical Servers Hit
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
As one of at least three universities hit in June, the school paid $1.14 million to cybercriminals following an attack on "several IT systems" in the UCSF School of Medicine.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 6/29/2020
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Russian Cybercriminal Behind CardPlanet Sentenced to 9 Years
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Aleksei Burkov will go to federal prison for operating two websites built to facilitate payment card fraud, hacking, and other crimes.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 6/29/2020
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Files Stolen from 945 Websites Discovered on Dark Web
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Researchers who found the archived SQL files estimate up to 14 million people could be affected.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/29/2020
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SOC Wins & Losses
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
While the security operations center is enjoying a higher profile these days, just one-fourth of security operations centers actually resolve incidents quickly enough.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 6/26/2020
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7 Tips for Effective Deception
Jai Vijayan, Contributing Writer
The right decoys can frustrate attackers and help detect threats more quickly.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 6/25/2020
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Contact Tracing & Threat Intel: Broken Tools & Processes
Doug Helton, Chief Strategy Officer & VP Intelligence, King & UnionCommentary
How epidemiology can solve the people problem in security.
By Doug Helton Chief Strategy Officer & VP Intelligence, King & Union, 6/25/2020
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Lucifer Malware Aims to Become Broad Platform for Attacks
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
The recent spread of the distributed denial-of-service tool attempts to exploit a dozen web-framework flaws, uses credential stuffing, and is intended to work against a variety of operating systems.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 6/25/2020
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'GoldenSpy' Malware Hidden in Tax Software Spies on Companies Doing Business in China
Steve Zurier, Contributing WriterNews
Advanced persistent threat (APT) campaign aims to steal intelligence secrets from foreign companies operating in China.
By Steve Zurier Contributing Writer, 6/25/2020
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No Internet Access? Amid Protests, Here's How to Tell Whether the Government Is Behind it
Seth Rosenblatt, Contributing WriterNews
Government-mandated Internet shutdowns occur far more regularly than you might expect.
By Seth Rosenblatt Contributing Writer, 6/24/2020
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Black Hat Survey: Breach Concerns Hit Record Levels Due to COVID-19
Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark Reading, News
Annual "Black Hat USA Attendee Survey" indicates unprecedented concern over possible compromises of enterprise networks and US critical infrastructure.
By Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark Reading , 6/24/2020
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Cybercrime Infrastructure Never Really Dies
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Despite the takedown of the "CyberBunker" threat operators in 2019, command-and-control traffic continues to report back to the defunct network address space.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 6/23/2020
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Cloud Threats and Priorities as We Head Into the Second Half of 2020
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer
With millions working from home and relying on the cloud, security leaders are under increasing pressure to keep their enterprises breach-free.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, 6/22/2020
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Cloud Security Alliance Offers Tips to Protect Telehealth Data
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
As telehealth grows more common, security experts address the privacy and security concerns of storing health data in the cloud.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 6/19/2020
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CVE-2020-9498
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-02
Apache Guacamole 1.1.0 and older may mishandle pointers involved inprocessing data received via RDP static virtual channels. If a userconnects to a malicious or compromised RDP server, a series ofspecially-crafted PDUs could result in memory corruption, possiblyallowing arbitrary code to be executed...
CVE-2020-3282
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-02
A vulnerability in the web-based management interface of Cisco Unified Communications Manager, Cisco Unified Communications Manager Session Management Edition, Cisco Unified Communications Manager IM & Presence Service, and Cisco Unity Connection could allow an unauthenticated, remote attack...
CVE-2020-5909
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-02
In versions 3.0.0-3.5.0, 2.0.0-2.9.0, and 1.0.1, when users run the command displayed in NGINX Controller user interface (UI) to fetch the agent installer, the server TLS certificate is not verified.
CVE-2020-5910
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-02
In versions 3.0.0-3.5.0, 2.0.0-2.9.0, and 1.0.1, the Neural Autonomic Transport System (NATS) messaging services in use by the NGINX Controller do not require any form of authentication, so any successful connection would be authorized.
CVE-2020-5911
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-02
In versions 3.0.0-3.5.0, 2.0.0-2.9.0, and 1.0.1, the NGINX Controller installer starts the download of Kubernetes packages from an HTTP URL On Debian/Ubuntu system.