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Drone Path Often Reveals Operator's Location
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
The threat posed by drones to critical infrastructure and other operational technology is made more serious by the inability of law enforcement to locate operators, researchers say.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 7/7/2020
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Russian Cyber Gang 'Cosmic Lynx' Focuses on Email Fraud
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Cosmic Lynx takes a sophisticated approach to business email compromise and represents a shift in tactics for Russian cybercriminals.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 7/7/2020
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BEC Busts Take Down Multimillion-Dollar Operations
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The two extraditions of business email compromise attackers indicate a step forward for international law enforcement collaboration.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 7/6/2020
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Credit-Card Skimmer Seeks Websites Running Microsoft's ASP.NET
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The payment-card skimmer targets websites hosted on Microsoft IIS servers and running the ASP.NET web framework.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/6/2020
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22,900 MongoDB Databases Affected in Ransomware Attack
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
An attacker scanned for databases misconfigured to expose information and wiped the data, leaving a ransom note behind.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/2/2020
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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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CVE-2020-15350
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-07
RIOT 2020.04 has a buffer overflow in the base64 decoder. The decoding function base64_decode() uses an output buffer estimation function to compute the required buffer capacity and validate against the provided buffer size. The base64_estimate_decode_size() function calculates the expected decoded ...
CVE-2019-19935
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-07
Froala Editor before 3.0.6 allows XSS.
CVE-2020-11882
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-07
The O2 Business application 1.2.0 for Android exposes the canvasm.myo2.SplashActivity activity to other applications. The purpose of this activity is to handle deeplinks that can be delivered either via links or by directly calling the activity. However, the deeplink format is not properly validated...
CVE-2020-15028
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-07
NeDi 1.9C is vulnerable to a cross-site scripting (XSS) attack. The application allows an attacker to execute arbitrary JavaScript code via the Topology-Map.php xo parameter.
CVE-2020-15029
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-07
NeDi 1.9C is vulnerable to cross-site scripting (XSS) attack. The application allows an attacker to execute arbitrary JavaScript code via the Assets-Management.php sn parameter.