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Microsoft's Kubernetes Threat Matrix: Here's What's Missing
Gadi Naor, CTO and Co-Founder, AlcideCommentary
With a fuller picture of the Kubernetes threat matrix, security teams can begin to implement mitigation strategies to protect their cluster from threats.
By Gadi Naor CTO and Co-Founder, Alcide, 10/26/2020
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US Treasury Sanctions Russian Institution Linked to Triton Malware
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Triton, also known as TRISIS and HatMan, was developed to target and manipulate industrial control systems, the US Treasury reports.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/23/2020
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Botnet Infects Hundreds of Thousands of Websites
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
KashmirBlack has been targeting popular content management systems, such as WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal, and using Dropbox and GitHub for communication to hide its presence.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 10/22/2020
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Credential-Stuffing Attacks Plague Loyalty Programs
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing WriterNews
But that's not the only type of web attack cybercriminals have been profiting from.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, 10/22/2020
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McAfee Raises $740M in Second IPO
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The security software giant and its investors sold 37 million shares priced at $20 each, putting McAfee's value around $8.6 billion.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/22/2020
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As Smartphones Become a Hot Target, Can Mobile EDR Help?
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Lookout Security debuts a mobile endpoint detection and response offering that will integrate into its mobile security platform.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 10/21/2020
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Iranian Cyberattack Group Deploys New PowGoop Downloader Against Mideast Targets
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Seedworm Group, aka MuddyWater, is also deploying commodity ransomware as part of espionage attacks on companies and government agencies in the Middle East region.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 10/21/2020
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NSA Reveals the Top 25 Vulnerabilities Exploited by Chinese Nation-State Hackers
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Officials urge organizations to patch the vulnerabilities most commonly scanned for, and exploited by, Chinese attackers.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/20/2020
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Businesses Rethink Endpoint Security for 2021
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The mass movement to remote work has forced organizations to rethink their long-term plans for endpoint security. How will things look different next year?
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 10/20/2020
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Trickbot Tenacity Shows Infrastructure Resistant to Takedowns
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Both the US Cyber Command and a Microsoft-led private-industry group have attacked the infrastructure used by attackers to manage Trickbot -- but with only a short-term impact.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 10/20/2020
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Russian Military Officers Unmasked, Indicted for High-Profile Cyberattack Campaigns
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
US Department of Justice charges members of Sandworm/APT28 for BlackEnergy, NotPetya, Olympic Destroyer, and other major attacks.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 10/19/2020
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GravityRAT Spyware Targets Android & MacOS in India
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The Trojan once used in attacks against Windows systems has been transformed into a multiplatform tool targeting macOS and Android.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/19/2020
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Microsoft Tops Q3 List of Most-Impersonated Brands
Steve Zurier, Contributing WriterNews
The technology sector was also the most likely targeted industry for brand phishing attacks, according to Check Point's latest report on brand phishing.
By Steve Zurier Contributing Writer, 10/19/2020
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7 Tips for Choosing Security Metrics That Matter
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer
Experts weigh in on picking metrics that demonstrate how the security team is handling operational efficiency and reducing risk.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, 10/19/2020
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US Counterintelligence Director & Fmr. Europol Leader Talk Election Security
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The US counterintelligence lead joins a former Europol cyber chief to discuss modern election threats and the benefits of public-private collaboration.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 10/16/2020
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Academia Adopts Mitre ATT&CK Framework
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Security pros and academic researchers discuss the best ways to use MITRE's framework to inform cybersecurity efforts, analyze threats, and teach future workers.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 10/16/2020
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Prolific Cybercrime Group Now Focused on Ransomware
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Cybercriminal team previously associated with point-of-sale malware and data theft has now moved almost completely into the more lucrative crimes of ransomware and extortion.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 10/15/2020
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Twitter Hack Analysis Drives Calls for Greater Security Regulation
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
New York's Department of Financial Services calls for more cybersecurity regulation at social media firms following the "jarringly easy" Twitter breach.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/15/2020
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London Borough of Hackney Investigates 'Serious' Cyberattack
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
London's Hackney Council says some services may be slow or unavailable as it looks into a cyberattack affecting services and IT systems.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/14/2020
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Microsoft Fixes Critical Windows TCP/IP Flaw in Patch Rollout
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The October 2020 Patch Tuesday fixed 87 vulnerabilities, including 21 remote code execution flaws, in Microsoft products and services.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 10/13/2020
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CVE-2020-13100
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-26
Arista’s CloudVision eXchange (CVX) server before 4.21.12M, 4.22.x before 4.22.7M, 4.23.x before 4.23.5M, and 4.24.x before 4.24.2F allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash and restart) in the ControllerOob agent via a malformed control-plane packet.
CVE-2020-25470
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-26
AntSword 2.1.8.1 contains a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in the View Site funtion. When viewing an added site, an XSS payload can be injected in cookies view which can lead to remote code execution.
CVE-2020-7751
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-26
This affects all versions of package pathval.
CVE-2020-27678
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-26
An issue was discovered in illumos before 2020-10-22, as used in OmniOS before r151030by, r151032ay, and r151034y and SmartOS before 20201022. There is a buffer overflow in parse_user_name in lib/libpam/pam_framework.c.
CVE-2020-27388
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-23
Multiple Stored Cross Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities exist in the YOURLS Admin Panel, Versions 1.5 - 1.7.10. An authenticated user must modify a PHP plugin with a malicious payload and upload it, resulting in multiple stored XSS issues.