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Microsoft Exchange Server Exploits Hit Retail, Government, Education
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Mandiant researchers identify a range of victims affected in attacks targeting newly reported Microsoft Exchange Server vulnerabilities.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/5/2021
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Microsoft Adopted an 'Aggressive' Strategy for Sharing SolarWinds Attack Intel
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Rob Lefferts, corporate vice president for Microsoft 365 Security in Security and Compliance, explains the company's approach to keeping its customers and the industry apprised and updated on its findings from the now-infamous attack.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 3/5/2021
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5 Ways Social Engineers Crack Into Human Beings
Joan Goodchild, Contributing Writer
These common human traits are the basic ingredients in the con-man's recipe for trickery.
By Joan Goodchild Contributing Writer, 3/5/2021
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Business Apps Spoofed in 45% of Impersonation Attacks
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Business-related applications like those from Microsoft, Zoom, and DocuSign are most often impersonated in brand phishing attacks.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/4/2021
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Healthcare Still Seeing High Level of Attacker Activity
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Interest in vaccines is driving all sorts of activity, reports say, from vaccine-specific phishing to growing bot traffic on healthcare sites.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 3/4/2021
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Microsoft, FireEye Uncover More Malware Used in the SolarWinds Campaign
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Newly discovered tools were designed for late-stage use after the attackers had already established a relatively firm presence on a breached network, vendors say.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 3/4/2021
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More Details Emerge on the Microsoft Exchange Server Attacks
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The attacks seem more widespread than initially reported, researchers say, and a look at why the Microsoft Exchange Server zero-days patched this week are so dangerous.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 3/3/2021
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How SolarWinds Busted Up Our Assumptions About Code Signing
Dr. Jethro Beekman, Technical DirectorCommentary
With so much automation in code writing process, results are rarely double-checked, which opens the door to vulnerabilities and downright danger.
By Dr. Jethro Beekman Technical Director, 3/3/2021
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Policy Group Calls for Public-Private Cyber-Defense Program
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
The proposed National Cyber Response Network would link federal agencies, companies, and local governments, allowing collaboration during a cyberattack.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 3/2/2021
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'ObliqueRAT' Now Hides Behind Images on Compromised Websites
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
'Transparent Tribe' has switched its tactics for distributing the remote access Trojan, researchers found.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 3/2/2021
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Microsoft Fixes Exchange Server Zero-Days Exploited in Active Attacks
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Microsoft fixes multiple Exchange Server vulnerabilities being weaponized in attacks from a group it believes operates out of China.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 3/2/2021
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New Jailbreak Tool Works on Most iPhones
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The Unc0ver team has released a tool that works on iOS 11 and later, and exploits a vulnerability that was recently under attack.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/1/2021
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MSP Provider Builds Red Team as Attackers Target Industry
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
NinjaRMM, which provides tools for managed service providers, aims to create a red team capability following years of attacks against MSPs.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 3/1/2021
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Building a Next-Generation SOC Starts With Holistic Operations
Moti Gindi, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat ProtectionCommentary
The proper template for a modernized SOC team is one that operates seamlessly across domains with a singular, end-to-end view.
By Moti Gindi Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection, 3/1/2021
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Attackers Turn Struggling Software Projects Into Trojan Horses
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
While access to compromised systems has become an increasingly common service, some cybercriminals are going straight to the source: buying code bases and then updating the application with malicious code.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 2/26/2021
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Microsoft Releases Free Tool for Hunting SolarWinds Malware
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Meanwhile, researchers at SecurityScorecard say the "fileless" malware loader in the attack - Teardrop - actually dates back to 2017.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 2/25/2021
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North Korea's Lazarus Group Expands to Stealing Defense Secrets
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Several gigabytes of sensitive data stolen from one restricted network, with organizations in more than 12 countries impacted, Kaspersky says.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 2/25/2021
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Ransomware, Phishing Will Remain Primary Risks in 2021
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Attackers have doubled down on ransomware and phishing -- with some tweaks -- while deepfakes and disinformation will become more major threats in the future, according to a trio of threat reports.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 2/25/2021
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Thousands of VMware Servers Exposed to Critical RCE Bug
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Security experts report scanning activity targeting vulnerable vCenter servers after a researcher published proof-of-concept code.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/25/2021
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New APT Group Targets Airline Industry & Immigration
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
LazyScript bears similarities to some Middle Eastern groups but appears to be a distinct operation of its own, Malwarebytes says.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 2/24/2021
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How SolarWinds Busted Up Our Assumptions About Code Signing
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CVE-2021-28041
PUBLISHED: 2021-03-05
ssh-agent in OpenSSH before 8.5 has a double free that may be relevant in a few less-common scenarios, such as unconstrained agent-socket access on a legacy operating system, or the forwarding of an agent to an attacker-controlled host.
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The npm package ansi_up converts ANSI escape codes into HTML. In ansi_up v4, ANSI escape codes can be used to create HTML hyperlinks. Due to insufficient URL sanitization, this feature is affected by a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability. This issue is fixed in v5.0.0.