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Ransomware Is Top Concern for Many Security Pros: Report
A survey of IT and security professionals also reveals COVID-19 has significantly changed the malware landscape.
July 23, 2021
A survey of IT and security professionals also reveals COVID-19 has significantly changed the malware landscape.
by Dark Reading Staff, Dark Reading
July 23, 2021
2 min read
Article
Biden Administration Responds to Geopolitical Cyber Threats
In response to growing concerns regarding the recent uptick in large-scale, nation-state-backed ransomware attacks on cr...
July 23, 2021
In response to growing concerns regarding the recent uptick in large-scale, nation-state-backed ransomware attacks on cr...
by Tanner Johnson, Senior Analyst, Connectivity & IoT, OMDIA
July 23, 2021
5 min read
Article
Malware Infects Japanese Devices Ahead of Olympic Games
A Japanese security company reports the wiper malware searches for specific file types in a target's personal Windows fo...
July 23, 2021
A Japanese security company reports the wiper malware searches for specific file types in a target's personal Windows fo...
by Dark Reading Staff, Dark Reading
July 23, 2021
1 min read
Article
Kaseya Offers Customers Decryption Key for Massive Ransomware Attack
The remote management software company will not disclose the source of the decryption key, but at least one company has ...
July 23, 2021
The remote management software company will not disclose the source of the decryption key, but at least one company has ...
by Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer
July 23, 2021
4 min read
Article
Understanding and Mitigating Insider Threats in Today's Remote-Work World
The insider threat menace has grown during the pandemic, worsened by an increase in credential theft and broader use of ...
July 23, 2021
The insider threat menace has grown during the pandemic, worsened by an increase in credential theft and broader use of ...
by Michael Walters, President & Co-Founder of Action1 Corporation
July 23, 2021
5 min read
Article
Memory Corruption Issues Lead 2021 CWE Top 25
The MITRE Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE) team's latest list of most dangerous software flaws includes several that sh...
July 22, 2021
The MITRE Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE) team's latest list of most dangerous software flaws includes several that sh...
by Jai Vijayan, Contributing Writer
July 22, 2021
5 min read
Article
Sophos Buys Network Detection And Response Startup Braintrace
The acquisition will add to Sophos' threat detection capabilities, the company reports.
July 22, 2021
The acquisition will add to Sophos' threat detection capabilities, the company reports.
by Dark Reading Staff, Dark Reading
July 22, 2021
1 min read
Article
Software Security: A Sounding Board for Needed Change
If the federal government is going to have software that performs critical functions, it must take complete ownership, a...
July 22, 2021
If the federal government is going to have software that performs critical functions, it must take complete ownership, a...
by Kevin E. Greene, Director of Security Solutions, Parasoft
July 22, 2021
6 min read
Article
Peloton Breach Reveals a Coming IoT Data Winter
We will see more and more Internet of Things attacks unless we adjust course quickly.
July 22, 2021
We will see more and more Internet of Things attacks unless we adjust course quickly.
by Emil Sayegh, CEO and President, Ntirety
July 22, 2021
5 min read
Article
Cybercriminals Rewrite Malware to Target MacOS
Researchers discover a widespread, inexpensive malware variant has been redesigned to target both macOS and Windows devi...
July 21, 2021
Researchers discover a widespread, inexpensive malware variant has been redesigned to target both macOS and Windows devi...
by Kelly Sheridan, Senior Editor
July 21, 2021
5 min read
Article
Nearly All Linux OSes Have a Pair of Privilege Escalation Flaws
The issues, affecting kernels dating back to August 2014, allow an unprivileged user to gain root access to the operatin...
July 21, 2021
The issues, affecting kernels dating back to August 2014, allow an unprivileged user to gain root access to the operatin...
by Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer
July 21, 2021
4 min read
Article
Windows Privilege Escalation Vuln Puts Admin Passwords At Risk
Microsoft has issued a temporary workaround for systems vulnerable to CVE-2021-36934, also known as "HiveNightmare" and ...
July 21, 2021
Microsoft has issued a temporary workaround for systems vulnerable to CVE-2021-36934, also known as "HiveNightmare" and ...
by Dark Reading Staff, Dark Reading
July 21, 2021
2 min read
Article
Why the FBI's Recovery of Colonial Pipeline Ransom Signals Hope for the Future
The "win for the good guys" is a monumental step toward breaking down the business model of ransomware and digital extor...
July 21, 2021
The "win for the good guys" is a monumental step toward breaking down the business model of ransomware and digital extor...
by Morgan Demboski and Alexander J. Parella, Threat Intelligence Analyst, IronNet Cybersecurity / Threat Hunter, IronNet Cybersecurity
July 21, 2021
5 min read
Article
7 Hot Cyber Threat Trends to Expect at Black Hat
A sneak peek of some of the main themes at Black Hat USA next month.
July 21, 2021
A sneak peek of some of the main themes at Black Hat USA next month.
by Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer
July 21, 2021
1 min read
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Synthetic Data Company Tonic Raises $8M Series A from GGV Capital
Tonic gets developers secure, high-fidelity data to shorten development cycles.
July 21, 2021
Tonic gets developers secure, high-fidelity data to shorten development cycles.
July 21, 2021
5 min read
Article