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New Top 20 Secure-Coding List Positions PLCs as Plant 'Bodyguards'
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Best practices guide encompasses integrity, hardening, resilience, and monitoring of PLCs in industrial networks.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 6/14/2021
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Know Thy Enemy: Fighting Half-Blind Against Ransomware Won't Work
Michael Daniel, President & CEO, Cyber Threat AllianceCommentary
We lack reliable, representative, actionable data about ransomware's actual scope, scale, and impact. The Ransom Incident Response Network could change that.
By Michael Daniel President & CEO, Cyber Threat Alliance, 6/14/2021
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Name That Toon: Sight Unseen
John Klossner, CartoonistCommentary
Feeling creative? Submit your caption in the comments, and our panel of experts will reward the winner with a $25 Amazon gift card.
By John Klossner Cartoonist, 6/14/2021
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McDonald's Data Breach Exposed Business & Customer Data
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
An investigation has revealed company data has been breached in the United States, South Korea, and Taiwan.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/11/2021
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Details Emerge on How Gaming Giant EA Was Hacked
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Hacking group stole source code to FIFA 21 and the company's Frostbite engine.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/11/2021
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Many Mobile Apps Intentionally Using Insecure Connections for Sending Data
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
A new analysis of iOS and Android apps released to Apple's and Google's app stores over the past five years found many to be deliberately breaking HTTPS protections.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 6/11/2021
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Secure Access Trade-offs for DevSecOps Teams
Ev Kontsevoy, CEO of TeleportCommentary
Thanks to recent advancements in access technologies, everyone can apply identity-based authentication and authorization and zero-trust principles for their computing resources.
By Ev Kontsevoy CEO of Teleport, 6/11/2021
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'Fancy Lazarus' Criminal Group Launches DDoS Extortion Campaign
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The group has re-emerged after a brief hiatus with a new email campaign threatening a DDoS attack against businesses that don't pay ransom.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 6/10/2021
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JBS CEO Says Company Paid $11M in Ransom
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The decision to pay attackers was a difficult one, CEO Andre Nogueira said in a statement.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/10/2021
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The Workforce Shortage in Cybersecurity Is a Myth
Michael Roytman, Chief Data Scientist, Kenna SecurityCommentary
What we really have is an automation-in-the-wrong-place problem.
By Michael Roytman Chief Data Scientist, Kenna Security, 6/10/2021
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Intl. Law Enforcement Operation Disrupts Slilpp Marketplace
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A seizure warrant affidavit unsealed today states Slilpp had sold allegedly stolen login credentials since 2012.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/10/2021
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Deepfakes Are on the Rise, but Don't Panic Just Yet
John Donegan, Enterprise analyst at ManageEngineCommentary
Deepfakes will likely give way to deep suspicion, as users try to sort legitimate media from malicious.
By John Donegan Enterprise analyst at ManageEngine, 6/10/2021
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Cyber Is the New Cold War & AI Is the Arms Race
Nancy Grady, Chief Data Scientist & Solutions ArchitectCommentary
Continual cyberattacks have pushed us into a new kind of Cold War, with artificial intelligence the basis of this new arms race.
By Nancy Grady Chief Data Scientist & Solutions Architect, 6/10/2021
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CISA Addresses Rise in Ransomware Threatening OT Assets
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The agency has released guidance in response to a rise of ransomware attacks affecting OT assets and control systems.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/9/2021
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New Security Event @Hack to Take Place in Saudi Arabia
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The Saudi Federation of Cybersecurity, Programming, and Drones (SAFCSP) and Informa Tech will launch a multi-day event in Riyadh this November.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/9/2021
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Ransomware Is Not the Problem
Adam Shostack, Consultant, Entrepreneur, Technologist, Game DesignerCommentary
Arbitrarily powerful software -- applications, operating systems -- is a problem, as is preventing it from running on enterprise systems.
By Adam Shostack Consultant, Entrepreneur, Technologist, Game Designer, 6/9/2021
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Microsoft Patches 6 Zero-Days Under Active Attack
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The June 2021 Patch Tuesday fixes 50 vulnerabilities, six of which are under attack and three of which were publicly known at the time of disclosure.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 6/8/2021
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Colonial Pipeline CEO: Ransomware Attack Started via Pilfered 'Legacy' VPN Account
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
No multifactor authentication was attached to the stolen VPN password used by the attackers, Colonial Pipeline president & CEO Joseph Blount told a Senate committee today.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/8/2021
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How Employees Can Keep Their 401(k)s Safe From Cybercriminals
Matt Lindley, COO and CISO at NINJIOCommentary
As retirement fund balances grow, cybercriminals are becoming more brazen in their efforts to deplete people's savings.
By Matt Lindley COO and CISO at NINJIO, 6/8/2021
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Cyber Resilience: The Emerald City of the Security World
Ryan Weeks, Chief Information Security Officer at DattoCommentary
Small and midsize businesses and managed service providers must use their heart, brain, and courage as they follow the Yellow Brick Road to cyber resilience.
By Ryan Weeks Chief Information Security Officer at Datto, 6/8/2021
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CVE-2021-20027
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-14
A buffer overflow vulnerability in SonicOS allows a remote attacker to cause a Denial of Service (DoS) by sending a specially crafted request. This vulnerability affects SonicOS Gen5, Gen6, Gen7 platforms, and SonicOSv virtual firewalls.
CVE-2021-32684
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-14
magento-scripts contains scripts and configuration used by Create Magento App, a zero-configuration tool-chain which allows one to deploy Magento 2. In versions 1.5.1 and 1.5.2, after changing the function from synchronous to asynchronous there wasn't implemented handler in the start, stop, exec, an...
CVE-2021-34693
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-14
net/can/bcm.c in the Linux kernel through 5.12.10 allows local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel stack memory because parts of a data structure are uninitialized.
CVE-2021-27887
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-14
Cross-site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability in the main dashboard of Ellipse APM versions allows an authenticated user or integrated application to inject malicious data into the application that can then be executed in a victim’s browser. This issue affects: Hitachi ABB Power Grids ...
CVE-2021-27196
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-14
Improper Input Validation vulnerability in Hitachi ABB Power Grids Relion 670 Series, Relion 670/650 Series, Relion 670/650/SAM600-IO, Relion 650, REB500, RTU500 Series, FOX615 (TEGO1), MSM, GMS600, PWC600 allows an attacker with access to the IEC 61850 network with knowledge of how to reproduce the...