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VMs Help Ransomware Attackers Evade Detection, But It's Uncommon
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Some ransomware attackers use virtual machines to bypass security detection, but adoption is slow for the complicated technique.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 6/23/2021
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Microsoft Tracks New BazaCall Malware Campaign
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Attackers use emails to prompt victims to call a fraudulent call center, where attackers instruct them to download a malicious file.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/23/2021
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New DNS Name Server Hijack Attack Exposes Businesses, Government Agencies
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Researchers found a "novel" class of DNS vulnerabilities in AWS Route53 and other DNS-as-a-service offerings that leak sensitive information on corporate and government customers, with one simple registration step.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 6/23/2021
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When Will Cybersecurity Operations Adopt the Peter Parker Principle?
Robert Boudreaux, Field CTO, Deep InstinctCommentary
Having a prevention mindset means setting our prevention capabilities to "prevent" instead of relying on detection and response.
By Robert Boudreaux Field CTO, Deep Instinct, 6/23/2021
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Expecting the Unexpected: Tips for Effectively Mitigating Ransomware Attacks in 2021
Luke Tenery & Ross Rustici, Partner, StoneTurn / Managing Director, StoneTurnCommentary
Cybercriminals continually innovate to thwart security protocols, but organizations can take steps to prevent and mitigate ransomware attacks.
By Luke Tenery & Ross Rustici Partner, StoneTurn / Managing Director, StoneTurn, 6/23/2021
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Despite Heightened Cyber-Risks, Few Security Leaders Report to CEO
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
A new report suggests that top management at most companies still don't get security.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 6/22/2021
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NSA Funds Development & Release of D3FEND Framework
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The framework, now available through MITRE, provides countermeasures to attacks.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/22/2021
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Identity Eclipses Malware Detection at RSAC Startup Competition
Paul Shomo, Cybersecurity AnalystCommentary
All 10 finalists in the Innovation Sandbox were focused on identity, rather than security's mainstay for the last 20 years: Malware detection.
By Paul Shomo Cybersecurity Analyst, 6/22/2021
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Majority of Web Apps in 11 Industries Are Vulnerable All the Time
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Serious vulnerabilities exist every day in certain industries, including utilities, public administration, and professional services, according to testing data.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 6/22/2021
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Did Companies Fail to Disclose Being Affected by SolarWinds Breach?
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
The SEC has sent out letters to some investment firms and publicly listed companies seeking information, Reuters says.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 6/21/2021
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Software-Container Supply Chain Sees Spike in Attacks
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Attackers target companies' container supply chain, driving a sixfold increase in a year, aiming to steal processing time for cryptomining and compromise cloud infrastructure.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 6/21/2021
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Data Leaked in Fertility Clinic Ransomware Attack
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Reproductive Biology Associates says the data of 38,000 patients may have been compromised in the April cyberattack.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/21/2021
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Are Ransomware Attacks the New Pandemic?
Bill Harrod, Federal CTO, IvantiCommentary
Ransomware has been a problem for decades, so why is government just now beginning to address it?
By Bill Harrod Federal CTO, Ivanti, 6/21/2021
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Attackers Find New Way to Exploit Google Docs for Phishing
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Tactic continues recent trend by attackers to use trusted cloud services to send and host malicious content.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 6/18/2021
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This Week in Database Leaks: Cognyte, CVS, Wegmans
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Billions of records were found exposed this week due to unprotected databases owned by major corporations and third-party providers.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 6/18/2021
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Accidental Insider Leaks Prove Major Source of Risk
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Research reports highlight growing concerns around insider negligence that leads to data breaches.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/18/2021
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4 Habits of Highly Effective Security Operators
Ricardo Villadiego, Founder and CEO of LumuCommentary
These good habits can make all the difference in advancing careers for cybersecurity operators who spend their days putting out fires large and small.
By Ricardo Villadiego Founder and CEO of Lumu, 6/18/2021
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Carnival Cruise Line Reports Security Breach
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The cruise ship operator says the incident affected employee and guest data.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/17/2021
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Cyberattacks Are Tailored to Employees ... Why Isn't Security Training?
Tim Sadler, CEO and co-founder of TessianCommentary
Consider four factors and behaviors that impact a particular employee's risk, and how security training should take them into account.
By Tim Sadler CEO and co-founder of Tessian, 6/17/2021
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Mission Critical: What Really Matters in a Cybersecurity Incident
Beth Burgin Waller, Chair, Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Practice , Woods Rogers PLCCommentary
The things you do before and during a cybersecurity incident can make or break the success of your response.
By Beth Burgin Waller Chair, Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Practice , Woods Rogers PLC, 6/17/2021
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CVE-2021-25655
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-24
A vulnerability in the system Service Menu component of Avaya Aura Experience Portal may allow URL Redirection to any untrusted site through a crafted attack. Affected versions include 7.0 through 7.2.3 (without hotfix) and 8.0.0 (without hotfix).
CVE-2021-25656
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-24
Stored XSS injection vulnerabilities were discovered in the Avaya Aura Experience Portal Web management which could allow an authenticated user to potentially disclose sensitive information. Affected versions include 7.0 through 7.2.3 (without hotfix) and 8.0.0 (without hotfix).
CVE-2021-25649
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-24
** UNSUPPORTED WHEN ASSIGNED ** An information disclosure vulnerability was discovered in the directory and file management of Avaya Aura Utility Services. This vulnerability may potentially allow any local user to access system functionality and configuration information that should only be availab...
CVE-2021-25650
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-24
** UNSUPPORTED WHEN ASSIGNED ** A privilege escalation vulnerability was discovered in Avaya Aura Utility Services that may potentially allow a local user to execute specially crafted scripts as a privileged user. Affects all 7.x versions of Avaya Aura Utility Services.
CVE-2021-25651
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-24
** UNSUPPORTED WHEN ASSIGNED ** A privilege escalation vulnerability was discovered in Avaya Aura Utility Services that may potentially allow a local user to escalate privileges. Affects all 7.x versions of Avaya Aura Utility Services.