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Treasury Releases Fraud and Money Mule ID Tips
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A new advisory from FinCEN helps financial institutions spot illicit activities and actors.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/7/2020
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Russian Cyber Gang 'Cosmic Lynx' Focuses on Email Fraud
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Cosmic Lynx takes a sophisticated approach to business email compromise and represents a shift in tactics for Russian cybercriminals.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 7/7/2020
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Framing the Security Story: The Simplest Threats Are the Most Dangerous
Douglas Ferguson, Founder & CTO, Pharos SecurityCommentary
Don't be distracted by flashy advanced attacks and ignore the more mundane ones.
By Douglas Ferguson Founder & CTO, Pharos Security, 7/7/2020
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Applying the 80-20 Rule to Cybersecurity
Dan Blum, Cybersecurity & Risk Management StrategistCommentary
How security teams can achieve 80% of the benefit for 20% of the work.
By Dan Blum Cybersecurity & Risk Management Strategist, 7/7/2020
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BEC Busts Take Down Multimillion-Dollar Operations
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The two extraditions of business email compromise attackers indicate a step forward for international law enforcement collaboration.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 7/6/2020
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Attackers Scan for Vulnerable BIG-IP Devices After Flaw Disclosure
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency encourages organizations to patch a critical flaw in the BIG-IP family of application delivery controllers, as firms find evidence that attackers are scanning for the critical vulnerability.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 7/6/2020
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Credit-Card Skimmer Seeks Websites Running Microsoft's ASP.NET
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The payment-card skimmer targets websites hosted on Microsoft IIS servers and running the ASP.NET web framework.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/6/2020
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Android Adware Tied to Undeletable Malware
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Adware on inexpensive Android smartphone can carry additional malware and be undeletable.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/6/2020
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How to Assess More Sophisticated IoT Threats
Jack Mannino, CEO, nVisiumCommentary
Securing the Internet of Things requires diligence in secure development and hardware design throughout the product life cycle, as well as resilience testing and system component analysis.
By Jack Mannino CEO, nVisium, 7/6/2020
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BIG-IP Vulnerabilities Could be Big Trouble for Customers
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Left unpatched, pair of vulnerabilities could give attackers wide access to a victim's application delivery network.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/2/2020
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Considerations for Seamless CCPA Compliance
Anurag Kahol, CTO, BitglassCommentary
Three steps to better serve consumers, ensure maximum security, and achieve compliance with the California Consumer Privacy Act.
By Anurag Kahol CTO, Bitglass, 7/2/2020
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22,900 MongoDB Databases Affected in Ransomware Attack
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
An attacker scanned for databases misconfigured to expose information and wiped the data, leaving a ransom note behind.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/2/2020
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Lessons from COVID-19 Cyberattacks: Where Do We Go Next?
Derek Manky, Chief of Security Insights and Global Threat Alliances, FortiGuard LabsCommentary
We need to learn from the attacks and attempts that have occurred in order to prepare for the future.
By Derek Manky Chief of Security Insights and Global Threat Alliances, FortiGuard Labs, 7/2/2020
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DHS Shares Data on Top Cyber Threats to Federal Agencies
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Backdoors, cryptominers, and ransomware were the most widely detected threats by the DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)'s intrusion prevention system EINSTEIN.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 7/1/2020
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New MacOS Ransomware Hides in Pirated Program
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A bogus installer for Little Snitch carries a ransomware hitchhiker.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/1/2020
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Microsoft Issues Out-of-Band Patches for RCE Flaws
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Vulnerabilities had not been exploited or publicly disclosed before fixes were released, Microsoft reports.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/1/2020
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4 Steps to a More Mature Identity Program
Mike Kiser, Global Security Advocate, Office of the CTO, SailPointCommentary
Security has evolved to evaluate an identity's attributes, access, and behavior to determine appropriate access.
By Mike Kiser Global Security Advocate, Office of the CTO, SailPoint, 7/1/2020
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Another COVID-19 Side Effect: Rising Nation-State Cyber Activity
Stephen Ward, VP, ThreatConnectCommentary
While financial institutions and government remain popular targets, COVID-19 research organizations are now also in the crosshairs.
By Stephen Ward VP, ThreatConnect, 7/1/2020
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Ripple20 Threatens Increasingly Connected Medical Devices
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
A series of IoT vulnerabilities could put hospital networks, medical data, and patient safety at risk.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 6/30/2020
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COVID-19 Puts ICS Security Initiatives 'On Pause'
Nicole Ferraro, Contributing WriterNews
Security pros concerned that increased remote access to vulnerable operational technology and stalled efforts to harden OT environments puts critical infrastructure at greater risk.
By Nicole Ferraro Contributing Writer, 6/30/2020
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CVE-2020-15350
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-07
RIOT 2020.04 has a buffer overflow in the base64 decoder. The decoding function base64_decode() uses an output buffer estimation function to compute the required buffer capacity and validate against the provided buffer size. The base64_estimate_decode_size() function calculates the expected decoded ...
CVE-2019-19935
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-07
Froala Editor before 3.0.6 allows XSS.
CVE-2020-11882
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-07
The O2 Business application 1.2.0 for Android exposes the canvasm.myo2.SplashActivity activity to other applications. The purpose of this activity is to handle deeplinks that can be delivered either via links or by directly calling the activity. However, the deeplink format is not properly validated...
CVE-2020-15028
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-07
NeDi 1.9C is vulnerable to a cross-site scripting (XSS) attack. The application allows an attacker to execute arbitrary JavaScript code via the Topology-Map.php xo parameter.
CVE-2020-15029
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-07
NeDi 1.9C is vulnerable to cross-site scripting (XSS) attack. The application allows an attacker to execute arbitrary JavaScript code via the Assets-Management.php sn parameter.