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Prometei Botnet Adds New Twist to Exchange Server Attacks
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Attackers are using the well-known Microsoft Exchange Server flaw to add machines to a cryptocurrency botnet, researchers say.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/22/2021
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Improving the Vulnerability Reporting Process With 5 Steps
Bas Alberts, Principal Security Researcher, GitHub Security LabCommentary
Follow these tips for an effective and positive experience for both the maintainer and external vulnerability reporter.
By Bas Alberts Principal Security Researcher, GitHub Security Lab, 4/22/2021
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University Suspends Project After Researchers Submitted Vulnerable Linux Patches
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
A Linux maintainer pledges to stop taking code submissions from the University of Minnesota after a research team purposely submitted vulnerabilities to show software supply chain weaknesses.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 4/22/2021
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Name That Toon: Greetings, Earthlings
John Klossner, CartoonistCommentary
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By John Klossner Cartoonist, 4/22/2021
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Justice Dept. Creates Task Force to Stop Ransomware Spread
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
One goal of the group is to take down the criminal ecosystem that enables ransomware, officials say.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/21/2021
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How to Attack Yourself Better in 2021
Pavel Suprunyuk, Technical lead of the audit and consulting team, Group-IBCommentary
Social engineering pen testing is just one step in preventing employees from falling victim to cybercriminals.
By Pavel Suprunyuk Technical lead of the audit and consulting team, Group-IB, 4/21/2021
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Bolstering Our Nation's Defenses Against Cybersecurity Attacks
Shawn Henry, CrowdStrike president of services and CSOCommentary
Shawn Henry, former Executive Assistant Director of the FBI and current CrowdStrike president of services and CSO, shares the top three cybersecurity priorities that the Biden administration needs to address.
By Shawn Henry CrowdStrike president of services and CSO, 4/14/2021
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Dependency Problems Increase for Open Source Components
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
The number of components in the average application rose 77% over two years. No wonder, then, that 84% of codebases have at least one vulnerability.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 4/14/2021
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DNS Vulnerabilities Expose Millions of Internet-Connected Devices to Attack
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Researchers uncover a fresh set of nine vulnerabilities in four TCP/IP stacks that are widely used in everything from powerful servers and firewalls to consumer IoT products.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 4/13/2021
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New Malware Downloader Spotted in Targeted Campaigns
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Saint Bot is being used to drop stealers on compromised systems but could be used to deliver any malware.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 4/12/2021
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Omdia Research Spotlight: XDR
Eric Parizo, Senior Analyst, OmdiaCommentary
Few emerging cybersecurity market segments are garnering more attention than XDR. Here, Omdia highlights its recent research on XDR.
By Eric Parizo Senior Analyst, Omdia, 4/12/2021
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Handcuffs Over AI: Solving Security Challenges With Law Enforcement
Charles Herring, CTO and Co-Founder, WitFooCommentary
We've tried everything else ... now it's time to make the prospect of getting caught -- and punished -- a real deterrent to cybercrime.
By Charles Herring CTO and Co-Founder, WitFoo, 4/8/2021
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Cring Ransomware Used in Attacks on European Industrial Firms
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Attackers exploited a vulnerability in Fortigate VPN servers to gain access to target networks, researchers report.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/7/2021
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Rethinking Cyberattack Response: Prevention & Preparedness
Hitesh Sheth, CEO, VectraCommentary
The SolarWinds incident is the starkest reminder yet that complacency can exact a terrible price.
By Hitesh Sheth CEO, Vectra, 4/7/2021
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5 Ways to Transform Your Phishing Defenses Right Now
Kevin O'Brien, Co-Founder and CEO, GreatHornCommentary
By transforming how you approach phishing, you can break the phishing kill chain and meaningfully reduce your business risk.
By Kevin O'Brien Co-Founder and CEO, GreatHorn, 4/7/2021
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US Tech Dominance Rides on Securing Intellectual Property
Joe Payne, President and CEO at Code42Commentary
A recent, mostly overlooked pardon points to a big problem in the US tech industry: Intellectual property offers a lucrative golden ticket for insiders.
By Joe Payne President and CEO at Code42, 4/2/2021
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The Role of Visibility in Securing Cloud Applications
Praveen Patnala, Co-Founder, ValtixCommentary
Traditional data center approaches aren't built for securing modern cloud applications.
By Praveen Patnala Co-Founder, Valtix, 4/1/2021
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Advice From Security Experts: How to Approach Security in the New Normal
Dan Dinnar, CEO, Source DefenseCommentary
Here are the biggest lessons they've learned after a year of work from home, and how they advise their counterparts at organizations to proceed as a result of those lessons.
By Dan Dinnar CEO, Source Defense, 3/31/2021
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3 Ways Vendors Can Inspire Customer Trust Amid Breaches
James Pleger, Manager, SpecOps, at Sumo LogicCommentary
As customers rely more on cloud storage and remote workforces, the probability of a breach increases.
By James Pleger Manager, SpecOps, at Sumo Logic, 3/31/2021
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Watch Out for These Cyber-Risks
Ken Todd, Threat Intelligence Researcher, ThreatConnectCommentary
It's difficult to predict what will materialize in the months ahead in terms of cyber-risks, which is why it's wise to review your organization's security posture now.
By Ken Todd Threat Intelligence Researcher, ThreatConnect, 3/30/2021
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US Formally Attributes SolarWinds Attack to Russian Intelligence Agency
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FBI Operation Remotely Removes Web Shells From Exchange Servers
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  4/14/2021
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CVE-2021-2296
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-22
Vulnerability in the Oracle VM VirtualBox product of Oracle Virtualization (component: Core). The supported version that is affected is Prior to 6.1.20. Difficult to exploit vulnerability allows high privileged attacker with logon to the infrastructure where Oracle VM VirtualBox executes to compromi...
CVE-2021-2297
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-22
Vulnerability in the Oracle VM VirtualBox product of Oracle Virtualization (component: Core). The supported version that is affected is Prior to 6.1.20. Difficult to exploit vulnerability allows high privileged attacker with logon to the infrastructure where Oracle VM VirtualBox executes to compromi...
CVE-2021-2298
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-22
Vulnerability in the MySQL Server product of Oracle MySQL (component: Server: Optimizer). Supported versions that are affected are 8.0.23 and prior. Easily exploitable vulnerability allows low privileged attacker with network access via multiple protocols to compromise MySQL Server. Successful attac...
CVE-2021-2299
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-22
Vulnerability in the MySQL Server product of Oracle MySQL (component: Server: Optimizer). Supported versions that are affected are 8.0.23 and prior. Easily exploitable vulnerability allows high privileged attacker with network access via multiple protocols to compromise MySQL Server. Successful atta...
CVE-2021-2300
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-22
Vulnerability in the MySQL Server product of Oracle MySQL (component: Server: DML). Supported versions that are affected are 8.0.23 and prior. Easily exploitable vulnerability allows high privileged attacker with network access via multiple protocols to compromise MySQL Server. Successful attacks of...