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New Decryptor Unlocks Latest Versions of Gandcrab
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The decryptor neutralizes GandCrab versions 5.0 through 5.2 and lets victims unlock their files for free.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/17/2019
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Utilities, Nations Need Better Plan Against Critical Infrastructure Attackers
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
The attackers behind the Triton, or Xenotime, intrusions into critical infrastructure (CI) safety systems are testing their skills against electric power companies. Options for defense are still limited, however.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 6/17/2019
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Triton Attackers Seen Scanning US Power Grid Networks
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
The development follows speculation and concern among security experts that the attack group would expand its scope to the power grid.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 6/14/2019
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DNS Firewalls Could Prevent Billions in Losses to Cybercrime
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
New analysis shows widespread DNS protection could save organizations as much as $200 billion in losses every year.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 6/13/2019
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Cyberattack Hits Aircraft Parts Manufacturer
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Belgium's Asco has shut down manufacturing around the world, including the US, in response to a major cybersecurity event, but what happened isn't clear.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/13/2019
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Congress Gives 'Hack Back' Legislation Another Try
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Officials reintroduce a bill that would let businesses monitor attacker behavior and target intruders on corporate networks.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/13/2019
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7 Truths About BEC Scams
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer
Business email compromise attacks are growing in prevalence and creativity. Here's a look at how they work, the latest stats, and some recent horror stories.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, 6/13/2019
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The Rise of 'Purple Teaming'
Joseph R. Salazar, Technical Marketing EngineerCommentary
The next generation of penetration testing represents a more collaborative approach to old fashioned Red Team vs. Blue Team.
By Joseph R. Salazar Technical Marketing Engineer, 6/13/2019
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BlueKeep RDP Vulnerability a Ticking Time Bomb
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
One month after Microsoft disclosed the flaw, nearly 1 million systems remain unpatched, and Internet scans looking for vulnerable systems have begun increasing.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 6/13/2019
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SQL Injection Attacks Represent Two-Third of All Web App Attacks
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
When Local File Inclusion attacks are counted, nearly nine in 10 attacks are related to input validation failures, Akamai report shows.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 6/13/2019
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New Funding Values KnowBe4 at $1 Billion
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The $300 million investment is being led by KKR.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/12/2019
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Predicting Vulnerability Weaponization
Srinivas Mukkamala, Co-founder & CEO, RiskSenseCommentary
Advances in data science are making it possible to shift vulnerability management from a reactive to a proactive discipline.
By Srinivas Mukkamala Co-founder & CEO, RiskSense, 6/12/2019
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Suppliers Spotlighted After Breach of Border Agency Subcontractor
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Attackers increasingly use third-party service providers to bypass organizations' security. The theft of images from US Customs and Border Protection underscores the weakness suppliers can create.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 6/11/2019
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'Have I Been Pwned' Is Up for Sale
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Troy Hunt, who has been running HIBP solo for six years, launched "Project Svalbard" so the site can evolve with more resources, funding, and support.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/11/2019
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What 3 Powerful GoT Women Teach Us about Cybersecurity
Orion Cassetto, Senior Product Maester, ExabeamCommentary
Imagine Game of Thrones' Daenerys Targaryen, Arya Stark, and Cersei Lannister on the front lines in the real-world battleground of enterprise security.
By Orion Cassetto Senior Product Maester, Exabeam, 6/11/2019
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FBI Warns of Dangers in 'Safe' Websites
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Criminals are using TLS certificates to convince users that fraudulent sites are worthy of their trust.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 6/11/2019
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Getting Up to Speed on Magecart
Casey Quinn, Associate, Newmeyer & DillionCommentary
Greater awareness of how Magecart works will give your company a leg up on the growing threat from this online credit card skimmer. Here are four places to start.
By Casey Quinn Associate, Newmeyer & Dillion, 6/11/2019
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Federal Photos Filched in Contractor Breach
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Data should never have been on subcontractor's servers, says Customs and Border Protection.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/10/2019
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Cognitive Bias Can Hamper Security Decisions
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
A new report sheds light on how human cognitive biases affect cybersecurity decisions and business outcomes.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 6/10/2019
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GoldBrute Botnet Brute-Forcing 1.5M RDP Servers
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Botnets are scanning the Internet for servers exposing RDP and using weak, reused passwords to obtain access.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/10/2019
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CVE-2017-9391
PUBLISHED: 2019-06-17
An issue was discovered on Vera VeraEdge 1.7.19 and Veralite 1.7.481 devices. The device provides UPnP services that are available on port 3480 and can also be accessed via port 80 using the url "/port_3480". It seems that the UPnP services provide "request_image" as one of the s...
CVE-2017-9392
PUBLISHED: 2019-06-17
An issue was discovered on Vera VeraEdge 1.7.19 and Veralite 1.7.481 devices. The device provides UPnP services that are available on port 3480 and can also be accessed via port 80 using the url "/port_3480". It seems that the UPnP services provide "request_image" as one of the s...
CVE-2018-18958
PUBLISHED: 2019-06-17
OPNsense 18.7.x before 18.7.7 has Incorrect Access Control.
CVE-2019-5016
PUBLISHED: 2019-06-17
An exploitable arbitrary memory read vulnerability exists in the KCodes NetUSB.ko kernel module which enables the ReadySHARE Printer functionality of at least two NETGEAR Nighthawk Routers and potentially several other vendors/products. A specially crafted index value can cause an invalid memory rea...
CVE-2019-5017
PUBLISHED: 2019-06-17
An exploitable information disclosure vulnerability exists in the KCodes NetUSB.ko kernel module that enables the ReadySHARE Printer functionality of at least two NETGEAR Nighthawk Routers and potentially several other vendors/products. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can craft and send a packet...