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Configuration Error Reveals 250 Million Microsoft Support Records
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Some the records, found on five identically configured servers, might have contained data in clear text.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/22/2020
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Why DPOs and CISOs Must Work Closely Together
Rajesh Ganesan, Vice President at ManageEngineCommentary
Recent data protection laws mean that the data protection officer and CISO must work in tandem to make sure users' data is protected.
By Rajesh Ganesan Vice President at ManageEngine, 1/22/2020
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Cybersecurity Lessons Learned from 'The Rise of Skywalker'
Matt Davey, Chief Operations Optimist, 1PasswordCommentary
They're especially relevant regarding several issues we face now, including biometrics, secure data management, and human error with passwords.
By Matt Davey Chief Operations Optimist, 1Password, 1/22/2020
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New Ransomware Tactic Shows How Windows EFS Can Aid Attackers
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Researchers have discovered how ransomware can take advantage of the Windows Encrypting File System, prompting security vendors to release patches.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 1/21/2020
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Ransomware Upgrades with Credential-Stealing Tricks
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The latest version of the FTCode ransomware can steal credentials from five popular browsers and email clients.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/21/2020
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Data Awareness Is Key to Data Security
Moti Gindi, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat ProtectionCommentary
Traditional data-leak prevention is not enough for businesses facing today's dynamic threat landscape.
By Moti Gindi Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection, 1/21/2020
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China-Based Cyber Espionage Group Reportedly Behind Breach at Mitsubishi Electric
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Personal data on over 8,100 individuals and confidential business information likely exposed in June 2019 incident.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 1/21/2020
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Are We Secure Yet? How to Build a 'Post-Breach' Culture
Rich Armour, Former General Motors CISO & an advisor to Nozomi NetworksCommentary
There are many ways to improve your organization's cybersecurity practices, but the most important principle is to start from the top.
By Rich Armour Former General Motors CISO & an advisor to Nozomi Networks, 1/20/2020
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Mobile Banking Malware Up 50% in First Half of 2019
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
A new report from Check Point recaps the cybercrime trends, statistics, and vulnerabilities that defined the security landscape in 2019.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 1/17/2020
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FBI Seizes Domain That Sold Info Stolen in Data Breaches
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The website, WeLeakData.com, claimed to have more than 12 billion records gathered from over 10,000 breaches.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/17/2020
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ADP Users Hit with Phishing Scam Ahead of Tax Season
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Fraudulent emails tell recipients their W-2 forms are ready and prompt them to click malicious links.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/17/2020
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With International Tensions Flaring, Cyber-Risk Is Heating Up for All Businesses
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading
Risks of nation-state attacks go beyond Iran, and the need for awareness and security don't stop at any national border.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 1/16/2020
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New Attack Campaigns Suggest Emotet Threat Is Far From Over
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Malware described by the DHS as among the worst ever continues to evolve and grow, researchers from Cisco Talos, Cofense, and Check Point Software say.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 1/16/2020
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NY Fed Reveals Implications of Cyberattack on US Financial System
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A "pre-mortem analysis" sheds light on the potential destruction of a cyberattack against major US banks.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/16/2020
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2017 Data Breach Will Cost Equifax at Least $1.38 Billion
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Company agrees to set aside a minimum of $380.5 million as breach compensation and spend another $1 billion on transforming its information security over the next five years. The 147 million US consumers affected by the breach have one week from today to file a claim.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 1/15/2020
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How to Comprehend the Buzz About Honeypots
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading
Honeypots are crucial tools for security researchers and security teams. Understanding what they are and what they can do can be critical for making them safe and useful for your organization.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 1/15/2020
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Microsoft Patches Windows Vuln Discovered by the NSA
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The National Security Agency is publicly acknowledged for its finding and reporting of CVE-2020-0601, marking the start of what it says is a new approach to security.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 1/14/2020
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Cloud Adoption & Technology Change Create Gaps in Enterprise Security
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Many companies are struggling to get a handle on risk exposure because of visibility issues, Radware survey shows.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 1/14/2020
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'Fancy Bear' Targets Ukrainian Oil Firm Burisma in Phishing Attack
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The oil & gas company is at the heart of the ongoing US presidential impeachment case.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/14/2020
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Attackers Increasingly Focus on Business Disruption
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Network intruders are staying undetected for an average of 95 days, enabling them to target critical systems and more completely disrupt business.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 1/14/2020
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Mobile Banking Malware Up 50% in First Half of 2019
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PUBLISHED: 2020-01-22
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PUBLISHED: 2020-01-22
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