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Chinese APT Groups Targeted Enterprise Linux Systems in Decade-Long Data Theft Campaign
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Organizations across multiple industries compromised in a systematic effort to steal IP and other sensitive business data, BlackBerry says.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 4/7/2020
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Cybercriminals Hide Malware & Phishing Sites Under SSL Certificates
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
More than half of the top 1 million websites use HTTPS, researchers report, but not all encrypted traffic is safe.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 4/7/2020
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71% of Security Pros See Threats Jump Since COVID-19 Outbreak
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Phishing is the top threat, followed by websites offering false information about the pandemic, malware, and ransomware attacks.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/7/2020
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Using Application Telemetry to Reveal Insider & Evasive Threats
Andy Hawkins, Field CTOCommentary
Data from application processes and other systems leave a trail of threat crumbs that can be used to detect and shut down attacks.
By Andy Hawkins Field CTO, 4/7/2020
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More Attackers Have Begun Using Zero-Day Exploits
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Vendors of offensive cyber tools have made it easy for any threat group with the right funds to leverage unpatched bugs, FireEye says.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 4/6/2020
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Misconfigured Containers Again Targeted by Cryptominer Malware
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
An attack group is searching for insecure containers exposing the Docker API and then installing a program that attempts to mine cryptocurrency. It's not the first time.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 4/6/2020
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Microsoft: Emotet Attack Shut Down an Entire Business Network
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The infection started with a phishing email and spread throughout the organization, overheating all machines and flooding its Internet connection.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 4/6/2020
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FBI Warns of BEC Dangers
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A new PSA warns of attacks launched against users of two popular cloud-based email systems.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/6/2020
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Mozilla Patches Two Critical Zero-Days in Firefox
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The latest release of Firefox brings fixes for two Critical vulnerabilities already seen exploited in the wild.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/6/2020
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Why Humans Are Phishing's Weakest Link
Tim Sadler, CEO and co-founder of TessianCommentary
And it's not just because they click when they shouldn't... they also leave a trail of clues and details that make them easy to spoof
By Tim Sadler CEO and co-founder of Tessian, 4/6/2020
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Researcher Hijacks iOS, macOS Camera with Three Safari Zero-Days
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
A security researcher earned $75,000 for finding a whopping seven zero-days in Safari, three of which can be combined to access the camera.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 4/3/2020
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FBI Warns Education & Remote Work Platforms About Cyberattacks
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The FBI expects attackers will target virtual environments as more organizations rely on them as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/3/2020
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Phishers Try 'Text Direction Deception' Technique to Bypass Email Filters
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
With COVID-19 concerns running high, attackers are trying new tactics to get to users.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 4/2/2020
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Bad Bots Build Presence Across the Web
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Bots that mimic human behavior are driving a growing percentage of website traffic while contributing to an avalanche of misinformation.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/2/2020
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A Hacker's Perspective on Securing VPNs As You Go Remote
David Commentary
As organizations rush to equip and secure their newly remote workforce, it's important to keep things methodical and purposeful
By David "Moose" Wolpoff Co-founder and CTO of Randori, 4/2/2020
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New Magecart Skimmer Infects 19 Victim Websites
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
MakeFrame, named for its ability to make iframes for skimming payment data, is attributed to Magecart Group 7.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/2/2020
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Best Practices to Manage Third-Party Cyber-Risk Today
Doug Clare, Vice President, Fraud, Compliance, and Security Solutions at FICOCommentary
Bold new thinking is needed to solve the rapidly evolving challenge of third-party risk management.
By Doug Clare Vice President, Fraud, Compliance, and Security Solutions at FICO, 4/2/2020
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Attackers Leverage Excel File Encryption to Deliver Malware
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Technique involves saving malicious Excel file as "read-only" and tricking users into opening it, Mimecast says.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 4/1/2020
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Why All Employees Are Responsible for Company Cybersecurity
Diya Jolly, Chief Product Officer, OktaCommentary
It's not just the IT and security team's responsibility to keep data safe -- every member of the team needs to be involved.
By Diya Jolly Chief Product Officer, Okta, 4/1/2020
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Microsoft Alerts Healthcare to Human-Operated Ransomware
Dark Reading Staff, News
Microsoft has notified dozens of hospitals with vulnerable gateway and VPN appliances in their infrastructure, which could put them at risk.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/1/2020
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CVE-2020-11509
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-07
An XSS vulnerability in the WP Lead Plus X plugin through 0.98 for WordPress allows remote attackers to upload page templates containing arbitrary JavaScript via the c37_wpl_import_template admin-post action (which will execute in an administrator's browser if the template is used to create a page).
CVE-2020-6647
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-07
An improper neutralization of input vulnerability in the dashboard of FortiADC may allow an authenticated attacker to perform a cross site scripting attack (XSS) via the name parameter.
CVE-2020-9286
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-07
An improper authorization vulnerability in FortiADC may allow a remote authenticated user with low privileges to perform certain actions such as rebooting the system.
CVE-2020-11508
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-07
An XSS vulnerability in the WP Lead Plus X plugin through 0.98 for WordPress allows logged-in users with minimal permissions to create or replace existing pages with a malicious page containing arbitrary JavaScript via the wp_ajax_core37_lp_save_page (aka core37_lp_save_page) AJAX action.
CVE-2013-7488
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-07
perl-Convert-ASN1 (aka the Convert::ASN1 module for Perl) through 0.27 allows remote attackers to cause an infinite loop via unexpected input.