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Prior to joining Enterprise Cloud News, he was director of audience development for InformationWeek, where he oversaw the publications' newsletters, editorial content, email and content marketing initiatives. Before that, he served as editor-in-chief of eWEEK, overseeing both the website and the print edition of the magazine. For more than a decade, Scott has covered the IT enterprise industry with a focus on cloud computing, datacenter technologies, virtualization, IoT and microprocessors, as well as PCs and mobile. Before covering tech, he was a staff writer at the Asbury Park Press and the Herald News, both located in New Jersey. Scott has degrees in journalism and history from William Paterson University, and is based in Greater New York.

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Ryuk Ransomware Origin Remains a Mystery

1/14/2019
After shutting down newspaper printing facilities, as well as a cloud hosting firm, security researchers are debating who is behind the Ryuk ransomware. While it seemed that North Korea played a role, more research shows that a Russian gang might be responsible.

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Top 10 Security Stories of 2018

12/24/2018
With 2018 drawing to a close, Security Now looks back at the last 12 months to find which stories made the biggest impression on our readers and why these topics remain important even after the stories have faded from the headlines.

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I Smell a RAT! New Cybersecurity Threats for the Crypto Industry
David Trepp, Partner, IT Assurance with accounting and advisory firm BPM LLP,  7/9/2021
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Attacks on Kaseya Servers Led to Ransomware in Less Than 2 Hours
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer,  7/7/2021
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It's in the Game (but It Shouldn't Be)
Tal Memran, Cybersecurity Expert, CYE,  7/9/2021
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CVE-2020-4974
PUBLISHED: 2021-07-28
IBM Jazz Foundation products are vulnerable to server side request forgery (SSRF). This may allow an authenticated attacker to send unauthorized requests from the system, potentially leading to network enumeration or facilitating other attacks. IBM X-Force ID: 192434.
CVE-2020-5004
PUBLISHED: 2021-07-28
IBM Jazz Foundation products are vulnerable to cross-site scripting. This vulnerability allows users to embed arbitrary JavaScript code in the Web UI thus altering the intended functionality potentially leading to credentials disclosure within a trusted session. IBM X-Force ID: 192957.
CVE-2021-32001
PUBLISHED: 2021-07-28
A Missing Encryption of Sensitive Data vulnerability in k3s, kde2 of SUSE Rancher allows any user with direct access to the datastore, or a copy of a datastore backup to extract the cluster's confidential keying material (cluster certificate authority private keys, secrets encryption configuration p...
CVE-2021-32000
PUBLISHED: 2021-07-28
A UNIX Symbolic Link (Symlink) Following vulnerability in the clone-master-clean-up.sh script of clone-master-clean-up in SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP1; openSUSE Factory allows local attackers to delete arbitrary files. This issue affects: SUSE Linux Enterp...
CVE-2021-23414
PUBLISHED: 2021-07-28
This affects the package video.js before 7.14.3. The src attribute of track tag allows to bypass HTML escaping and execute arbitrary code.