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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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Elaborate Honeypot 'Factory' Network Hit with Ransomware, RAT, and Cryptojacking
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
A fictitious industrial company with phony employees personas, website, and PLCs sitting on a simulated factory network fooled malicious hackers - and raised alarms for at least one white-hat researcher who stumbled upon it.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 1/21/2020
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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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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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Massive Oracle Patch Reverses Company's Trend Toward Fewer Flaws
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Following a year that saw the fewest number of vulnerabilities reported since 2015, Oracle's latest quarterly patch fixes nearly 200 new vulnerabilities.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 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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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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New Report Spotlights Changes in Phishing Techniques
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Common and evolving strategies include the use of zero-font attacks, homograph attacks, and new tactics for fake attachments.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 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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ISACs Join Forces to Secure the Travel Industry
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Together, the Travel & Hospitality ISAC and the Retail & Hospitality ISAC intend to improve communications and collaboration about the evolving threat landscape.
By Dark Reading Staff , 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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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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Consumer Reports Calls for IoT Manufacturers to Raise Security Standards
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A letter to 25 companies says Consumer Reports will change ratings to reflect stronger security and privacy standards.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/14/2020
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Dustman Attack Underscores Iran's Cyber Capabilities
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
For nearly six months, an attack group linked to Iran reportedly had access to the network of Bahrain's national oil company, Bapco, before it executed a destructive payload.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 1/14/2020
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Microsoft to Officially End Support for Windows 7, Server 2008
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Windows 7 and Server 2008 will continue to work after Jan. 14, 2020, but will no longer receive security updates.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 1/13/2020
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Texas School District Loses $2.3M to Phishing Attack
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The Manor Independent School District is investigating a phishing email scam that led to three separate fraudulent transactions.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/13/2020
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Major Brazilian Bank Tests Homomorphic Encryption on Financial Data
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The approach allowed researchers to use machine learning on encrypted data without first decrypting it.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 1/10/2020
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Indian National Pleads Guilty to Multimillion-Dollar Call Center Scam
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The India-based call centers scammed US victims out of millions of dollars between 2013 and 2016.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/10/2020
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5 Tips on How to Build a Strong Security Metrics Framework
Joshua Goldfarb, Independent ConsultantCommentary
The carpentry maxim "measure twice, cut once" underscores the importance of timely, accurate, and regular metrics to inform security leaders' risk decisions.
By Joshua Goldfarb Independent Consultant, 1/10/2020
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Attackers Increase Focus on North American Electric Utilities: Report
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Electric utilities continue to be a target of nation-state attackers, even before the latest tensions between Iran and the United States, says a critical-infrastructure security firm.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 1/9/2020
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Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) vulnerability exists in panel.php in UseBB before 1.0.12.
CVE-2011-3613
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-22
An issue exists in Vanilla Forums before 2.0.17.9 due to the way cookies are handled.
CVE-2011-3614
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-22
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