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Tor Weaponized to Steal Bitcoin
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A years-long campaign targets users of Russian darknet markets with a modified install of a privacy-oriented browser.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/18/2019
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In A Crowded Endpoint Security Market, Consolidation Is Underway
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Experts examine the drivers pushing today's endpoint security market to consolidate as its many players compete to meet organizations' changing demands and transition to the cloud.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 10/18/2019
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Phishing Campaign Targets Stripe Credentials, Financial Data
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Attackers make use of an old trick and evade detection by blocking users from viewing an embedded link when hovering over the URL.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 10/17/2019
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State of SMB Insecurity by the Numbers
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer
SMBs still perceive themselves at low risk from cyberthreats in spite of attack statistics that paint a different pictur
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, 10/17/2019
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Cozy Bear Emerges from Hibernation to Hack EU Ministries
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
The cyber-espionage group, linked to Russia and blamed for hacking the Democratic National Committee in 2016, has been using covert communications and other techniques to escape detection for at least two years.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 10/17/2019
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Google Cloud Launches Security Health Analytics in Beta
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The tool is designed to help identify misconfigurations and compliance violations in the Google Cloud Platform.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/16/2019
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Cryptojacking Worm Targets and Infects 2,000 Docker Hosts
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Basic and 'inept' worm managed to compromise Docker hosts by exploiting misconfigurations.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 10/16/2019
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Sodinokibi Ransomware: Where Attackers' Money Goes
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Researchers following the ransomware variant uncover new data on how much its affiliates earn and where they spend it.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 10/15/2019
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IoT Attacks Up Significantly in First Half of 2019
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
New research shows attacks increased ninefold year-over-year, coming from more than a quarter-million unique IP addresses.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/15/2019
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More Breaches, Less Certainty Cause Dark Web Prices to Plateau
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
New research finds it's now less than $10 for full credit details on a consumer, $100 for a distributed denial-of-service attack, and $50 for access to a US bank account.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 10/15/2019
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Sophos for Sale: Thoma Bravo Offers $3.9B
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Sophos' board of directors plans to unanimously recommend the offer to the company's shareholders.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 10/14/2019
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Tamper Protection Arrives for Microsoft Defender ATP
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The feature, designed to block unauthorized changes to security features, is now generally available.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/14/2019
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When Using Cloud, Paranoia Can Pay Off
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Journalists are increasingly concerned about what cloud providers may access or share with governments - and companies should worry as well.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 10/14/2019
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FBI: Phishing Can Defeat Two-Factor Authentication
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A recent Privacy Industry Notification points to two new hacker tools that can turn a victim's browser into a credential-stealing zombie.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/11/2019
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iTunes Zero-Day Exploited to Deliver BitPaymer
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The ransomware operators targeted an "unquoted path" vulnerability in iTunes for Windows to evade detection and install BitPaymer.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 10/10/2019
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Akamai Snaps Up ChameleonX to Tackle Magecart
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The Israel-based ChameleonX aims to protect websites from cyberattacks targeting payment data.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/10/2019
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Attackers Hide Behind Trusted Domains, HTTPS
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
One in four malicious URLs employed a legitimate domain, making it more difficult for potential victims to spot possible dangers, a mid-year report finds.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 10/10/2019
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Magecart Attack on Volusion Highlights Supply Chain Dangers
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Attackers compromised Volusion's Google Cloud environment to load malicious skimmer code onto more than 6,500 customer sites.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 10/10/2019
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Security Tool Sprawl Reaches Tipping Point
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
How a new open source initiative for interoperable security tools and a wave of consolidation could finally provide some relief for overwhelmed security analysts and SOCs.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 10/9/2019
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USB Drive Security Still Lags
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
While USB drives are frequent pieces of business hardware, a new report says that one-third of US businesses have no policy governing their use.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/9/2019
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CVE-2019-18216
PUBLISHED: 2019-10-20
** DISPUTED ** The BIOS configuration design on ASUS ROG Zephyrus M GM501GS laptops with BIOS 313 relies on the main battery instead of using a CMOS battery, which reduces the value of a protection mechanism in which booting from a USB device is prohibited. Attackers who have physical laptop access ...
CVE-2019-18214
PUBLISHED: 2019-10-19
The Video_Converter app 0.1.0 for Nextcloud allows denial of service (CPU and memory consumption) via multiple concurrent conversions because many FFmpeg processes may be running at once. (The workload is not queued for serial execution.)
CVE-2019-18202
PUBLISHED: 2019-10-19
Information Disclosure is possible on WAGO Series PFC100 and PFC200 devices before FW12 due to improper access control. A remote attacker can check for the existence of paths and file names via crafted HTTP requests.
CVE-2019-18209
PUBLISHED: 2019-10-19
templates/pad.html in Etherpad-Lite 1.7.5 has XSS when the browser does not encode the path of the URL, as demonstrated by Internet Explorer.
CVE-2019-18198
PUBLISHED: 2019-10-18
In the Linux kernel before 5.3.4, a reference count usage error in the fib6_rule_suppress() function in the fib6 suppression feature of net/ipv6/fib6_rules.c, when handling the FIB_LOOKUP_NOREF flag, can be exploited by a local attacker to corrupt memory, aka CID-ca7a03c41753.