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VMs Help Ransomware Attackers Evade Detection, But It's Uncommon
News  |  6/23/2021  | 
Some ransomware attackers use virtual machines to bypass security detection, but adoption is slow for the complicated technique.
New DNS Name Server Hijack Attack Exposes Businesses, Government Agencies
News  |  6/23/2021  | 
Researchers found a "novel" class of DNS vulnerabilities in AWS Route53 and other DNS-as-a-service offerings that leak sensitive information on corporate and government customers, with one simple registration step.
Survey Seeks to Learn How 2020 Changed Security
Quick Hits  |  6/23/2021  | 
Respondents to a new Dark Reading/Omdia survey will be entered into a drawing for a Black Hat Black Card.
Carnival Cruise Line Reports Security Breach
Quick Hits  |  6/17/2021  | 
The cruise ship operator says the incident affected employee and guest data.
Ransomware Operators' Strategies Evolve as Attacks Rise
News  |  6/16/2021  | 
Security researchers find ransomware operators rely less on email and more on criminal groups for initial access into target networks.
Biden Tells Putin Critical Infrastructure Sectors 'Off Limits' to Russian Hacking
Quick Hits  |  6/16/2021  | 
President Joe Biden said he and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed to discuss boundaries in cyber activity.
Cars, Medicine, Electric Grids: Future Hackers Will Hit Much More Than Networks in an IT/OT Integrated World
Commentary  |  6/16/2021  | 
Intelligent systems must include the right cybersecurity protections to prevent physical threats to operational technology.
Russian National Convicted on Charges Related to Kelihos Botnet
Quick Hits  |  6/16/2021  | 
Oleg Koshkin was arrested in 2019 and faces a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison, the DoJ reports.
Name That Toon: Sight Unseen
Commentary  |  6/14/2021  | 
Feeling creative? Submit your caption in the comments, and our panel of experts will reward the winner with a $25 Amazon gift card.
Microsoft CISO Shares Remote Work Obstacles & Lessons Learned
News  |  6/8/2021  | 
Bret Arsenault explains changes he implemented along the way as Microsoft's workforce went from 20% to 97% remote.
Cartoon Caption Winner: Road Trip
Commentary  |  6/7/2021  | 
And the winner of Dark Reading's cartoon caption contest is ...
Is Your Adversary James Bond or Mr. Bean?
Commentary  |  6/2/2021  | 
Especially with nation-state attacks, its critical to assess whether you're up against jet fighter strength or a bumbler who tries to pick locks.
3 SASE Misconceptions to Consider
Commentary  |  5/31/2021  | 
SASE is all the rage, promising things IT leaders have long dreamed about, but a purist approach may create consequences.
SolarWinds Attackers Impersonate USAID in Advanced Email Campaign
News  |  5/28/2021  | 
Microsoft shares the details of a wide-scale malicious email campaign attributed to Nobelium, the group linked to the SolarWinds supply chain attack.
Prevention Is the Only Cure: The Dangers of Legacy Systems
Commentary  |  5/27/2021  | 
Prolonged exposure to poorly managed legacy IT devices proves time and time again the familiar adage: What can go wrong will go wrong.
Cloud Compromise Costs Organizations $6.2M Per Year
News  |  5/25/2021  | 
Organizations reported an average of 19 cloud-based compromises in the past year, but most don't evaluate the security of SaaS apps before deployment.
Rise in Opportunistic Hacks and Info-Sharing Imperil Industrial Networks
News  |  5/25/2021  | 
Security researchers at Mandiant have seen an increasing wave of relatively simplistic attacks involving ICS systems - and attackers sharing their finds with one another - since 2020.
Axis Fosters Work-From-Home Momentum with Zero Trust Network Access
Commentary  |  5/25/2021  | 
SPONSORED: Watch now -- VPN and VDI, while still useful, lack the hardened security required to keep users secure. That's created an opening for Zero Trust network access.
Your Network's Smallest Cracks Are Now Its Biggest Threats
Commentary  |  5/25/2021  | 
Bad actors have flipped the script by concentrating more on low-risk threats. Here's how to address the threat and the tactics.
Turn the Tables: Supply Chain Defense Needs Some Offense, Fortinet Says
Commentary  |  5/25/2021  | 
SPONSORED CONTENT: Watch now -- While the SolarWinds hack put fresh attention on supply chain vulnerabilities, Derek Manky of Fortinet's Fortiguard Labs suggests dismantling cybercriminals' own supply chains.
Sophos Research Uncovers Widespread Use of TLS By Cybercriminals
Commentary  |  5/24/2021  | 
SPONSORED CONTENT: Nearly half of all malware is being disseminated via the Transport Layer Security cryptographic protocol, says Dan Schiappa, executive VP and chief product officer for Sophos.
Cobalt Strike Becomes a Preferred Hacking Tool by Cybercrime, APT Groups
News  |  5/19/2021  | 
Incident response cases and research show how the red-team tool has become a become a go-to for attackers.
Colonial Pipeline CEO Confirms Ransom Payment
Quick Hits  |  5/19/2021  | 
CEO Joseph Blount says the $4.4 million payment was a necessary decision amid high-stakes infrastructure disruption.
How to Adapt to Rising Consumer Expectations of Invisible Security
Commentary  |  5/19/2021  | 
Working from home has changed users' ideas about seamless security. Here's how to address them.
Cisco Plans to Create 'Premium' SecureX Offering With Kenna Security Features
News  |  5/18/2021  | 
Executives from Cisco share insights on the networking giant's ambitious security strategy.
DarkSide Ransomware Variant Targets Disk Partitions
Quick Hits  |  5/17/2021  | 
A newly discovered DarkSide ransomware variant can detect and compromise partitioned hard drives, researchers report.
Name That Toon: Road Trip
Commentary  |  5/17/2021  | 
Feeling creative? Submit your caption in the comments, and our panel of experts will reward the winner with a $25 Amazon gift card.
SOC Teams Burdened by Alert Fatigue Explore XDR
Quick Hits  |  5/14/2021  | 
ESG research finds a complex attack surface and threat landscape make alerts too overwhelming to monitor accurately
Microsoft Adds GPS Location to Identity & Access Control in Azure AD
Quick Hits  |  5/13/2021  | 
New capabilities let admins restrict access to resources from privileged access workstations or regions based on GPS location.
Vulnerable Protocols Leave Firms Open to Further Compromises
News  |  5/12/2021  | 
Companies may no longer have Internet-facing file servers or weakly secured Web servers, but attackers that get by the perimeter have a wide-open landscape of vulnerability.
Why You Should Be Prepared to Pay a Ransom
Commentary  |  5/12/2021  | 
Companies that claim they'll never pay up in a ransomware attack are more likely to get caught flat-footed.
A Startup With NSA Roots Wants Silently Disarming Cyberattacks on the Wire to Become the Norm
News  |  5/11/2021  | 
Trinity Cyber takes a new spin on some traditional network-security techniques, but can its approach catch on widely?
Cartoon Caption Winner: Greetings, Earthlings
Commentary  |  5/11/2021  | 
And the winner of Dark Reading's April cartoon caption contest is ...
Colonial Pipeline Cyberattack: What Security Pros Need to Know
News  |  5/10/2021  | 
As the massive US pipeline operator works to restore operations after a DarkSide ransomware attack late last week, experts say it's a cautionary tale for critical infrastructure providers.
Tulsa Deals With Aftermath of Ransomware Attack
Quick Hits  |  5/10/2021  | 
Weekend attack shuts down several city sites and service.
How North Korean APT Kimsuky Is Evolving Its Tactics
News  |  5/7/2021  | 
Researchers find differences in Kimsuky's operations that lead them to divide the APT into two groups: CloudDragon and KimDragon.
Most Organizations Feel More Vulnerable to Breaches Amid Pandemic
Quick Hits  |  5/7/2021  | 
More than half of business see the need for significant long-term changes to IT due to COVID-19, research finds.
CISA Publishes Analysis on New 'FiveHands' Ransomware
Quick Hits  |  5/6/2021  | 
Attackers used publicly available tools, FiveHands ransomware, and SombRAT to successfully target an organization, officials report.
Researchers Explore Active Directory Attack Vectors
News  |  5/3/2021  | 
Incident responders who investigate attacks targeting Active Directory discuss methods used to gain entry, elevate privileges, and control target systems.
Dark Reading Celebrates 15th Anniversary
Commentary  |  5/3/2021  | 
Cybersecurity news site begins 16th year with plans to improve site, deliver more content on cyber threats and best practices.
Survey Finds Broad Concern Over Third-Party App Providers Post-SolarWinds
Quick Hits  |  4/30/2021  | 
Most IT and cybersecurity professionals think security is important enough to delay deployment of applications, survey data shows.
7 Modern-Day Cybersecurity Realities
Slideshows  |  4/30/2021  | 
Security pros may be working with a false sense of security. We explore seven places where old methods and techniques have to change to keep their organizations safe.
How to Secure Employees' Home Wi-Fi Networks
Commentary  |  4/28/2021  | 
Businesses must ensure their remote workers' Wi-Fi networks don't risk exposing business data or secrets due to fixable vulnerabilities.
Ransomware Recovery Costs Near $2M
Quick Hits  |  4/27/2021  | 
The cost of recovering from a ransomware attack has more than doubled in one year, Sophos researchers report.
4 Ways CISOs Can Strengthen Their Security Resilience
Commentary  |  4/27/2021  | 
Security pros must remember bad actors will target their infrastructure, using counter-incident response technology in the process.
Proofpoint to Be Acquired by Thoma Bravo for $12.3B
Quick Hits  |  4/26/2021  | 
The cybersecurity company will go private following the all-cash transaction.
Prometei Botnet Adds New Twist to Exchange Server Attacks
Quick Hits  |  4/22/2021  | 
Attackers are using the well-known Microsoft Exchange Server flaw to add machines to a cryptocurrency botnet, researchers say.
Name That Toon: Greetings, Earthlings
Commentary  |  4/22/2021  | 
Caption time! Come up with something out of this world for Dark Reading's latest contest, and our panel of experts will reward the winner with a $25 Amazon gift card.
Justice Dept. Creates Task Force to Stop Ransomware Spread
Quick Hits  |  4/21/2021  | 
One goal of the group is to take down the criminal ecosystem that enables ransomware, officials say.
Zero-Day Flaws in SonicWall Email Security Tool Under Attack
News  |  4/21/2021  | 
Three zero-day vulnerabilities helped an attacker install a backdoor, access files and emails, and move laterally into a target network.
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CVE-2021-2322
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-23
Vulnerability in OpenGrok (component: Web App). Versions that are affected are 1.6.7 and prior. Easily exploitable vulnerability allows low privileged attacker with network access via HTTPS to compromise OpenGrok. Successful attacks of this vulnerability can result in takeover of OpenGrok. CVSS 3.1 ...
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PUBLISHED: 2021-06-23
A vulnerability in SonicOS where the HTTP server response leaks partial memory by sending a crafted HTTP request, this can potentially lead to an internal sensitive data disclosure vulnerability.
CVE-2021-21809
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-23
A command execution vulnerability exists in the default legacy spellchecker plugin in Moodle 3.10. A specially crafted series of HTTP requests can lead to command execution. An attacker must have administrator privileges to exploit this vulnerabilities.
CVE-2021-34067
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-23
Heap based buffer overflow in tsMuxer 2.6.16 allows attackers to cause a Denial of Service (DoS) by running the application with a crafted file.
CVE-2021-34068
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-23
Heap based buffer overflow in tsMuxer 2.6.16 allows attackers to cause a Denial of Service (DoS) by running the application with a crafted file.