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January 19, 2021

Fourth SolarWinds malware strain shows diversity of tactics, need to focus on detection, response

Researchers have found a fourth strain of malware – Raindrop – that was used in the SolarWinds supply chain attack, a loader similar to the Teardrop tool. But while Teardrop was delivered by the original Sunburst backdoor in early July 2020, Raindrop was used just under two weeks later for spreading laterally across the victim’s…

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January 19, 2021

7 vulnerabilities in popular DNS forwarding software open door to range of attacks

Researchers at JSOF have discovered distinct spoofing and buffer overflow vulnerabilities associated with DNSMasq, used in networking devices to cache and forward Domain Name System requests.

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January 18, 2021

Free cyber career training coursework emerges as a perk in tough times

New complimentary offerings are helping current, aspiring and unemployed infosec professionals gain an upper hand in a down economy, while aiding an industry facing a growing skills gap.

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January 16, 2021

FIN11 e-crime group shifted to CL0P ransomware and big game hunting

FIN11 has increasingly factored CL0P ransomware into its operations, and its clear they also put a substantial amount of effort into each follow-up compromise.

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January 15, 2021

Biden to invest in cyber workforce, but without plan to overcome lingering staffing hurdles

President-elect Joe Biden announced funding to modernize secure IT and lure cyber talent to the public sector as part of his plan to stimulate the economy and rebuild in the wake of the pandemic. But cybersecurity experts remain skeptical that the newfound funding focus on cybersecurity will be enough to draw the necessary talent. Noting…

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January 15, 2021

NSA urges use of enterprise resolvers to protect DNS traffic on corporate networks

NSA advises security pros to use designated enterprise DNS resolvers to lock down DoH on corporate networks.

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January 15, 2021

Surge in remotely hosted phish images? Some say it’s business as usual

In Nov. 2020 alone, company blocked 262 million emails containing malicious, remotely hosted images.

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January 15, 2021

Intel unveils ransomware-fighting CPUs

The capability is an easy win for CISOs, which can benefit with limited tweaks to machines.

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January 15, 2021

Cybersecurity Collaborative creates task force to mitigate third-party risk

Recent supply chain attacks prompted cybersecurity professionals, under the auspices of Cybersecurity Collaborative, to stand up a task force focused on minimizing third-party risk. The need for the Third-Party Risk Task Force, which kicked off this week, has been amplified by recent advanced persistent threat attacks that infiltrated corporate and government networks, due to security…

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