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Oracle to Acquire Cloud Security Firm Zenedge

Security Week - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 3:00pm

Oracle said Thursday that it has agreed to acquire cloud security firm Zenedge for an undisclosed sum.

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Global Powers Must Address 'Episodes of Cyberwar': UN Chief

Security Week - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 1:14pm

World leaders must lay the groundwork on how countries respond to cyberattacks that have proven to be a daunting threat, whether by state actors or criminal enterprises, UN secretary general Antonio Guterres said Friday.

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Oracle WebLogic Server Flaw Exploited to Deliver Crypto-Miners

Security Week - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 11:12am

Threat actors are exploiting a recently patched vulnerability in Oracle WebLogic Server to infect systems with crypto-currency mining malware, FireEye reports. 

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U.S. Government Contractors Score Poorly on Cyber Risk Tests

Security Week - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:41am

Report Analyzes Cyber Risk of Federal Supply Chain 

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U.S. Energy Department Announces Office for Cyber, Energy Security

Security Week - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:38am

The U.S. Department of Energy announced this week that it’s creating a new Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response (CESER).

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BGP Flaws Patched in Quagga Routing Software

Security Week - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 4:14am

Several vulnerabilities that could lead to denial-of-service (DoS), information disclosure, and remote code execution have been patched this week in the Quagga routing software suite.

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U.S., Canada, Australia Attribute NotPetya Attack to Russia

Security Week - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 1:00am

The United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand have joined the United Kingdom in officially blaming Russia for the destructive NotPetya attack launched last summer. Moscow has denied the accusations.

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Russian Hackers Sent to U.S. Prison for Stealing 160 Million Bank Card Numbers

Security Week - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 4:15pm

A United States Judge this week sent two Russian nationals to prison for their involvement in a hacking scheme that compromised roughly160 million credit card numbers and incurred losses of hundreds of millions.

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Dispel Launches Election Security Platform

Security Week - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 1:43pm

Dispel, a U.S.-based company that specializes in secure communication and collaboration systems, on Thursday announced the launch of a new product designed to help protect elections against malicious cyber actors.

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Financial Regulator's Algorithm Compliance Concerns Are Relevant to All Businesses

Security Week - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 11:36am

The UK's financial regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), issued a report Monday warning financial companies that it would be looking closely at so-called 'algo trading': "Algorithmic Trading Compliance in Wholesale Markets" (PDF).

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'DoubleDoor' IoT Botnet Uses Two Backdoor Exploits

Security Week - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 11:06am

A newly discovered Internet of Things (IoT) botnet is using two exploits to ensure it can not only bypass authentication on targeted devices, but also render additional protections useless, NewSky Security has discovered. 

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The Starbucks Effect on IT Security

Security Week - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 10:31am

The Starbucks Effect is Pervasive in the IT Industry and Threat Intelligence is Also Affected by That Movement

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Over $100,000 Paid Out in 'Hack the Air Force 2.0'

Security Week - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 9:09am

HackerOne on Thursday announced the results of a bug bounty challenge run by the U.S. Air Force on its platform. More than $100,000 were paid out for over 100 vulnerabilities reported during Hack the Air Force 2.0.

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To Get the Most from Your Multicloud Environment, Know Thyself

Security Week - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 8:55am

With the Right Team Working Together You Can Address the Security, Privacy, and Compliance Challenges of Multicloud 

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Intel Offers $250,000 for Side-Channel Exploits

Security Week - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 7:04am

Intel Opens Bug Bounty Program to All Researchers, Offers up to $250,000 for Flaws Similar to Meltdown and Spectre

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U.K. Officially Blames Russia for NotPetya Attack

Security Week - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 3:25am

The United Kingdom on Thursday officially accused the Russian government of launching the destructive NotPetya attack, which had a significant financial impact on several major companies.

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Kaspersky Files New Lawsuit Over U.S. Government Software Ban

Security Week - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 1:42pm

Kaspersky Lab has filed a new lawsuit over the U.S. government’s decision to ban its products in federal agencies, this time challenging the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

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Windows Analytics Helps Assess Risk of Meltdown, Spectre Attacks

Security Week - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 12:56pm

Microsoft is stepping up its efforts to help IT professionals better assess whether their Windows devices are protected against the industry-wide Meltdown and Spectre attack techniques.

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Nine Remotely Exploitable Vulnerabilities Found in Dell EMC Storage Platform

Security Week - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 12:41pm

Nine remotely exploitable vulnerabilities have been found in Dell EMC's Isilon OneFS platform, a scale-out NAS storage platform that combines modular hardware with unified software to harness unstructured data.

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