New research from Malwarebytes has found that malvertising is one of the primary infection vectors used to reach millions of consumers this year.
CrowdStrike researchers have recently discovered a security vulnerability in the virtual floppy drive code used by many computer virtualization platforms, which could be exploited by attackers to escape the confines of the virtual machine and to gain code-execution access to the underlying host machine, other VMs running on that host, and potentially to the the host’s local network and neighbouring systems.
APT28, believed to consist of Russian hackers, has been spotted wielding two zero-day exploits in the latest targeted attack aimed at an "international government entity in an industry vertical that aligns with known APT28 targeting." According to FireEye researchers, the group, which seems to be the same one behind the "Pawn Storm" campaigns and which has been recently found targeting NATO members and the White House, has been exploiting the Adobe Flash CVE-2015-3043 vulnerability and a local privilege escalation vulnerability in Windows (CVE-2015-1701 - does not affect Windows 8 and later) since April 13, 2015.
According to MIT, Harvard, and HackerOne researchers, the answer is not throwing more money at bug hunters, but incentivize them to find the the same vulnerabilities that the offense researchers have found.
Adobe released a new version of Flash Player (126.96.36.199) for Windows and Macintosh, and for Linux (188.8.131.527).
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