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  • Russian APT group actively exploiting Flash, Windows 0-day flaws

    20.04.2015

    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.

  • Attackers actively downing Microsoft's IIS web servers

    17.04.2015

    Attackers are actively exploiting a DoS vulnerability (CVE-2015-1635) affecting Microsoft's Internet Information Services (IIS) extensible web server, SANS ISC CTO Johannes Ullrich warns, and urges administrators to close the hole as soon as possible.

  • Exploit for crashing Minecraft servers made public

    17.04.2015

    After nearly two years of waiting for Mojang to fix a security vulnerability that can be used to crash Minecraft servers, programmer Ammar Askar has released a proof of concept exploit for the flaw in the hopes that this will force them to do something about it.

  • Adobe fixes Flash Player zero-day exploited in the wild

    15.04.2015

    Adobe released a new version of Flash Player (17.0.0.169) for Windows and Macintosh, and for Linux (11.2.202.457).

  • 122 online forums compromised to redirect visitors to Fiesta exploit kit

    10.04.2015

    Over a hundred forum websites have been compromised and injected with code that redirects users to sites hosting the Fiesta exploit kit, Cyphort researchers have found.




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