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 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.
Administrators and security teams are in for a busy day tackling 11 Microsoft security bulletins, Adobe updates and Oracle has pre-announced that their quarterly update scheduled to be released later today, will contain several critical updates to their portfolio of products; namely Java and databases.
A new technique for exploiting an 18-year-old bug in Windows Server Message Block (SMB), which would allow attackers to intercept user credentials, had been uncovered by Cylance researcher Brian Wallace.
LG Split Screen software that comes with the company's ultra wide monitors stealthily weakens Windows users' defenses by deactivating the OS' User Account Control (UAC) feature, developer Christopher Bachner claims.
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