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Russian hackers exploit Windows, Flash Player zero-day flaws in targeted attack

2015/04/20

Softpedia - (International) Microsoft is working to patch a privilege escalation flaw in its operating system (OS) affecting Windows 7 and earlier products after FireEye researchers reported the zero-day attack, allegedly run by a Russian group dubbed APT28, on Adobe Flash Player that relies on the Flash vulnerability to gain access to the targeted system. Adobe released a patch addressing the flaw with its current version of Flash Player.

Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Russian-Hackers-Exploit-Windows-Flash-Player-Zero-Day-Flaws-in-Targeted-Attack-478836.shtml

Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at: http://www.dhs.gov/dhs-daily-open-source-infrastructure-report.


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