21 Aug, 2017
Multiple zero-day vulnerabilities have been found and are being exploited in active attacks that could allow hackers to take control of affected users’ systems. Starting on the July 4th weekend hackers broke into and posted hundreds of gigabytes of data from Hacking Team, an Italian company suspected of helping repressive regimes and others spy on dissident groups through hacking. Included in the trove of stolen data was information on numerous zero-day vulnerabilities affecting Ad obe Flash along with rootkits and other hacking tools.
Meanwhile, Trend Micro researchers have found a new zero-day vulnerability affecting Oracle Java that is under attack as well.
As these vulnerabilities are added into exploit kits that make broad attacks easier, Trend Micro customers can relax.
Our customers are protected with our endpoint, network, and/or server solutions. For other users, we recommend you disable Flash and Java applications until the vulnerabilities are addressed by Adobe and Oracle.
Tom Kellerman, Trend Micro’s vice president for cyber security, explains the Hacking Team Flash zero day vulnerability on Fox Business.
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