Our analysis of the Adobe Flash zero-day vulnerability used in the latest Pawn Storm campaign reveals that the previous mitigation techniques introduced by Adobe were not enough to secure the platform. Used in Pawn Storm to target certain foreign affairs ministries, the vulnerability identified as CVE-2015-7645 represents a significant change in tactics from previous exploits. It is…Read More
The discovery of the first Stagefright vulnerability last July is turning out to be just the beginning of many security concerns for Android users. The latest Nexus security bulletin released earlier this month includes updates for 15 remote code execution vulnerabilities related to libstagefright, all tagged as critical. We discovered four of the mentioned vulnerabilities…Read More
Microsoft released six patches this month, which included three rated as critical and the remaining as important. The vulnerabilities found in October’s patch update targeted computer accounts with higher access rights and was done in multiple online and offline platforms. This means computers or laptops with overlapping users or have multiple access to admin accounts are…Read More
Trend Micro researchers have discovered that the attackers behind Pawn Storm are using a new Adobe Flash zero-day exploit in their latest campaign. Pawn Storm is a long-running cyber-espionage campaign known for its high-profile targets and usage of the first Java zero-day we’ve seen in the last couple of years.
In this most recent campaign, Pawn Storm targeted several foreign affairs ministries from around the globe. The targets received spear phishing e-mails that contained links leading to the exploit. The emails and URLs were crafted to appear like they lead to information about current events.Read More
Security researchers were the first to respond during the Shellshock attacks of 2014. After news of the fatal flaw in the prevalent Bash (Bourne Again Shell)— found in most versions of the Unix and Linux operating systems as well as in Mac OSX —was released, researchers started looking into how it can be used against affected web…Read More