Posted January 27, 2015
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- A critical zero-day vulnerability known as CVE-2015-0311 was found in Adobe Flash Player version 126.96.36.1997 and earlier for Windows, Macintosh and Linux. The vulnerability could allow a remote attacker to plant malware and take control of vulnerable computers. The bug is being distributed through the malicious Angler Exploit Kit to recruit computers into botnets or to commit click fraud. Adobe has issued an emergency update.
- Microsoft confirmed that its Outlook email service was targeted by hackers in China, the latest setback for the software giant in the country, where it is already being investigated for alleged anti-competitive practices. China’s Ministry of Commerce unveiled draft legislation that could change how the government regulates a corporate structure that has allowed companies in sensitive industries like the Internet, telecommunications and education to court foreign shareholders.
- Chinanews.com reported that the majority of Chinese websites with .com in their domain name were out of service last week due to the outage of several foreign DNS providers. According to the article, the DNS outage was suspected to be the result of hacker attacks.
- Leading up to Super Bowl XLIX, activist groups such as Sum Of Us are targeting sponsors. A YouTube video which has gone viral negatively portrays PepsiCo’s Doritos product.
- Documents recently leaked by former NSA intelligence contractor Edward Snowden suggest that China’s cyber-espionage activities resulted in 50 terabytes of stolen sensitive key design information relating to the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) – also known as the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II.
- The FBI is investigating a bomb threat made in a tweet that prompted the U.S. military to send F-16 fighter aircraft to escort two jets bound for Atlanta on Saturday. The threats involved a Southwest Airlines flight from Milwaukee and a Delta Air Lines flight from Portland, Oregon. Authorities scoured the planes and found no evidence of bombs.
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