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Russian Hackers Exploiting Recent Windows Vulnerability

Category: Operating Systems
Posted: 04:02PM
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Microsoft is reporting that the hacking group known as Strontium is among those actively exploiting the vulnerability recently disclosed by Google, with security researchers FireEye going as far as stating that the group is "most likely sponsored by the Russian government." Microsoft has reiterated that users of the latest version of Windows 10 and the Edge browser are safe, adding that users must have Adobe Flash installed to be vulnerable. It is believed that Strontium began exploiting this flaw with spearphishing, "a technique that involves targeting specific individuals with emails and other messages that seek to fool them into revealing their logins." The involvement of the Russian government cannot be proven at this time, and the country continues to deny any involvement though researchers claim that "the amount of circumstantial evidence is certainly mounting."

Source: BBC



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