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Fancy Bears Use Microsoft Vulnerability To Play On US Terrorism Fears

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It’s beingreported todaythat Fancy Bears hacking grouphave changed the tactics of aphishing campaign which uses a Microsoft exploit to install malwareto focus on the US instead of Europe. They have done this by encouraging users to click on ‘US-centric’ topics exploiting fears around therecent terrorist attackin New York.IT security experts commented below.

Dan Matthews, Director of EngineeringatLastline:

“It is not surprising that even advanced threat actors are learning about and using publicly disclosed attack techniques via Twitter feeds, blog posts and other social media outlets. The internet was designed to be an information equalizer, allowing distant research institutions to collaborate.

We can look at the Vault7 exploit tool kit disclosure last spring as the same type of public release, but in the opposite direction. In the...(continued)

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