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US-CERT Warns All About Phishing Campaigns - SPAMfighter News (press release)

US-CERT Warns All About Phishing Campaigns

Infosecurity-magazine.com reported on 10th August, 2015 stating that the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team or US-CERT is notifying about a use-after-free (UAF) flaw in Adobe Flash (CVE-2015-5119); it was revealed due to hacking and ensuing dumping of Hacking Team's email and source code and is now being exploited in a new round of phishing attacks.

The advisory stated that campaigns target agencies of US government and private sector organisations across various sectors. All three campaigns exploited links of website contained in phishing emails; two websites exploited with the flaw while the third included the download of a ZIP file containing a maligned executable file. Most of the websites caught up are genuine business or organizational sites which were compromised and are hosting maligned content.

Systems tainted through targeted phishing scams act as an entry point for scammers to distribute throughout an entire...(continued)

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