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More than one thousand companies related to the energy industry in Europe and North America are said to have been targeted by internet hackers, with particular interest in compromising industrial control systems.
Who would possibly have a motive to launch such an attack? *innocent face*
A new zero-day vulnerability has been found in all versions of Internet Explorer, and it is being actively exploited in targeted attacks according to security firm FireEye.
Microsoft hasn’t patched against this zero-day vulnerability yet, which is actively exploited by malicious hackers.
New research reveals that one of the most successful methods of hitting a company with a targeted attack is to disguise it as a simple LinkedIn email.
Microsoft has issued a warning about a critical zero-day vulnerability in versions of Internet Explorer, that is being exploited in “limited, targeted attacks”.
Although no official patch is available yet, the company has issued an emergency Fix It tool to reduce the risk.
Security experts at Proofpoint have produced an attractive infographic summing up the threat posed by targeted attacks and spear-phishing.
The UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer has said that British government computers are being attacked by over 20,000 malicious email attacks each month.