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US-CERT Current Activity

A regularly updated summary of the most frequent, high-impact security incidents currently being reported to the US-CERT.

Bomb Threats Emailed Around the World 13 Dec 2018, 11:59 pm

Original release date: December 13, 2018

The National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC), part of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), is aware of a worldwide email campaign targeting businesses and organizations with bomb threats. The emails claim that a device will detonate unless a ransom in Bitcoin is paid.

If you receive a bomb threat email, NCCIC recommends the following actions:


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WordPress Releases Security Update 13 Dec 2018, 8:06 pm

Original release date: December 13, 2018 | Last revised: December 14, 2018

WordPress 5.0 and prior versions are affected by multiple vulnerabilities. An attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system.

The National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC), part of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), encourages users and administrators to review the WordPress Security Release and upgrade to WordPress 5.0.1.


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Google Releases Security Updates for Chrome 12 Dec 2018, 10:00 pm

Original release date: December 12, 2018

Google has released Chrome Version 71.0.3578.98 for Windows, Mac, and Linux. This version addresses a vulnerability that an attacker could exploit to take control of an affected system.

The National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC), part of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), encourages users and administrators to review the Chrome Releases page and apply the necessary updates.


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Microsoft Releases December 2018 Security Updates 11 Dec 2018, 9:11 pm

Original release date: December 11, 2018

Microsoft has released updates to address multiple vulnerabilities in Microsoft software. An attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to obtain access to sensitive information.

The National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC), part of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), encourages users and administrators to review Microsoft’s December 2018 Security Update Summary and Deployment Information and apply the necessary updates.

 


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Mozilla Releases Security Updates for Firefox 11 Dec 2018, 4:13 pm

Original release date: December 11, 2018

Mozilla has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in Firefox and Firefox ESR. A remote attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system.

The National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC), part of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), encourages users and administrators to review the Mozilla Security Advisories for Firefox 64 and Firefox ESR 60.4 and apply the necessary updates.

 


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Adobe Releases Security Updates 11 Dec 2018, 4:10 pm

Original release date: December 11, 2018

Adobe has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in Adobe Acrobat and Reader. An attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system.

The National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC), part of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), encourages users and administrators to review Adobe Security Bulletin APSB18-41 and apply the necessary updates.


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Adobe Releases Security Updates 6 Dec 2018, 3:45 pm

Original release date: December 06, 2018

Adobe has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Flash Player installer. An attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system.

NCCIC encourages users and administrators to review Adobe Security Bulletin APSB18-42 and apply the necessary updates.


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Apple Releases Multiple Security Updates 6 Dec 2018, 12:53 am

Original release date: December 05, 2018

Apple has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in multiple products. An attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system.

NCCIC encourages users and administrators to review the Apple security pages for the following products and apply the necessary updates:


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Google Releases Security Updates for Chrome 4 Dec 2018, 8:25 pm

Original release date: December 04, 2018

Google has released Chrome version 71.0.3578.80 for Windows, Mac, and Linux. This version addresses multiple vulnerabilities that an attacker could exploit to take control of an affected system.

NCCIC encourages users and administrators to review the Chrome Releases page and apply the necessary updates.


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FTC Issues Alert on Recent Marriott Breach 4 Dec 2018, 6:10 pm

Original release date: December 04, 2018

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released an alert to provide affected users with recommended precautions against identity theft after the recent breach of the Marriott International Starwood guest reservation database.

NCCIC encourages users and administrators to review the FTC Alert and the NCCIC Tip on Preventing and Responding to Identity Theft. If you believe you are a victim of identity theft, visit the FTC’s identity theft website to make a report.


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