Microsoft Releases Windows Updates to Block Exploits Used by Russian Hackers

Microsoft rolled out this month’s Patch Tuesday updates to address a total of 57 vulnerabilities in its software, including several security flaws that were being used by hacking groups linked to the Russian government.

The software giant revealed in a blog post today that it worked together with security companies ESET and FireEye to patch the vulnerabilities, explaining that users who installed the previous updates were already protected, but this month’s release introduces additional mitigations to make sure everyone is secure.

First and foremost, there’s the Office remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability documented in CVE-2017-0261 and which the company says it’s been used by hacking group Turla (also known as Venomous Bear, KRYPTON, and Waterbug). The exploit involved a compromised JavaScript script that was delivered to unpatched systems and which was used to depl… (read more)

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Juniya Sankara

Juniya Sankara

I love everything to do with Microsoft Windows, and the new Windows 10 is great so far. I love to spend my time researching on how viruses and bacteria work in my personal lab. I also enjoy history and comics.

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