• Microsoft said the use of "Russian hackers" vulnerability in Windows

  • Software maker Microsoft said on Tuesday, 1 November, hackers believed to be associated with the Russian authorities and carried out cyber attacks on the political structure of the United States, used a recently discovered flaw in the Windows operating system. About it reports Reuters.

    According to Microsoft, a number of attacks were perpetrated using phishing emails from the hacking group Strontium, better known as Fancy Bear, or APT 28.

    Patch for Windows designed to fix the vulnerability will be released on 8 November.

    It is not clear whether the vulnerability used Windows in any of the attacks on American political structures.

    Microsoft said that, in addition to the vulnerabilities in Windows that were used a vulnerability in Adobe's software Flash. Adobe Systems Inc. has released a security update on Monday.


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