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The ransomware appends various extensions to infected files and is a variant of CrySiS. The malware has been in operation since 20...


The exploit kit was discovered in early 2019 and exploits a flaw in Adobe Flash Player to drop the GootKit Trojan. A Microsoft Win...


The ransomware appends a random extension to encrypted files and reports to double the price of the ransom if not paid on time. Th...


The campaign used a zero-day privilege escalation vulnerability in Microsoft Windows to carry out attacks against government insti...


The threat group behind the campaign is using the Ratsnif remote access trojan family to carry out attacks that perform a range of...


Multiple threat groups with ties to China have updated their arsenal to include the exploit for the Microsoft Equation Editor vuln...


An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists in Windows when the Win32k component fails to properly handle objects in memory, ak...


A local elevation of privilege vulnerability exists in how splwow64.exe handles certain calls, aka 'Microsoft splwow64 Elevati...


Multiple critical memory safety bugs have been discovered in Mozilla Firefox 68 and Firefox ESR 60.8. Successful exploitation coul...


Multiple critical memory safety bugs have been discovered in Mozilla Firefox 68. Successful exploitation could lead to arbitrary c...

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