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Microsoft Patches Critical Zero-Day Exploit in Office Suite

This Patch Tuesday, Microsoft issues a fix for a zero-day vulnerability in the Office productivity suite that attackers were actively exploiting.

Kelihos Botnet Disrupted as Russian Hacker is Arrested

The alleged operator of the Kelihos botnet has been arrested, as the DOJ aims to disrupt the botnet's spam and ransomware operations.

eWEEKchat April 12: Why Behavioral Biometrics Is Key to New-Gen Security

Please join us April 12 for an eWEEKchat about behavioral biometrics and why they might be the key to stronger IT security at several different levels.
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National Foreign Trade Council Website Hit by Chinese Hackers VIDEO

DAILY VIDEO: Chinese nation-state hackers target U.S in Operation TradeSecret; SAP report finds digital technology isn’t improving collaboration; Google claims progress reducing fake business listings on Maps, Search; and there's more.

Microsoft Set to Patch New Zero-Day Office Vulnerability

McAfee and FireEye both report a previously undisclosed vulnerability in Microsoft Office that is being actively exploited by attackers.

While New Malware Declines Overall, macOS Malware Spikes SLIDESHOW

According to McAfee Labs, new volumes of malware, ransomware and spam tapered off at the end of 2016, though macOS wasn't as fortunate.
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Symantec Links Vault 7 Tools With Longhorn Attacks Ongoing Since 2011

Symantec makes a connection between the Vault 7 hacking tools allegedly developed by the CIA and a group known as Longhorn that has attacked at least 40 different targets across 16 countries.

IBM Discovers Mirai IoT Botnet Deploying Bitcoin Mining Payload

IBM Security researchers discover a variant of the Mirai IoT botnet that was doing more than just performing DDoS attacks against targets.
Xen Project

Xen Patches Hypervisor Breakout Risk Without Breaking the Cloud

The open-source Xen virtualization project patches a security vulnerability that could have enabled an attacker to breakout from hypervisor isolation. But unlike a Xen flaw in 2014, this time public cloud providers do not have to reboot all their servers.

CounterTack Adds Data Loss Prevention to Endpoint Threat Platform

The security vendor bolsters the endpoint detection and response capabilities of its Endpoint Threat Platform with the addition of data loss prevention in a bid to reduce risk.

Chinese Nation-State Hackers Target U.S in Operation TradeSecret

Fidelis Cybersecurity releases a report providing insight into an attack against the National Foreign Trade Council website, allegedly conducted by nation-state backed attackers in China.
Android Security

Google Patches Android Security Vulnerabilities in April Update

Google's April update for Android, patches 15 new mediaserver flaws, six of which are rated as having critical impact.
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