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TA14-300A: Phishing Campaign Linked with “Dyre” Banking Malware 0

TA14-300A: Phishing Campaign Linked with “Dyre” Banking Malware

Original release date: October 27, 2014 Systems Affected Microsoft Windows Overview Since mid-October 2014, a phishing campaign has targeted a wide variety of recipients while employing the Dyre/Dyreza banking malware. Elements of this phishing campaign vary from target to target including senders, attachments, exploits, themes, and payload(s).

TA14-295A: Crypto Ransomware 0

TA14-295A: Crypto Ransomware

Original release date: October 22, 2014 Systems Affected Microsoft Windows Overview Ransomware is a type of malicious software (malware) that infects a computer and restricts access to it until a ransom is paid to unlock it. This Alert is the result of Canadian Cyber Incident Response Centre (CCIRC) analysis in coordination with the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to provide further information about crypto ransomware, specifically to: Present its main characteristics, explain the prevalence of ransomware, and the proliferation of crypto ransomware variants; and Provide prevention and mitigation information

Microsoft Releases Advisory for Unpatched Windows Vulnerability 0

Microsoft Releases Advisory for Unpatched Windows Vulnerability

Original release date: October 22, 2014 Microsoft has released a security advisory to provide recommended mitigations for an unpatched vulnerability, ( CVE-2014-6352 ) which affects all Microsoft Windows releases except Windows Server 2003. This vulnerability could allow an attacker to take control of an affected system if a user opens a specially crafted Microsoft Office file