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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

Microsoft Releases October 2014 Security Bulletin 0

Microsoft Releases October 2014 Security Bulletin

Original release date: October 14, 2014 Microsoft has released updates to address vulnerabilities in Windows, Office, Office Services and Web Apps, Developer Tools, .NET Framework, and Internet Explorer as part of the Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for October 2014. These vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution, elevation of privilege, or security feature bypass. US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the bulletin and apply the necessary updates.