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Adobe Gets Hacked; Hackers Steal 2.9 million Adobe Customers accounts

Adobe Gets Hacked; Hackers Steal 2.9 million Adobe Customers accounts

October 04, 2013Mohit Kumar
Hackers broke into Adobe Systems’ internal network on Thursday, stealing personal information on 2.9 million customers and the source code for several of Adobe’s most popular products. This an absolutely massive blow to Adobe, especially their reputation. Adobe, which makes Photoshop and other programs, revealed that cyber attackers had access user information, including account IDs and encrypted passwords as well as credit and debit card numbers. The company did not specify which users of its various software programs were hit. But Products compromised in this attack include Adobe Acrobat, ColdFusion , and ColdFusion Builder. " We believe these attacks may be related. We are working diligently internally, as well as with external partners and law enforcement, to address the incident. " the company said in a customer security alert . Adobe's Arkin says the company is not aware of zero-day exploits or other specific threats to its customers due to the
BlackBerry Z10 Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

BlackBerry Z10 Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

June 18, 2013Mohit Kumar
BlackBerry Z10 users should be aware that there is a privilege escalation vulnerability. The vulnerability potentially allows a hacker to modify or edit data on a stolen BlackBerry Z10 smartphone with BlackBerry Protect enabled, identified as BSRT-2013-006 (CVE-2013-3692) According to the advisory , an escalation of privilege vulnerability exists in the software 'BlackBerry® Protect™' of  Z10 phones, supposed to help users delete sensitive files on a lost or stolen smartphone , or recover it again if it is lost. “ Taking advantage of the weak permissions could allow the malicious app to gain the device password if a remote password reset command had been issued through the BlackBerry Protect website, intercept and prevent the smartphone from acting on BlackBerry Protect commands, such as a remote smartphone wipe. " The company says that version 10.0.9.2743 is not affected and that they have found no evidence of attackers exploiting this vulnerability in
Patch released for critical Adobe vulnerabilities

Patch released for critical Adobe vulnerabilities

February 21, 2013Mohit Kumar
Today Adobe released a patch for two critical vulnerabilities (CVE-2013-0640 and CVE-2013-0641) that are already being exploited by attackers. Adobe released version 11.0.02 of its Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat Pro applications.  Vulnerabilities affect Adobe Reader and Acrobat XI (11.0.01 and earlier), X (10.1.5 and earlier) and 9.5.3 and earlier for Windows and Mac OS X systems. " These updates address vulnerabilities that could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system ." security advisory  reads . Exploits were discovered by security company FireEye and researchers with antivirus provider Kaspersky Lab have confirmed the exploit can successfully escape the Adobe sandbox. Users can update the software through the built-in updater or by downloading a copy of the  Windows ,  Mac , or  Linux  installer directly from Adobe's website. 
Adobe Reader zero-day vulnerability with modified Blackhole Exploit-Kit

Adobe Reader zero-day vulnerability with modified Blackhole Exploit-Kit

November 08, 2012Mohit Kumar
Group-IB , a Russian cybercrime investigation company has discovered a zero-day vulnerability, affects Adobe Reader X and Adobe Reader XI. The vulnerability is also included in new modified version of Blackhole Exploit-Kit , which is used for the distributing the banking Trojans (Zeus, Spyeye, Carberp, Citadel) with the help of exploitation different vulnerabilities in client-side software. The particular exploit is available in underground forums for as much as $50,000 and bug is dangerous because it permits cybercriminals to run arbitrary shellcode by bypassing the sandbox feature integrated into the more recent versions of Adobe Reader. For now this flaw is distributed only in only small circles of the underground but it has the potential for much larger post-exploitation methods. The exploit is limited to  Microsoft Windows installations of Adobe Reader and it can’t be fully executed until the user closes his Web browser (or Reader). Adobe representatives said that
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