Hackers linked to the Russian government used previously unknown flaws in Microsoft Corp.’s Windows and Adobe Systems Inc.’s Flash to try to infiltrate discussions on sanctions policy, a person familiar with the attack said.
The spying scheme was detected on April 13 by U.S. cybersecurity firm FireEye Inc. and targeted an agency of an overseas government that was in discussions with the U.S. about sanctions policy. The attack was halted before the group extracted any data, the company said in a blog post Saturday.
The hacking group, which FireEye calls Advanced Persistent Threat 28, or APT28, is known for advanced cyber-attacks and its use of malware known as Sofacy. In this case, it took the unusual step of using two so-called zero-day exploits to try to infiltrate the computer systems of its victim in a highly sophisticated attack, FireEye said.
“While there is not yet a patch available for the Windows vulnerability, updating Adobe Flash to the latest version will render this in-the-wild exploit innocuous,” FireEye said in a blog post.
Adobe has created a fix for the vulnerability while Microsoft is working on a patch, FireEye said. The flaw does not apply to Windows 8 and later versions.
what a freaking mess they made of it. They choose this subscription model over a floating license model and make it a management nightmare.
then they only allow other people that are not the registered user to view files IF they commit to putting all their data on the cloud. Otherwise, no sharing of techn9ical worker output with management approval people, unless we also get licenses for these people as well.
No wonder Apple banned Adobe from their boxes. This is a mess.
Besides, their web site is unusable, their contact me to try to book a sales is non existent, and their sales people (when you can actually get to them after 15 minutes on hold) are rude and arrogant.
Sales lady "If you would shut up and stop talking I would tell you where the license model is at".
I have bought $50M or more in floating licensed tools and design tools and this model is a mess. a management nightmare for the company, but oh so nice for Adobe. they basically don't care what they impose on their customers.
Adobe Systems ($ADBE -0.67%) rose over 5% in after-hours trading after it reported Q4 adjusted EPS of 62 cents, above consensus of 60 cents, and reported its Q4 creative cloud subscriptions rose 933,000, higher than estimates of 697,000.
now if they could act like a consumer facing company rather than the awkward dictatorial group they have become, it would push them even higher.
Their new policies and practices around their subscription services and how they have (half way) most of their products, don't handle others, half way get a consistent business model, etc.
They are by far the worst customer service company I have dealt with. they have hired all these account specialists to tell me what I can't do and all they do is clog up my time and do absolutely NOTHING. They put on all these very focused CS people who run in circles, asking you to contact hem all the time, but when there is a real problem, they do nothing, ignore you, and nothing happens.
Been trying to setup a corporate account that I can live with and they can't seem to deal with how a large corporation would work. Everything is part pricing, one of terms, all users having to put in a credit card number, etc.
No way to execute a bulk license for our company.
No wonder Apple bans their stuff from Apple products...