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The US-CERT Current Activity web page is a regularly updated summary of the most frequent, high-impact types of security incidents currently being reported to the US-CERT.

DHS Email Phishing Scam

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is aware of an email phishing scam that tricks users into clicking on malicious attachments that look like legitimate Department of Homeland Security (DHS) notifications. The email campaign uses a spoofed email address to appear like a National Cyber Awareness System (NCAS) alert and lure targeted recipients into downloading malware through a malicious attachment.

CISA encourages users and administrators take the following actions to avoid becoming a victim of social engineering and phishing attacks:

Mozilla Releases Security Updates for Firefox and Firefox ESR

Mozilla has released security updates to address a vulnerability in Firefox and Firefox ESR. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to take control of an affected system. This vulnerability was detected in exploits in the wild.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) encourages users and administrators to review the Mozilla Security Advisory for Firefox 67.0.3 and Firefox ESR 60.7.1 and apply the necessary updates.

Mozilla Releases Security Update for Thunderbird

Mozilla has released a security update to address vulnerabilities in Thunderbird. An attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) encourages users and administrators to review the Mozilla Security Advisory for Thunderbird 60.7.1 and apply the necessary update.

Google Releases Security Updates for Chrome

Google has released Chrome 75.0.3770.90 for Windows, Mac, and Linux. This version addresses a vulnerability that an attacker can exploit to take control of an affected system.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) encourages users and administrators to review the Chrome Release and apply the necessary updates.

Exim Releases Security Patches

Exim has released patches to address a vulnerability affecting Exim versions 4.87–4.91. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to take control of an affected email server. This vulnerability was detected in exploits in the wild.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) encourages users and administrators to review the Exim CVE-2019-10149 page and either upgrade to Exim 4.92 or apply the necessary patches.

FTC Releases Alert on Updating Software

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released an alert on keeping software up to date to help protect sensitive information such as financial and tax information.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) encourages consumers to review the FTC article and FTC’s OnGuardOnline for additional information.

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