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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.

WordPress Releases Security Update

WordPress 4.1.2 has been released to address multiple vulnerabilities, one of which could allow a site to be compromised by a remote attacker. WordPress 4.1.1 and earlier are affected by this vulnerability.

US-CERT recommends users and administrators review the WordPress Security Release and apply the necessary updates.

IC3 Warns of Cyber Attacks Focused on Law Enforcement and Public Officials

The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has issued an alert warning that law enforcement personnel and public officials may be at an increased risk of cyber attacks. Doxing—the act of gathering and publishing individuals’ personal information without permission—has been observed. Hacking collectives may exploit publicly available information identifying officers or officials, their employers, and their families. These target groups should protect their online presence and exposure.

Users are encouraged to review the IC3 Alert for details and refer to US-CERT Tip ST06-003 for information on staying safe on social network sites.

Mozilla Releases Security Update for Firefox

The Mozilla Foundation has released Firefox 37.0.2 to address a vulnerability that may allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the Firefox Security Advisory and apply the necessary update.

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