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.

FTC Promotes International Charity Fraud Awareness Week

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released an article promoting International Charity Fraud Awareness Week (ICFAW), which runs October 21–25. FTC, the National Association of State Charities Officials, and state and international partners coordinated this campaign to help both charities and donors avoid charity fraud.

NSA and NCSC Release Joint Advisory on Turla Group Activity

The National Security Agency (NSA) and the United Kingdom National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) have released a joint advisory on advanced persistent threat (APT) group Turla—widely reported to be Russian. The advisory provides an update to NCSC’s January 2018 report on Turla’s use of the malicious Neuron, Nautilus, and Snake tools to steal sensitive data.

ISC Releases Security Advisories for BIND

The Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) has released security advisories that address vulnerabilities affecting multiple versions of ISC Berkeley Internet Name Domain (BIND). A remote attacker could exploit one of these vulnerabilities to obtain sensitive information.

Cisco Releases Security Updates

Cisco has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in Cisco products. A remote attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system. For updates addressing lower severity vulnerabilities see the Cisco Security Advisories page.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) encourages users and administrators to review the following Cisco Advisories and apply the necessary updates:

Multiple Vulnerabilities in Pulse Secure VPN

The CERT Coordination Center (CERT/CC) has released information on multiple vulnerabilities affecting Pulse Secure Virtual Private Network (VPN). An attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system. These vulnerabilities have been targeted by advanced persistent threat (APT) actors.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) encourages users and administrators to review the following resources for more information and to apply the necessary updates:

VMware Releases Security Update for Harbor Container Registry for PCF

VMware has released a security update to address a vulnerability affecting Harbor Container Registry for Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF). An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to take control of an affected system.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) encourages users and administrators to review VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2019-0016 and apply the necessary update.

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