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.
The FBI has released an article addressing ransomware campaigns that use intimidating messages claiming to be from the FBI or other government agencies. Scam operators use ransomware – a type of malicious software – to infect a computer and restrict access to it until a ransom is paid to unlock it.
Google has released Chrome 40.0.2214.91 for Windows, Mac, and Linux to address multiple vulnerabilities. Exploitation of these vulnerabilities may allow a remote attacker to cause a denial of service condition or obtain personal information.
US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the Google Chrome blog entry and apply the necessary updates.
Adobe has released security updates to address a vulnerability in Flash Player, which could potentially allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system.
Users and administrators are encouraged to review Adobe Security Bulletin APSB15-02 and apply the necessary updates.