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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.

FTC Promotes Resources to Prevent Cyberbullying

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released an announcement on the importance of addressing cyberbullying. As children return to school, FTC encourages parents and educators to monitor kids' online activity and engage in conversations about preventing cyberbullying.

NCCIC encourages users to review FTC’s article and the following resources for more information:

Adobe Releases Security Update for Creative Cloud

Adobe has released a security update to address a vulnerability in Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop Application. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to obtain access to sensitive information.

NCCIC encourages users and administrators to review Adobe Security Bulletin APSB18-32 and apply the necessary update.

FTC Issues Alert on Bitcoin Blackmail Scams

The Federal Trade Commission has released an alert on Bitcoin blackmail scams. In these schemes, scammers threaten victims with public disclosure of their "secret" unless they send a payment in Bitcoin.

NCCIC encourages users and administrators to refer to the FTC Alert and a related FBI press release for more information. If you believe you have been a victim of these scams, report it to the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center at www.ic3.gov.

Apache Releases Security Update for Apache Struts 2

The Apache Software Foundation has released a security update to address a vulnerability in Apache Struts versions 2.3 to 2.3.34 and 2.5 to 2.5.16. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to take control of an affected system.

NCCIC encourages users and administrators to review Apache Security Bulletin S2-057 and apply the necessary update.

Adobe Releases Security Updates

Adobe has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in Adobe Photoshop CC. An attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system.

NCCIC encourages users and administrators to review Adobe Security Bulletin APSB18-28 and apply the necessary updates.

Ghostscript Vulnerability

NCCIC is aware of a Ghostscript vulnerability affecting various vendors. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to take control of an affected system.
    
NCCIC encourages users and administrators to review the Vulnerability Note VU#332928, apply the necessary workarounds, and refer to vendors for appropriate patches, when available.

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