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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.

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.

Oracle Releases April 2015 Security Advisory

Oracle has released security fixes to address 98 vulnerabilities as part of its quarterly Critical Patch Update. Exploitation of some of these vulnerabilities may allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system.

Users and administrators are encouraged to review the Oracle April 2015 Critical Patch Update and apply the necessary updates.

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