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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 Issues Alert on University Employee Payroll Scam

The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has issued an alert addressing a spear phishing scam targeting university employees and their payroll accounts. Scam operators use fraudulent e-mails and websites to entice employees to reveal login credentials.

Users are encouraged to review the IC3 Alert for details and refer to Security Tip ST04-014 for information on social engineering and phishing attacks.

Mozilla Releases Security Updates for Firefox, Firefox ESR, SeaMonkey, and Thunderbird

The Mozilla Foundation has released security updates to address multiple vulnerabilities in Firefox, Firefox ESR, SeaMonkey, and Thunderbird. Exploitation of these vulnerabilities may allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system.

Updates available include:

  • Firefox 35
  • Firefox ESR 31.4
  • SeaMonkey 2.32
  • Thunderbird 31.4

Users and administrators are encouraged to review the Security Advisories for Firefox, Firefox ESR, SeaMonkey, and Thunderbird and apply the necessary updates.

Adobe Releases Security Updates for Flash Player

Adobe has released security updates to address multiple vulnerabilities in Flash Player, one of which could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.

Users and administrators are encouraged to review Adobe Security Bulletin APSB15-01 and apply the necessary updates.

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