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.

Cisco Releases Security Updates

Cisco has released security updates to address vulnerabilities affecting multiple 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:

Adobe Releases Security Updates for After Effects and Media Encoder

Adobe has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in After Effects and Media Encoder. An attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) encourages users and administrators to review Adobe Security Bulletins APSB20-09 and APSB20-10 and apply the necessary updates.

VMware Releases Security Updates for vRealize Operations for Horizon Adapter

VMware has released security updates to address multiple vulnerabilities in vRealize Operations for Horizon Adapter. A remote attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) encourages users and administrators to review VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2020-0003 and apply the necessary updates.

Be Cautious of Romance Scams

This Valentine’s Day, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) reminds users to be wary of internet romance scams. Cyber criminals partaking in this type of fraud target victims, gain their confidence, and convince them to transfer funds. When online dating, use caution and never send gifts or money to someone you have not met in person.

North Korean Malicious Cyber Activity

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Department of Defense (DoD) have identified the following malware variants used by the North Korean government. The U.S. Government refers to malicious cyber activity by the North Korean government as HIDDEN COBRA.

New SchoolSafety.gov Provides Cyber Guidance for K-12 Schools

The Federal School Safety Clearinghouse just launched its website: SchoolSafety.gov. This website—a collaboration between the Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Departments of Education, Justice, and Health and Human Services—features a fact sheet on Cyber Safety Considerations for K-12 Schools and School Districts.

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