Unfortunately for users, computer security threats are one of the “bad trends” today. Today, a new vulnerability could be discovered in Adobe Flash. That allows embedding malware in devices that have this software installed.
It has been a stressful week on the subject of security. We recently learned that Wi-Fi networks around the world could have been hacked. Also, thanks to a security flaw in the WPA2 protocol, exposing users to theft of information. Fortunately, Apple and Microsoft upgraded their systems to protect devices.
Adobe Flash Under Virus Attack?
Now, FinSpy or FinFisher, a new malware that is introducing on the Adobe Flash platform, has been discovered. The bug has been found by the computer security experts at Kaspersky Lab Inc. The responsibility for the attack goes to BlackOasis hackers.
An analysis reveals that, upon successful exploitation of the vulnerability, the FinSpy malware (also known as FinFisher) is installed on the target computer. FinSpy is a commercial malware, typically sold to nation states and law enforcement agencies to conduct surveillance. In the past, use of the malware was mostly domestic, with law enforcement agencies deploying it for surveillance on local targets
Experts say that the malware has been making its own replicas since 10 October. Those affected so far have been officials of the United Nations (UN), journalists, bloggers, politicians from the Middle East. As well as users from Afghanistan, Russia, Iraq, and the United Kingdom.
Knowing this new vulnerability, Adobe may be working on a new security update. That is to prevent the spread of malware discovered and solve the problem. In this regard, this update could be released in the coming days for download.
Adobe Flash Support End in Web Browsers
Browsers like Mozilla and Google Chrome will no longer support Flash Player software because of the recent frequent security flaws it has caused. For its part, the California-based company confirmed last July. That it would end Flash by 2020, enough time for websites to do without it.