Researchers at FireEye have spotted an uptick in active exploits of CVE-2017-11774, an Outlook security feature bypass vulnerability. Attackers are also actively reversing Outlook vulnerability patch functionality. To help protect against such exploits, FireEye has provided Outlook hardening guidelines.
Security researchers from Trend Micro have spotted a dozen obfuscated botnets being used in a highly targeted malware campaign.
Researchers at Purdue University have developed a new tool dubbed R2D2 (short for “Reactive Redundancy for Data Destruction Protection”) that can protect systems from disk-wiping malware such as Shamoon and Stonedrill.