Phishers Launch Zero Day Exploits
Look out. Phishing attacks are starting to use zero day exploit code.
Two days after the Internet Explorer VML zero-day exploit code was released, phishers used it in their attacks, says Tod Beardsley, lead counter-fraud engineer at TippingPoint.
"That's unusual... Phishers don't usually take the bleeding-edge." But thanks to the increasingly popular WebAttacker hacker tool, which quickly added the VML bug to its repertoire once it was made public, attackers got the zero-day feature in their tool updates, he says. Dark Reading - Desktop Security - Phishers Launch Zero-Day Exploits - Security News Analysis
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