Attackers Exploiting New Windows Bug

Attackers are launching new assaults on Windows, using an unpatched, critical zero-day bug in Visual Studio 2005. The exploits employ an unusual method of downloading known trojans onto their fake Websites.

"We started seeing several hundreds of hits from various IP addresses this weekend," says Mike Dausin, a security researcher at TippingPoint. The attacks are originating from Russia, he says. "They are using this vulnerability to install viruses on computers in the U.S." Dark Reading - Desktop Security - Attackers Exploiting New Windows Bug - Security News Analysis

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