McAfee Says Cyber-attack Details Point to IE Security Vulnerability

Posted by vainrveenr on Jan 15, 2010 5:52 PM EDT
eWeek; By Brian Prince
Mail this story
Print this story

The more details that leak out about the cyber-attack that hit Google, Adobe Systems and roughly 30 other companies, the more complex the picture gets. According to a Jan. 14 analysis by McAfee, which has dubbed the situation "Operation Aurora," one of the malware samples involved in the attack exploited a new zero-day vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer. McAfee revealed little about the flaw, stating only that its investigation showed IE is vulnerable on all of Microsoft's operating systems, including Windows 7.

Full Story

» Read more about: Story Type: News Story, Security; Groups: Microsoft

« Return to the newswire homepage

This topic does not have any threads posted yet!

You cannot post until you login.