Adobe Flash provides six of the top 10 bugs used by exploit kits in 2016

Adobe Flash responsible for six of the top 10 bugs used by exploit kits in 2016

So, are you ready to uninstall Adobe Flash now?

Of the top 10 vulnerabilities incorporated by exploit kits in 2016, six of them (rather unsurprisingly) affected Adobe Flash Player.

Real-time threat intelligence provider Recorded Future arrived at those findings by analyzing thousands of sources including information security blogs and deep web forum postings.

Source: Adobe Flash provides six of the top 10 bugs used by exploit kits in 2016

HMRC cuts scam emails by 300 million through new cyber security… – HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC)

 

This is a significant decrease in the half a billion phishing emails sent to customers alleging to be from an ‘@HMRC.gov.uk’ email address in both 2014 and 2015, and shows the progress the department is making in tackling these types of cyber threats.

Source: HMRC cuts scam emails by 300 million through new cyber security… – HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC)

Watch Out For These 7 Christmas Internet Scams: AMessage fro Hoax Slayer

Every year, as Christmas draws near, cybercriminals tend to ramp up their nefarious activities. They trundle out the same tried and tested tactics that they use all year but trick them up with Christmas and holiday themes to draw in more victims.And, they capitalise on the fact that, during the holiday season, people are buying more products online, searching for more gifts, and may be spending more time on their computers.

Source: Watch Out For These 7 Christmas Internet Scams

Service station thieves ‘using car key jammers’ – BBC News

Thieves are using radio jammers to steal from cars parked at motorway service stations, police warn.

Thames Valley Police said the transmitters could be used to “interrupt” signals from remote keys, preventing vehicles from being locked properly.

The force said 14 recent thefts from lorries, vans and cars with “no obvious sign of a break-in” had been reported.

It advised motorists to check vehicles before leaving them unattended.

Source: Service station thieves ‘using car key jammers’ – BBC News

Police takedown computer network used to infect millions of devices

The National Crime Agency (NCA) is asking people to protect themselves from malware after a computer network known as Avalanche has been taken down.

Source: Police takedown computer network used to infect millions of devices

Do NOT Send Christmas Cards for Recovering Soldiers to Queen Elizabeth Hospital – Hoax-Slayer 2G

Circulating message claims that people can send Christmas cards to recovering soldiers in the UK via the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.

The information in the message is incorrect and counterproductive. The Queen Elizabeth Hospital does not have such a program operating and has asked that people show their support in alternative ways.

Source: Do NOT Send Christmas Cards for Recovering Soldiers to Queen Elizabeth Hospital – Hoax-Slayer 2G