You may have heard about a recently discovered 0-day vulnerability in Adobe Acrobat that has been used in targeted attacks. While this isn’t anything like a traditional phishing or malware attack, it could be considered a type of ‘spear’ phishing.
I say the amount of deal is surprising because very little information has come out about how to mitigate this attack. As a former IT security guy, this is extremely frustrating. Even in Adobe’s security advisory about the incident, they only information one is left with is to watch until March 11th for a patch. If you’re responsible for protecting users, there’s not much to do but hope your AntiVirus and other security products catch the attack.
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