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Monday, the Pentagon suddenly started uploading malware samples from APTs and other nation-state sources to the website VirusTotal. On Wednesday, Cisco in an advisory revealed that it had “inadvertently” shipped an in-house exploit code that was used in test scripts as part of its TelePresence Video Communication Server and Expressway Series software. And the market leader in commercial drone technology used by government, energy and public safety, DJI, patched a cross-site scripting bug on Thursday that could have been used to hijack user accounts and their sensitive data and images.
In Threatpost’s weekly news wrap up, editors Tom Spring, Lindsey O’Donnell and Tara Seals discuss the biggest news reports of the week.
Pentagon Draws Back the Veil on APT Malware with Sudden Embrace of VirusTotal
Two samples have already been added to the malware zoo, indicating a new openness from the federal government when it comes to cyber.
Cisco Accidentally Released Dirty Cow Exploit Code in Software
Cisco revealed that it had “inadvertently” shipped an in-house exploit code that was used in test scripts as part of its TelePresence Video Communication Server and Expressway Series software.
DJI Patches Forum Bug That Allowed Drone Account Takeovers
Bug opened door for malicious link attack, giving hacker access to stored DJI drone data of commercial and consumer customers.
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