SmokeLoader Actively Spreads by Exploiting Old Vulnerabilities


Cybercriminals have long found unpatched vulnerabilities to be a prime target for their attacks. Recently, a particular example that illustrates the pitiful state of weak systems has come to light.

Two roughly five-year-old vulnerabilities, CVE-2017-0199 and CVE-2017-11882, were being widely exploited, according to researchers. Despite the fact that these issues have patches, they are still being used. These flaws were being used by threat actors to spread the malware SmokeLoader. Read More…