DHS warns about new ‘watering hole’ cyber attack vulnerability as a high-tech firm also reportedly is hit

 

Chinese Cyberattack Continues

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The Department of Homeland Security warned Internet Explorer users this week about a new software flaw used in remote cyber attacks as Microsoft issued an advisory on the embattled browser’s software hole.

The response followed reports in the Free Beacon revealing that hackers linked to China attacked the Council on Foreign Relations website and used it as a watering hole for a sophisticated cyberespionage attack.

Meanwhile, a company that builds microturbine electrical generators was attacked by the same hackers, according to two online security specialists.

The software traced to the CFR web attack also was present in the website of Capstone Turbine Co., a California manufacturer of high-tech turbine engine generators. Read more

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