Microsoft says hacking group targeted Windows, Adobe Flash

Microsoft will release a security patch for its operating system on 8 November, Windows chief Terry Myerson said


The security exploit, by a group Microsoft calls Strontium, was discovered by Google’s Threat Analysis Group and announced on Monday. Photo: AFP
The security exploit, by a group Microsoft calls Strontium, was discovered by Google’s Threat Analysis Group and announced on Monday. Photo: AFP

Seattle: Microsoft Corp. said a computer-hacking group that has previously targeted government agencies attacked its Windows software and Adobe Systems Inc.’s Flash product.

The company will release a security patch for its operating system on 8 November, Windows chief Terry Myerson said Tuesday in a blog post on Microsoft’s website. Users of Microsoft’s Edge browser on the latest update to Windows 10 are protected from the flaw, the company said.

The security exploit, by a group Microsoft calls Strontium, was discovered by Google’s Threat Analysis Group and announced on Monday. Bloomberg

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