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Sleuths Trace New Zero-Day Attacks to Hackers Who Hit Google

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September 10, 2012
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“It’s been more than two years since Google broke corporate protocol by revealing that it had been the victim of a persistent and sophisticated hack, traced to intruders in China that the company all but said were working for the government.

And it turns out the hacker gang that hit the search giant hasn’t been resting on its reputation; it’s been busy targeting other companies and organizations, using some of the same methods of attack, as well as a remarkable menu of valuable zero-day vulnerabilities. The attackers used at least eight zero-days in the last three years, including ones that targeted the ubiquitous software plugin Flash and Microsoft’s popular IE browser.”

Source: Sleuths Trace New Zero-Day Attacks to Hackers Who Hit Google | Threat Level | Wired.com