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Windows zero-day exploited in US local govt phishing attacks
2022-06-06 16:09

European governments and US local governments were the targets of a phishing campaign using malicious Rich Text Format documents designed to exploit a critical Windows zero-day vulnerability known as Follina.

BleepingComputer is aware of local governments in at least two US states that were targeted by this phishing campaign.

"Proofpoint blocked a suspected state aligned phishing campaign targeting less than 10 Proofpoint customers attempting to exploit Follina/CVE 2022 30190," security researchers at enterprise security firm Proofpoint revealed.

Windows information: Computer information, list of usernames, Windows domain information.

The security flaw exploited in these attacks is tracked as CVE-2022-30190 and was described by Redmond as a Microsoft Windows Support Diagnostic Tool remote code execution bug.

While Microsoft is yet to release CVE-2022-30190 patches, CISA has urged Windows admins and users to disable the MSDT protocol abused in these attacks after Microsoft reported active exploitation of the bug in the wild.


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https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/windows-zero-day-exploited-in-us-local-govt-phishing-attacks/

Related Vulnerability

DATE CVE VULNERABILITY TITLE RISK
2022-06-01 CVE-2022-30190 Unspecified vulnerability in Microsoft products
Microsoft Windows Support Diagnostic Tool (MSDT) Remote Code Execution Vulnerability.
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microsoft
critical
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