MIDDLE EAST AND ASIA
Kaspersky Lab technologies automatically detected a new
exploited vulnerability in the Microsoft Windows OS kernel.
The exploited vulnerability (CVE-2018-8611) was found in
malware targeting a small number of victims in the Middle
East and Asia.
The vulnerability was found in the kernel mode module
of the operating system. It was reported to Microsoft,
which released a patch.
Researchers at Check Point, a leading
provider of cybersecurity solutions globally,
shared details of vulnerabilities that could
have affected any player of the hugely
popular online battle game, Fortnite.
If exploited, the vulnerability would have
given an attacker full access to a user’s
account and their personal information
as well as enabling them to purchase virtual in-game
currency using the victim’s payment card details.
The vulnerability would also have allowed attackers to
listen to and record in-game chat as well as surrounding
sounds and conversations within the victim’s home or other
location of play.
Check Point notified Epic Games of the vulnerability which
has now been fixed.