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Symantec confirms Reader exploits targeted defense companies

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December 9, 2011
Cyber Security, FedCyber Wire, Incidents
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Security researchers at Symantec today confirmed that exploits of an unpatched Adobe Reader vulnerability targeted defense contractors, among other businesses.

“We’ve seen [this targeting] people at telecommunications, manufacturing, computer hardware and chemical companies, as well as those in the defense sector,” said Joshua Talbot, senior security manager in Symantec’s security response group, in an interview Wednesday.

Symantec mined its global network of honeypots and security detectors — and located email messages with attached malicious PDF documents — to come to that conclusion.

via ComputerWorld, continued here.