FlashPack exploit kits that affected more than 60K Japanese users were found to be delivered via a compromised website add-on. The tool adds social media sharing buttons on a webpage that may lead to an Adobe Flash exploit.
Security issues such as the Heartbleed bug and a number of huge data breaches were the main attractions of the second quarter of 2014. Targeted industries and security companies responded in varying fashion, all in the name of protecting end-users.
Trend Micro researchers found two critical vulnerabilties in Alipay, an app payment system popular in China. When exploited, the vulnerabilities allow attackers to manipulate app displays or create phishing pages to get data.