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RSA hack exploited Flash vulnerability

The company confirmed, the hack hat compromised RSA’s SecurID product resulted from a targeted advanced persistent threat that took advantage of zero-day vulnerability in the Adobe Flash Player. Attack took the form of two spear phishing e-mails sent over two days to two small groups of RSA employees. The e-mail’s subject line read “2011 Recruitment Plan,” Rivner wrote, and “the e-mail was crafted well enough to trick one of the employees to retrieve it from their Junk mail folder, and open the attached Excel file.”

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