The latest Internet Explorer bug has reportedly led to security issues at select companies, and now the fallout is truly being felt by some of the biggest names in business. Earlier today, we have heard from a number of credible sources that hackers managed to attack banks, energy companies, and defense contractors thanks to an Internet Explorer bug that gained a fix this week.
Details about the problem and fix can be seen within an official blog post issued by Microsoft to solve the Web browser security problems, which were revealed by FireEye, and it is worth noting that the fix for this Internet Explorer bug went live yesterday. Most users will notice that a Windows update will deliver the fixes needed without much effort on their part.
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Already Victims – this article on CNN Money touches on some of the so-called “Victims”, and also highlighted the fact that hackers are targeting older computers running software that’s outdated like Windows XP. They also set their sights on Internet Explorer 8 users for an easier target.
The same article suggests that Windows XP is being used by many “Defense Department” users and also banks, so this would of course worry some people relying on certain services to protect their information.
What version of Windows and Internet Explorer are you running, and do you think this is a good wake-up call for certain companies to get updated right away?