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Vulnerabilities Most Exploited by Cyber Attacks

by Sarah Feldman

According to an analysis conducted by the Kaspersky Lab from Q1 of 2018, Microsoft Office applications are one of the most commonly exploited applications worldwide. A little under half of the complaints Kaspersky received related to Microsoft Office applications. Browser applications came in second with about a quarter of their complaints relating to their vulnerabilities.

Notably, applications interacting with PDFs are prone to cyber-attacks, since PDF files are one of the main file types cybercriminals target for phishing campaigns. Apps working with PDF files made up about 1 percent of the complaints in the report.

The U.S. government has been taking steps to counteract cybercriminals ahead of the midterm elections next week.

 

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