It's been another busy week in the security market with all manner of stories hitting the headlines. We've rounded up the key news to make sure you don't miss a thing.
Kaspersky has uncovered evidence of nation-state hackers using satellite communications to hide the location and activities of advanced persistent threat (APT) malware campaigns.
The security firm said it has uncovered evidence that one of the groups is "Russian-speaking" and uses the infamous Turla malware. It has dubbed this group Turla.
Kaspersky said that using satellites means that the APTs are almost impossible to shut down as the infrastructure is untraceable. This is a major benefit for the hackers as normal command and control servers can usually be shut down by law enforcement.
Facebook-owned WhatsApp has fixed a flaw in the web-based version of the service that exposed some 200 million users to threats such as ransomware and spam bots.
Security firm Check Point uncovered the flaw that it said allows attackers to trick victims into “executing arbitrary code on their machines” by sending what appear to be harmless downloads such as contact information and emoji packs.
Kaspersky has rushed out an emergency security patch for its own antivirus product after it was alerted to a problem by a researcher on Twitter.
The firm reacted quickly by pushing out a fix within 24 hours. "A fix has already been distributed via automatic updates to all our clients and customers. We’re improving our mitigation strategies to prevent exploiting of inherent imperfections of our software in the future," it said.
Microsoft has issued 12 security fixes in the latest Patch Tuesday release to address problems in Windows, Office, the new Edge browser and the perennial favourite, Internet Explorer.
Four of the updates are rated critical and eight important. The critical updates affect Internet Explorer (MS15-094), Microsoft Edge (MS15-095), Microsoft Graphics Component (MS15-097) and Windows Journal (MS15-098).
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