Hackers exploit Adobe Reader flaw

Thursday - 12/8/2011, 8:33am EST

Security researchers at Symantec say hackers have exploited a security flaw in Adobe Reader to attack defense contractors. Joshua Talbot is a senior security manager at Symantec's response group. He tells Computer World, this is the latest in a string of exploitations aimed at specific industries. Telecomm, manufacturing, computer hardware and chemical companies have also been hit. Adobe issued a warning earlier this week about security holes in products running on PCs. The company says it learned of them from Lockheed Martin's response team and the Defense Security Information Exchange.

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