CISA Warning Akira Ransomware Exploiting Cisco ASA/FTD Vulnerability

Following reports that it’s likely being exploited in Akira ransomware attacks, the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) added a now-patched security flaw affecting Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) and Firepower Threat Defense (FTD) software to its list of known exploited vulnerabilities (KEV) on Thursday.

The high-severity information disclosure flaw in question is CVE-2020-3259 (CVSS score: 7.5), which might enable an attacker to access memory contents on a compromised device. Cisco corrected it as part of upgrades that were made available in May 2020.

The cybersecurity company Truesec reported late last month that it had discovered evidence indicating that Akira ransomware attackers had used it as a weapon read more CISA Warning Akira Ransomware Exploiting Cisco ASA/FTD Vulnerability.

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