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U.S. And U.K. Governments Issue Update Now Warning For Windows, macOS And Linux Users

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Both U.S. and U.K. government agencies have taken the unusual step of issuing a rare update now warning to Windows, macOS and Linux users concerning a critical cybersecurity threat from advanced persistent threat (APT) attackers. Here's everything you need to know.

It isn't the first time that the National Security Agency (NSA) has released a critical security vulnerability warning but these government agency update now advisories are few and far between. Once again, though, the NSA is making such a warning; this time regarding an ongoing attack from advanced persistent threat (APT) actors. The NSA warns that attackers could remotely take control of affected Windows, macOS and Linux systems. The United States Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has also issued an advisory and is recommending that users upgrade now. Furthermore, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) in the U.K. isn't being left out of the attack threat alert party either. So what is the threat behind this string of critical warnings?

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