Adobe releases emergency update following ransomware attacks

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On Thursday, Adobe released an emergency update to its Flash software in response to a security flaw that could serve as an opportunity for ransomware, according to a NBC News report. 

Researchers discovered the security flaw can be used to deliver ransomware to Windows PCs, according to the report. Adobe urged anyone using Flash, including Windows, Mac, Chrome and Linux computer users, to update Flash as soon as possible.

Trend Micro, a Japanese security software company, warned Adobe about Cerber, the ransomware exploiting the Flash vulnerability, as early as March 31, according to the report. Cerber can infect computers when users visit website tainted by the malware.

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