Jul 02, 2022
Arizona GOP election official quits due to ‘very nasty’ threats from Donald Trumps supporters: report
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Donald Trump's continued lies about the 2020 presidential election he lost has resulted in the loss of yet another GOP official.
"The elected county recorder and the elections director in Arizona’s Yavapai County are resigning after more than a year and a half of threats and heated criticism from backers of former President Donald Trump who accept his lie that he lost the 2020 election because of fraud," the Associated Press reported Saturday."County Recorder Leslie Hoffman said Friday that she is fed up with the "nastiness" and has accepted a job outside the county. Her last day will be July 22. She said longtime elections director Lynn Constabile is leaving for the same reason, and Friday is her last day."
The news comes less than a week after Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) revealed evidence of witness tampering during a public hearing of the House Select Committee Investigating the Jan. 6 Attack on the U.S. Capitol.
"A lot of it is the nastiness that we have dealt with," Hoffman said. "I’m a Republican recorder living in a Republican county where the candidate that they wanted to win won by 2-to-1 in this county and still getting grief, and so is my staff."
"I’m not sure what they think that we did wrong," she said. "And they’re very nasty. The accusations and the threats are nasty."
Ken Matta, the head of election security at the Arizona Secretary of State's office, quit his job in May, also citing the threats.
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Official Microsoft warning for all users – update now as security flaw spotted under active attack
The security flaw left users highly vulnerable to hacking and phishing.1Cape Town, South Africa – December 29, 2011: iPad 2 with Microsoft website on the screen, lying on an Apple MacBook Pro.Credit: Getty
The bug had a whopping CVSS score of 7.8 out of 10.
This scoring system measures the severity of a security threat.
The bug was created from a remote code execution that had affected the Microsoft Windows Support Diagnostic Tool (MSDT).
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"In an email attack scenario, an attacker could exploit the vulnerability by sending the specially crafted file to the user and convincing the user to open the file," according to the company.
A hacker could also create a website or use a website that contains malware to exploit the bug.
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"This is not an uncommon vector and malicious documents and links are still used by attackers to great effect," Kev Breen, director of cyber threat research at Immersive Labs, told The Hacker News.
"It underscores the need for upskilling employees to be wary of such attacks," said Breen.
This bug, that was found by Security researchers Bill Demirkapi and Matt Graeber, is a variant of the security flaw known as DogWalk from 2020.
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In total 121 bugs were found and patched. 17 of them were critical and 102 of them were rated important.
In addition to these flaws, Microsoft announced 25 other shortcomings in the past few weeks, The Hacker News reported.