Russian Cyber Spies Used Unknown Windows Flaws

A widely reported Russian cyber-spying campaign against diplomatic targets in the United States and elsewhere has been using two previously unknown flaws in software to penetrate target machines, a security company investigating the matter said. FireEye Inc., a prominent U.S. security company, said the espionage effort took advantage of holes in Adobe Systems Inc.'s Flash software for viewing active content and Microsoft Corp.'s ubiquitous Windows operating system.