"Late last week, the staff of the popular world-building video game Minecraft published an unusual blog post announcing that a version of the game had a digital flaw that hackers could exploit to take over players' computers. The gaming company released a patch and encouraged players who run their own servers to do the same.
But the cybersecurity community quickly realized that the vulnerability, embedded in an incredibly popular and common software tool, could potentially impact billions of devices.
Over the weekend, the Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released a statement on what has become known as the "Log4j" vulnerability, or "Log4shell." The agency discussed efforts to help private-sector partners fix the problem and urged all companies to upgrade their software." For more information visit the source of this information at https://www.npr.org/2021/12/14/1064123144/companies-scramble-to-defend-against-newly-discovered-log4j-digital-flaw – December 15, 2021