Yet again Flash is the means of attack by a Chinese hacking group that Fireeye has labelled APT3.
The attack IS in the wild, although limited in use.
The attack looks like a phishing email offering discounts on Apple computers.
Even though I have updates enabled on this computer, the version of Flash that I was running was 34 versions old. Of course, Adobe may not have released any or all of those intermediate versions.
You may remember that Steve Jobs was not a big fan of Flash – to be very polite. This is just one of the reasons why.