September 1, 2021

The Mozi botnet continues to spread despite the arrest of its alleged author and experts believe that it will run for many other years.  Mozi is an IoT botnet that borrows the code from Mirai variants and the Gafgyt malware, it appeared on the threat landscape in late 2019. The Mozi botnet was spotted by security experts from 360 Netlab, at […]

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Network-attached storage (NAS) appliance maker QNAP is working on security patches for its products affected by recently fixed OpenSSL flaws. Taiwanese Network-attached storage (NAS) appliance maker QNAP announced that it is assessing the potential impact of two recently addressed flaws in OpenSSL on its products. The company also announced that it is working on security updates […]

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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced sanctions against several organizations over email account hacking. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced sanctions against eight entities belonging to three companies over email account hacking due to cybersecurity failures. The companies were not able to protect the confidential information of their customers. “The Securities […]

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The FBI and CISA issued a joint cybersecurity advisory to warn organizations to remain vigilant against ransomware attacks during weekends or holidays. The FBI and CISA warn organizations to keep high their defenses against ransomware attacks during weekends or holidays. The government agencies have observed an increase in ransomware attacks occurring on holidays and weekends, […]

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Today’s podcast reports on Women in Cyber Day, a weekend cyberattack warning, a list of the worst IT practices and why you should beware of proxyware

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Cyber security is becoming an expensive endeavour for organisations – and in many cases, the costs are so high that they can’t deal with threats appropriately. In fact, a Kaspersky report has found that only half of organisations have a dedicated IT security team, and only one in five has the tools to monitor and respond to cyber security incidents. This is despite increased data protection requirements, with the introduction of the likes of the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), and a growing number of cyber attacks, many of which have sparked high-profile debates about the importance of an effective

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Today’s Hashtag Trending script was prepared by Jori Negin-Shecter. Large swaths of Reddit will go dark protesting sitewide anti-vaxxers, Gen Z is moving away from phone calls, and Windows 11 has a release date. It’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending! It’s Wednesday, September 1, and I’m your host, […]

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