WEEKLY CYBERSECURITY NEWSLETTER NO: 183
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1- GUEST ESSAY: How China’s updated digital plans impacts U.S. security and diplomacy
In May 2021, China unveiled their updated Five-Year Plan to the world. This plan marks the 14th edition of their socioeconomic, political, and long-range objectives, and has set the tone for a Chinese-dominated supply chain that will be accomplished using antitrust, intellectual property, and standa…
2- Russian publication Yandex says it is experiencing a “record scale” DDoS attack
Russian internet giant Yandex has been targeted in a massive distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack that started last week and and it reportedly continues this week, Bleeping Computer reports.
Russian media called the assault the largest in the history of Russian internet (RuNet), and that a US…
3- Password Security – Now’s the time to get serious
Did you know that over 80% of breaches involve brute force or lost and stolen credentials, and that over 70% of employees reuse passwords at work? Passwords are on your first line of defence against cyber-attacks and won’t be going away any time soon, getting this piece of the puzzle correct is foun…
4- US Cyber Command issues warning on Atlassian Confluence software
The US Cyber Command issued a warning that the Atlassian Corp. PLC’s Confluence software is being exploited on a large scale and that users should patch their installations immediately.
The vulnerability, formally named CVE-2021-26084, was revealed by Atlassian on Aug. 25 and was described as allowi…