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Malware takes over computer.

 

 

“OLEAN — Another virus has crippled city operations — this one of the digital kind. On Friday morning, city officials announced that the management information department detected and stopped a computer virus attack on the city’s computers before the opening of business.”

 

Bitcoin and physical currency.

 

 

“Decentralized exchange (DEX) Bisq rang the alarm bells last night after a hacker exploited a significant software flaw to steal more than $250,000 worth of cryptocurrency from users.”

 

The immigration visa application requires much personal data.

 

  
The names of hundreds of people seeking protection visas have been published on the website of the Federal Court in a catastrophic data breach that potentially puts asylum seekers at risk of harm.”

 

Fingerprint entry has simplified access for users but also opens risk of hackers.

 

 
“On April 6, the Federal Trade Commission announced a settlement with Tapplock, Inc. for falsely claiming in its privacy policy that its fingerprint-sensing smart locks were “unbreakable” and that it followed “industry best practices” to ensure that a user’s personal information was protected.”

 

That’s this week’s roundup, showing that every industry benefits when good cybersecurity habits are followed. Thanks for reading, stay safe and we’ll see you next week! (click here to download PDF version)

 

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