Cyber snippets 2022
The below is a snapshot of the cybersecurity news, updates, risks, and threat actor activities, relevant to the Higher Education and Research sector.

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Latest cyber snippets

Date
Category
Summary
Notes
Link/ source
11 August 2022
Threat category: phishing/malware/ransomware
Cloudflare was the target of a sophisticated phishing attack. Here's why it didn't work

10 August 2022
Threat category: system and cloud (including patches)
Microsoft Patches ‘Dogwalk’ Zero-Day and 17 Critical Flaws

10 August 2022
Cyber good practice, articles, guides and updates
Most college online chiefs expect hybrid shift by 2025, survey finds

09 August 2022
Cyber good practice, articles, guides and updates
Australians blocked from cheating sites

09 August 2022
Threat category: system and cloud (including patches)
Microsoft Patch Tuesday, August 2022 Edition

09 August 2022
Cyber good practice, articles, guides and updates
Australian court finds insurer not liable for ransomware clean-up costs

08 August 2022
Threat category: advisory
Slack admits to leaking hashed passwords for five years

05 August 2022
Threat category: phishing/malware/ransomware
Top Malware Strains of 2021

05 August 2022
Cyber good practice, articles, guides and updates
New Traffic Light Protocol standard released after five years

05 August 2022
Threat category: advisory
DrayTek Router RCE vulnerability

04 August 2022
Threat category: phishing/malware/ransomware
Cloud-enabled macOS spyware detected

04 August 2022
Threat category: system and cloud (including patches)
Hackers Exploited Atlassian Confluence Bug to Deploy Ljl Backdoor for Espionage

03 August 2022
Cyber good practice, articles, guides and updates
College in the Metaverse Is Here. Is Higher Ed Ready?

03 August 2022
Threat category: phishing/malware/ransomware
35,000 code repos not hacked—but clones flood GitHub to serve malware

03 August 2022
Threat category: system and cloud (including patches)
Patches out for serious vulnerabilities in several VMware products

03 August 2022
Cyber good practice, articles, guides and updates
Australia Ranks 8th in Big Tech Study

02 August 2022
Threat category: advisory
Universities Put Email Users at Cyber Risk

02 August 2022
Threat category: advisory
STUDENTS AT TOP UNIVERSITIES IN AUSTRALIA, THE US AND UK AT RISK OF FRAUD

02 August 2022
Threat category: phishing/malware/ransomware
97% Top 10 Universities Complacent with Cyber Attackers

02 August 2022
Threat category: phishing/malware/ransomware
Be careful what you download: 17 password-stealing Android apps removed from Google Play

02 August 2022
Cyber good practice, articles, guides and updates
Cybersecurity Career Pathways for Women

01 August 2022
Threat category: advisory
Data breach FAQs: University of Western Australia

29 July 2022
Threat category: phishing/malware/ransomware
This phishing attack uses a countdown clock to panic you into handing over passwords

29 July 2022
Threat category: phishing/malware/ransomware
Reports of government ransomware attacks are down, but looks are deceiving

29 July 2022
Threat category: system and cloud (including patches)
CISA Warns of Atlassian Confluence Hard-Coded Credential Bug Exploited in Attacks

29 July 2022
Threat category: phishing/malware/ransomware
Ransomware group demands £500,000 from British schools, citing cyber insurance policy