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Cybersecurity Weekly: Threat advisories, passwords, people and the next generation of secure developers

January 3, 2022 by Camille Raymond

Researchers find 850,000 fake e-commerce accounts, using people as your secret weapon against cybercrime and creating the next generation of secure developers. All this, and more, in this week’s edition of Cybersecurity Weekly.

 

1. Threat Advisory: E-commerce bots use domain registration services for mass account fraud

Analysis of shopping-bot campaign data uncovered more than 850,000 fake accounts associated with a relatively small number of domains.

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2. Passwords and People: Your secret weapons against cybercriminals

Passwords and people continue to be low-hanging fruit for both organizations and cybercriminals. According to Verizon’s 2021 Data Breach Investigations Report, 61% of breaches involved stolen credentials, and 85% involved a human element.

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3. Creating the next generation of secure developers

Despite finding ourselves at this crunch point, the cybersecurity skills gap remains huge. This is compounded by a consistent lack of workplace training to teach employees secure coding principles and how they affect the software development life cycle.

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4. 22 cybersecurity statistics to know for 2022

As the rollercoaster of a ride that was 2021 comes to a close and we’re entering a more hopeful new year, we thought it apt to compile a list of impactful cybersecurity statistics that should help you stay at the top of your security and privacy game over the next 12 months.

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5. Microsoft releases emergency fix for Exchange year 2022 bug

As the year 2022 rolled in and the clock struck midnight, Exchange admins worldwide discovered that their servers were no longer delivering email. After investigating, they found that mail was getting stuck in the queue, and the Windows event log showed one of the following errors.

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Posted: January 3, 2022
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