Last updated on June 20, 2022

Volume 03 Issue 06- 20th June 2022

Monthly Bulletin


What is Ransomware?

It is a malware (malicious software) attack and in here the attacker locks and encrypts the victim’s data / important files and the attacker doesn’t stop there, he/she demands a payment to unlock and decrypt the data.

Cybersecurity Tips For Students At Home And In School

  1. Secure your social media
  2. Use apps, tools, and websites that encrypt data
  3. Have a recovery plan
  4. Use a VPN
  5. Use strong and unique passwords
  6. Be vigilant regarding phishing scams
  7. Know the terms and conditions
  8. Don’t share personal information
  9. Update apps and device operating systems
  10. Keep (secure) backups of important files or databases
  11. Don’t use unsecured WiFi sources
  12. Know your context and ‘networks’ (physical and digital)

Alert (AA22-138B) – Threat Actors Chaining Unpatched VMware Vulnerabilities for Full System Control

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is releasing this Cybersecurity Advisory (CSA) to warn organizations that malicious cyber actors, likely advanced persistent threat (APT) actors, are exploiting CVE-2022-22954 and CVE-2022-22960 separately and in combination.

BD Vulnerabilities in Synapsys

Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) have reported that there is a vulnerability in Synapsys, their microbiology informatics solution platform.

Exploitation of Microsoft Office vulnerability: Follina

The ACSC is aware of active exploitation of the “Follina” zero-day vulnerability in the Microsoft Support Diagnostic Tool (CVE-2022-30190).

Cyber News

Microsoft Word dark mode is coming to more users

One of our favorite Microsoft Word features is coming to the web app

GitHub offers post-mortem on recent security breach

GitHub has revealed details of a security breach that has allowed an unknown attacker to download data from dozens of private code repositories.

India to introduce six-hour data breach notification rule

Organizations in India face a six-hour data breach reporting deadline, following the introduction of new rules by the country’s computer emergency response team, CERT-In. The new rules will apply to critical parts of India’s network and IT infrastructure, including service providers, data centers, government organizations, and corporations.

Supreme Court blocks Texas social media moderation ban

A Texas law that would have banned much social media moderation is once again on hold.

Leaky database exposes job seekers to phishing attacks

A dataset belonging to an Italian job searching agency left the details of more than 100,000 people accessible to the public, the Cybernews research team has discovered.

Dream job abroad becomes a trap of online sexual abuse

Kaushi was a 21 year old school leaver and was looking for employment due to the financial hardships faced by her mother. She had to face lots of financial problems and didn’t get any chance from a job that she most wanted during that time period.

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Awareness Programmes

Past Events:

  • An awareness session of Hithawathi was held on 19th May 2022 at Joomla training workshop at Kandy Model School, Polgolla – which was organized by Nenasala Teldeniya. There were about 60 students participated for this session.

Movie Hint

Untraceable (2008)


An FBI cybercrime division is on the hunt for a tech-savvy killer who posts videos of his victims online. The world watches the killings via live streaming; the more people view his site, the faster the victim dies. How do you catch a killer who is untraceable?


Clocky is a brand of alarm clock outfitted with wheels, allowing it to hide itself in order to force the owner awake in an attempt to find it.

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