Last updated on July 19, 2022

Volume 03 Issue 07- 20th July 2022

Monthly Bulletin


Scanning a QR code to enter into a store during the pandemic or getting your university online assignments by scanning a QR code has become the latest trend. It’s a handy tool used by youngsters mostly and at times adults as well. So let’s see what really this “QR Code” is.

The 5 best browsers for privacy: Secure web browsing

  1. Brave
  2. Mozilla Firefox
  3. DuckDuckGo
  4. Microsoft Edge
  5. NoScript extension

Alert (AA22-174A)
Malicious Cyber Actors Continue to Exploit Log4Shell in VMware Horizon Systems

As part of this exploitation, suspected APT actors implanted loader malware on compromised systems with embedded executables enabling remote command and control (C2)

PoC Released for Zoho ManageEngine ADAudit Plus Vulnerability CVE-2022-28219

Security researchers released PoC for a previously disclosed unauthenticated remote code execution vulnerability affecting ADAudit Plus

Healthcare organizations targeted with Maui ransomware

A less known ransomware threat dubbed Maui has been and is likely to continue hitting healthcare organizations, a new CISA alert warns.

Cyber News

Facebook does not have a lottery promotion. This is a common scam.

A VERIFY viewer recently received an email claiming he was a winner of the “Facebook lottery promotion.” This is one of the most common scams on Facebook.

OpenSea discloses data breach, warns users of phishing attacks

OpenSea, the largest non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace, disclosed a data breach on Wednesday and warned users of phishing attacks that could target them in the coming days.

Data on 1 billion Chinese citizens may have leaked from the Shanghai police

Hacker claims to have stolen a massive database from the Shanghai police. The leak would be among the largest in China’s history if confirmed.



Nirmala: Please help me miss, I got your contact from one of my friends
Hithawathi: Yes Nirmala, what is your problem, please tell us.

Nirmala lives in Mawathagama. Manoj- her son, who sat for A/L exam very recently. Nirmala enrolled her son in a computer class. Two months later, physical classes were discontinued due to the COVID lockdown.

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Awareness Programmes

Past Events:

  • An online awareness session of Hithawathi was held on 30th May 2022 at Python Application Development workshop for MAC Institute Kekirawa – which was organized by LK Domain Registry Training Division. There were about 20 participated for this session.

Movie Hint

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)


In this movie, Daniel Craig plays the role of a journalist. And Rooney Mara plays a computer hacker. Together, they investigate what happened to a girl who disappeared 40 years ago.

Warning System

The project wants to warn a person to keep the necessary distance from the exhibit and send an email to the guard when he is in a red area.

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