Last updated on August 20, 2022

Volume 03 Issue 08- 20th August 2022

Monthly Bulletin


Factory resetting for your device is very important. The following instructions guide you through factory resetting several devices.

  • A record-breaking internet speed of 319 terabits per second (Tb/s).
    That is about 7.6 million times faster than the average home internet speed in the U.S. To achieve the speed, researchers developed an experimental optical fiber with four cores.
  • 82% of parents say their kids watched YouTube
  • 70% of Gen Z Are Unhappy With Their Social Media Purchase Journey
  • There are nearly 239.65 million Facebook users in India alone, making it the leading country in terms of Facebook audience size. (2022)

What are the important things to look out for online safe banking?

  1. Password
  2. Login Process
  3. Links & Websites
  4. Device
  5. Connectivity
  6. Apps & Software
  7. Check security of websites
  8. Suspicious SMS & calls
  9. Install a Virus Guard
  10. Update the system & anti-virus

CISA Warns of Atlassian Confluence Hard-Coded Credential Bug Exploited in Attacks

The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) on Friday added the recently disclosed Atlassian security flaw to its Known Exploited Vulnerabilities Catalog, based on evidence of active exploitation.

“ParseThru” vulnerability allows unauthorized access to cloud-native applications

A new vulnerability found in GoLang-based applications allows a threat actor to bypass validations under certain conditions and gain unauthorized access to cloud-native applications, Oxeye researchers have found.

Chinese hackers use new Cobalt Strike-like attack framework

Researchers have observed a new post-exploitation attack framework used in the wild, named Manjusaka, which can be deployed as an alternative to the widely abused Cobalt Strike toolset or parallel to it for redundancy.

Cyber News

Social media platforms to soon be legally required to remove harmful content, add safeguards under Singapore’s new proposed internet rules

SINGAPORE – Social media platforms like Facebook, TikTok and Twitter will soon be legally required to implement safety standards and content moderation processes

NHS 111 software outage confirmed as cyber-attack

A software outage affecting the NHS 111 service was caused by a cyber-attack, it has been confirmed.

TikTok hints it might have transferred US data to China

TikTok, the popular social media app owned by China-based ByteDance, might have transferred US user data to China, FCC Commissioner says.

2021 Top Malware Strains

The top malware strains of 2021 are: Agent Tesla, AZORult, Formbook, Ursnif, LokiBot, MOUSEISLAND, NanoCore, Qakbot, Remcos, TrickBot and GootLoader.

The blackmailer was caught

Vishma and Randika were a newly married couple who attached to each other very much. They lived a very simple and happy life. Vishma was doing her own business at home while her husband was working in a private company.

At an unexpected moment, Vishma received vague messages and missed calls in a very unusual manner.

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Awareness Programmes

Past Events:

  • Joomla training workshop – Buttala NenasalaAn awareness session of Hithawathi was held on 02nd August 2022 at Joomla training workshop at Dutugemunu National School – which was organized by Buttala Nenasala. There were about 60 students and Teachers participated for this session. District Secretary, Zonal Director, Divisional Secretary and District skill development officer were participated as special guest for this session.

Movie Hint

The Imitation Game (2014)


Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, this Oscar-nominated movie is set during World War 2 and tells the story of a newly created British agency that recruits a mathematician to crack Germany’s enigma code. Although very different from what Cyber Security has evolved into now, this movie is still relevant. This is because these are the types of national security applications that Cyber Security is now used for.

Terminator Skull

The skull that can talk, listen and detect humans/objects.

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