InfoSecSherpa’s News Roundup for Monday, January 24, 2022

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“Do more than belong: participate. Do more than care: help. Do more than believe: practice. Do more than be fair: be kind. Do more than forgive: forget. Do more than dream: work.” — William Arthur Ward
  1. Log4j: Mirai botnet found targeting ZyXEL networking devices
    (ZDNet, January 24th)
  2. Small Business Administration Announces $3m Cybersecurity Program
    (InfoSecurity Magazine, January 24th)
  3. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Seeks to Tighten Cyber Security for Electric Grid Cyber Systems
    (JD Supra / Robinson+Cole, January 24th)
  4. Hackers hijack smart contracts in cryptocurrency token ‘rug pull’ exit scams
    (ZDNet, January 24th)
  5. A Deepfake Phone Call Dupes An Employee Into Giving Away $35 Million
    (Entrepreneur, January 24th)
  6. Proposed State Privacy Law Update: Jan. 24, 2022
    (JDSupra / Husch Blackwell LLP, January 24th)
  7. The ransomware crisis is making cyber insurance harder to buy
    (Tech Monitor, January 24th)
  8. What is Breach Fatigue and Does it Contribute to Rise in Data Compromises
    (NBC Miami, January 24th)
  9. 9-step blueprint proposes new genetic and food security guidelines for aquaculture
    (, January 24th)
  10. Volkswagon fired senior employee after they raised cyber security concerns
    (Financial Times, January 24th)
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