InfoSecSherpa’s News Roundup for Monday, January 31, 2022

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“For what it’s worth, it’s never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you find you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start over.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald
  1. Cryptocurrency caution: the importance of cyber security in digital currencies
    (Information Age, January 31st)
  2. Academic Journal Claims it Fingerprints PDFs for ‘Ransomware,’ Not Surveillance
    (Vice, January 31st)
  3. The country inoculating against disinformation
    (BBC, January 30th)
  4. Landmark research shows increase in online sex blackmailing during pandemic
    (NewsWise, January 31st)
  5. ‘Cyber snow days’: Data hacks send US schools scrambling
    (The Christian Science Monitor, January 31st)
  6. Cybersecurity Insurance Market | Comprehensive Study of Key Player Latest Developments, Industry Demand, Upcoming Opportunities.
    (Construction News Portal, January 31st)
  7. Proposed internet bill in Myanmar imposes 3-year prison sentences for VPN use
    (Committee to Protect Journalists, January 31st)
  8. The metaverse could be ripe for crime, child abuse, and misinformation without regulation
    (Fortune, January 31st)
  9. Scammers are registering fake COVID related government websites
    (Fortune, January 31st)
  10. New South Wales Planning dept creates new cyber security function, CISO role
    (IT News Australia, February 1st)
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