According to multiple sources, a new variant of Petya ransomware, also known as Petwrap, is spreading rapidly due to the same Windows SMBv1 vulnerability that the WannaCry ransomware abused. There are reports of large scale infections in the USA, and Europe.  Reports of systems affected include: harbour terminals, airports, electricity grids, banks, factories, offices, insurance, and military.

On April 26th, Bermuda celebrated the winners of the three competitions aimed to recognise women in ICT (Information and Communications Technologies) on the Island.

The Department of ICT Policy and Innovation ran the competitions to mark the occasion of the International Telecommunication Union’s (ITU) Girls in ICT Day.

A weakness in a security protocol that Wi-Fi devices rely upon, has put wireless-enabled devices at risk of attack. Wi-Fi Protected Access II (WPA2) encryption is used to encode Wi-Fi traffic to protect and secure communications between routers, mobile devices, and Internet of Things (IoT) devices. The Key Reinstallation Attack, or “KRACK” can allow an attacker within range of a Wi-Fi network to gain access to unencrypted traffic sent over the internet.

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