Daily NCSC-FI news followup 2021-07-18

Japan Has Shattered the Internet Speed Record at 319 Terabits per Second

interestingengineering.com/japan-shattered-internet-speed-record-319-terabits The new record was made on a line of fibers more than 3, 000 km long. It’s nearly double the previous record of 178 Tb/s, which was set in 2020. And it’s seven times the speed of the earlier record of 44.2 Tb/s, set with an experimental photonic chip.

Keeping Instagram Safe and Secure

about.instagram.com/blog/announcements/keeping-instagram-safe-and-secure Instagram launched Security Checkup, a new feature to help people keep their Instagram accounts secure. Security Checkup will guide people, whose accounts may have been hacked, through the steps needed to secure them.

Top CVEs Trending with Cybercriminals

threatpost.com/top-cves-trending-with-cybercriminals/167889/ An analysis by Cognyte examined 15 cybercrime forums between Jan. 2020 and March 2021. The researchers found ZeroLogon, SMBGhost and BlueKeep were among the most buzzed about vulnerabilities among attackers between Jan. 2020 and March 2021. The report added, the 9-year-old CVE-2012-0158 was exploited by threat actors during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, which, “indicates that organizations are not patching their systems and are not maintaining a resilient security posture.”

Censorship circumvention tool helps 1.4 million Cubans get internet access

www.reuters.com/world/americas/censorship-circumvention-tool-helps-14-million-cubans-get-internet-access-2021-07-16/ Psiphon said 1.389 million users accessed the open web from Cuba through its network on Thursday. Psiphon said the roughly 1.4 million represents about 20% of Cuban internet users.

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