Top 5 Cloud and Cyber Security Stories of 2021


1. What’s Log4j vulnerability and why tech companies are afraid of it?

An Apache Log4j library is “ubiquitous” across applications and its exploitation gives full server control easily. Log4j vulnerability has shaken the tech companies. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has reported the arrival of a scanner for recognizing web services affected by two Apache Log4j remote code execution weaknesses, followed as CVE-2021-44228 and CVE-2021-45046.

Read more Bleeping computer

2. Colonial Pipeline Ransomware Attack

The Colonial Pipeline Company became a victim of a cybersecurity attack that involve ransomware, driving the organization to take a few frameworks disconnected and disabling the pipeline. The Georgia-based organization says it operates the biggest oil pipeline in the United States, conveying 2.5 million barrels per day of gas, diesel, heating oil, and jet fuel from Texas to New Jersey.

Read the full story Vox.

3. Tech firm hit by worst ransomware attack ever – Kaseya ransomware

On Friday, July 2, 2021, one of the “biggest criminal ransomware binges ever” occurred. Kaseya, a worldwide IT framework supplier, had experienced an assault that used their Virtual System Administrator (VSA) programming to deliver REvil ransomware through an auto-update.

4. Google and Oracle to bid over Pentagon cloud contract

Microsoft won the JEDI contract in 2019 which later was canceled. The only two cloud providers that could possibly bid for this position are Google and Oracle.

Check out the whole story at Cloudcomputing news

5. Inc. to launch a cloud computing training hub at Seattle Campus

AWS announced initiatives to empower learners by availing access to free cloud computing skills training to unlock better career possibilities in the cloud.

Read more Businesswire.

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