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News

− Ransomware gang apologizes, gives SickKids hospital free decryptor

The LockBit ransomware gang has released a free decryptor for the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), saying one of its members violated rules by attacking the healthcare organization.

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/ransomware-gang-apologizes-gives-sickkids-hospital-free-decryptor/

− Man wrongly jailed by facial recognition, lawyer claims

Suspected purse snatcher snatched 'in error' A US man was arrested and thrown in jail for nearly a week due to an alleged false facial-recognition match.

https://www.theregister.com/2023/01/03/facial_recognition_jail/

Vulnerabilities

− Ransomware impacts over 200 govt, edu, healthcare orgs in 2022

Ransomware attacks in 2022 impacted more than 200 hundred larger organizations in the U.S. public sector in the government, educational, and healthcare verticals.

https://www.emsisoft.com/en/blog/43258/the-state-of-ransomware-in-the-us-report-and-statistics-2022/

Community News

− National Cyber Security Strategy 2019-2024 Mid-Term Review Consultation

This consultation paper provides a brief account of progress to date in delivering the measures under the 2019 Strategy and possible future measures for the remaining years of the Strategy. The aim of this consultation is to gather public and stakeholder feedback on this review, a vital step in shaping the remaining years of the strategy and informing the priorities for the work beyond. Submissions will be closed 31 January 2023

https://www.gov.ie/en/consultation/a2020-national-cyber-security-strategy-2019-2024-mid-term-review-consultation/

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