Announcements

Ransomware High Alert

The Uganda National Computer Emergency Response Team and Coordination Center under the National Information Technology Authority - Uganda (NITA-U) is aware of an eminent threat affecting many organizations. The threat is in form of a malicious software attack known as Ransomware that is mainly targeting organisations that have unpatched Microsoft Windows Operating Systems. Ransomware is described as sophisticated and malicious software that utilizes advanced attack related methods to block systems access and make data totally unusable.

Cisco EnergyWise Module Vulnerability

Cisco has released an advisory to address a vulnerability in the EnergyWise module of Cisco IOS and Cisco IOS XE Software. Exploitation of the vulnerability could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause a  reload of the affected device or Denial of Service condition on the affected system.

A vulnerability in the EnergyWise module of Cisco IOS and Cisco IOS XE Software could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to 

Businesses Cautioned on Cyber- Crime Rise in Uganda

Cyber security is information security without borders. Considering that sensitive information in Uganda is now frequently stored on computers that are attached to the Internet, this can be emails, confidential information about  individuals, businesses and organizations, extra efforts have to be made to ensure such information is secure from leaking, alteration and destruction.

Microsoft Security Advisory 2974294 for Microsoft Malware Protection Engine

Microsoft has released a security advisory to address a security vulnerability to the Microsoft Malware Protection Engine and advise its customers of this update. Successful exploitation of the vulnerability that is if the Microsoft Malware Protection Engine scans a specially crafted file could allow an attacker to cause a denial of service.

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