Cyber Weekly Digest - Week #35

Updated: Sep 4, 2020

This week's digest will feature the biggest and latest cyber security news. Keep reading to find out more about why New Zealand's stock exchange trading was disrupted, the new security feature for Office 365 and how one of India's largest travel sites had 43GB of exposed data destroyed.

1. New Zealand’s stock exchange was hit by a DDoS cyber-attack which meant trading temporarily halted.

New Zealand’s stock exchange announced it would not reopen due to a DDoS attack on Tuesday and Wednesday. NXZ stated that the attack had been conducted “offshore via its network service provider” and that they decided not to re-open while they focus on addressing the issue. The disruption has raised questions on New Zealand's security systems due to failing to stop the “offshore” attacks.

2. Office 365 now opens attachments in an isolated sandbox so that it can prevent infections.

At the beginning of the week Microsoft announced a new feature update, Application Guard. The new feature means that Office 365 users can open their attachments in an isolated sandbox which should prevent malicious attachments from executing and exploiting vulnerabilities.

3. A high-severity flaw was discovered in the desktop version of the TeamViewer app which could allow malicious actors to steal passwords.