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  1. Security Awareness Made Simple: 2019 Security Awareness Campaign Materials [EDUCAUSE]
    - see also: Information Security Guide: Effective Practices and Solutions for Higher Education
  2. ICASA to hold hearings on cybersecurity [MyBroadband]
    - see also: Top IT security stories in 2018
  3. Hacker steals 10 years worth of data from San Diego school district [ZDNet]
    - Official notice
  4. Ransomware suspected in cyberattack that crippled major US newspapers [ZDNet]
    - see also: Malware attack disrupts delivery of L.A. Times and Tribune papers across the U.S.
  5. JungleSec Ransomware Infects Victims Through IPMI Remote Consoles [Bleeping Computer]
    - see also: Linux Servers Appear Most Affected by IPMI Enabled JungleSec Ransomware Attacks
    - and: The Week in Ransomware – January 4th 2019 – IPMI, FilesLocker, and More
  6. Coinbase suspends Ethereum Classic (ETC) trading after double-spend attacks [ZDNet]
    - see also: Users report losing Bitcoin in clever hack of Electrum wallets
  7. Criminal Charges Filed in Los Angeles and Alaska in Conjunction with Seizures Of 15 Websites Offering DDoS-For-Hire Services [US Department of Justice]
  8. Microsoft, Google Use Artificial Intelligence to Fight Hackers [Fortune]
  9. Raspberry Pi VPN Server: Build Your Own Virtual Private Network [Pi My Life Up]
    - and while you’re at it, consider this: Mmm… Pi-hole…
  10. New hardware-agnostic side-channel attack works against Windows and Linux [ZDNet]
  11. Thousands of Google Chromecast Devices Hijacked to Promote PewDiePie [The Hacker News]
  12. India authorizes 10 agencies to intercept, monitor, and decrypt citizens’ data [ZDNet]
  13. Smart Home – Smart Hack
    - Worth watching – esp. if you’re considering using smart IOT devices in your own home