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NCSC Weekly Threat Report 8th March, 2019

Chinese hackers fish for US Navy secrets

- A total of 27 institutions, including the University of Hawaii, the University of Washington and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, are believed to have been targeted. While the full list of universities has not been revealed, iDefense says they share a common interest in research on underwater warfare technology - particularly the launching of submarine missiles.

South African electoral register exposes voter details

- Local reports suggest that approximately 36,000 South African citizens living overseas have had their details exposed online, due to a security flaw affecting the online voter registration portal.

Visitor management systems vulnerable to cyber attacks

- Researchers from IBM have published a blog post identifying 19 vulnerabilities in popular automated visitor management systems that could lead to data leaks, including exposure of logs, contact information and details of corporate activities.

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