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Episode #278: Edwin Kwan: Canadian Government Impacted by Third Party Breach; Hillary Coover: COO Attacks Local Hospitals for Business Gain; Olimpiu Pop: Software Supply Chain Report: 245.000 malicious packages deployed; Marcel Brown: This Day in Tech History
Episode 27822nd November 2023 • It's 5:05! Daily cybersecurity and open source briefing • Contributors from Around the World
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Marcel Brown: November 22, 2005. Microsoft releases the Xbox 360, the second generation of their popular game console. And on November 22, 2013, exactly 8 years later, Microsoft released the Xbox One, which makes absolutely no sense.

Edwin Kwan: Two third party service providers for the Canadian government have suffered breaches resulting in data in the last 24 years being potentially compromised. The servers that were impacted by the breach held data related to current and former Canadian government staff, members of the Canadian Armed Forces, and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police workers.

Olimpiu Pop: The software supply chain report was released last month. I read it. I covered it for the InfoQ and then I read parts of it again. There are some key points that still need to be spoken out. It's a before and after the pandemic story.

Hillary Coover; We're all familiar with ambulance chasing sales and marketing tactics, but this Cybersecurity Executive took things to a whole new level. In a shocking case, the Chief Operating Officer of an Atlanta based security company, Securalytics, took matters into his own hands by orchestrating cyberattacks on two local hospitals.