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Episode #276: Edwin Kwan: Australia's First Cyber Security Coordinator Recalled; Katy Craig: SEC Sues SolarWinds for Misleading Investors; Hillary Coover: A New Breed of Cybercrime Targeting Teenage Boys; Marcel Brown: This Day in Tech History
Episode 27620th November 2023 • It's 5:05! Daily cybersecurity and open source briefing • Contributors from Around the World
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Marcel Brown: November 19th, 2006. Nintendo releases the Wii game console to compete with the Sony PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Xbox 360. By foregoing raw computing power for increased player interaction, utilizing the innovative motion-sensitive "Wiimote" controller, the Wii defied expectations and became the best selling 7th generation game console.

Edwin Kwan: Australia's first cybersecurity coordinator has been recalled to Defence after just four months into the role. The two-star general was working on delivering on the Home Affairs and Cybersecurity Minister's commitment to building a more coordinated approach to preparing for and managing the consequences of cybersecurity incidents.

Hillary Coover: A new breed of cybercrime has emerged targeting teen boys. Law enforcement and child protection experts describe a growing wave of online predators targeting teens through a sophisticated nude-photo scam. These new scammers focus mostly on monetary gain.

Katy Craig: The US Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, has charged SolarWinds Corporation and its Chief Information Security Officer, Timothy G. Brown, with misleading investors about significant cybersecurity vulnerabilities. The SEC's complaint highlights instances where Brown and other employees were aware of, but failed to adequately address vulnerabilities in SolarWinds' systems.