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Mauritian government, companies at risk of cyberattack, experts warn

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Mauritian government, companies at risk of cyberattack, experts warn

Computer experts have warned local authorities to take “very seriously” a vulnerability that has been detected in the Open Source computer tool Log4j, which is used by government and private organisations in Mauritius, including financial institutions.

Defi Media cited Loganaden Velvindron, founding member of Cyberstorm.mu, as urging to Mauritian authorities and companies to conduct a complete audit of their infrastructures and source codes.

“There are high risks, experts warned, that hackers could access confidential data stored in servers and to control them remotely,” he was cited as saying.

A common example of Log4j at work is when you type in or click on a bad web link and get a 404 error message.

The web server running the domain of the web link you tried to get to tells you that there’s no such webpage. It also records that event in a log for the server’s system administrators using Log4j.

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