Cyber Yachts Files NFT and Metaverse Patents



Miami, FL, May 9, 2022 – (ACN Newswire) – Cyber Yachts, the world’s first metaverse yacht company, a division of Monsoon Blockchain Corporation, has been awarded patent-pending status by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The patents relate to revolutionary technology developed for Cyber Yachts’ NFT and metaverse projects.


The company is on track for a summer launch of its slate of metaverse and in-real-life (IRL) events. The first series of events include NFT drops coupled with virtual performances from award-winning and emerging musical artists and celebrities.

Cyber Yachts has developed groundbreaking intellectual property that allows non-fungible tokens (NFTs) associated with a blockchain to interact with data objects in a metaverse. The Cyber Yachts metaverse environment will grant credentialled users access via NFTs, and also provide a mechanism for users to access data objects in the virtual environment.

The newly issued patent-pending designation allows the company to protect its proprietary technology, inventions, and improvements that are commercially important to the development of its business. In addition, the company utilizes the most effective and efficient intellectual property instruments, including patents, trademarks, and trade secrets to achieve these goals.

Certain Cyber Yachts NFTs may also be configured to include an option to be built in the real world (the physical, non-virtual world). Imagine the purchase of a luxury mega yacht NFT that gives the buyer the option to also receive the fully-built, physical mega yacht by a world- renowned shipyard based on the same design. These developments will provide a unique bridge between the metaverse and real-life. This also allows Cyber Yachts NFT holders to access concerts, parties, events, lounges, and other immersive experiences in the metaverse.

The metaverse has been gaining significant popularity and value in the past year, with a major increase of companies and celebrities buying plots of virtual “land” in The Sandbox and Decentraland, allowing them to digitally market, raise awareness and extend their brands. Several major global investment banks have predicted that the metaverse could be an $8 trillion market opportunity.

Cyber Yachts was founded in partnership with three time Grammy-nominated recording artist Quavo of the platinum selling group Migos. Quavo recently joined Justin Bieber’s star-studded Justice Tour, and is now a featured character in the popular game NBA 2k22. Cyber Yachts will consist of NFT collections featuring extraordinary mega yachts. The purchase of Cyber Yachts NFTs will come with experiential bonuses, such as access to celebrity yacht parties, exclusive merchandise, and more.

For more information about Cyber Yachts, please visit cyberyachts.com

Announced last month, Cyber Yachts will be launching the world’s most expensive NFT – a 120 meter (394 foot) mega yacht named “Indah,” priced at $400,000,000 USD. In addition to the NFT, the buyer will also receive the real-world, fully constructed 394 foot mega yacht based on the same design, built by one of the world’s most respected luxury yacht shipbuilders. The Indah NFT along with its real-life mega yacht can be purchased with Ethereum (ETH), Bitcoin (BTC) and Bitcoin Latinum (LTNM). The company has signed several of the world’s top luxury mega yacht designers for upcoming collections of extraordinary yachts.

Market research firms have projected the global yacht market to hit $12.16 billion by 2028, up from $8.15 billion in 2020. During the pandemic, the number of billionaires in the world climbed from 2,095 to 2,755, and their cumulative wealth increased by 60 percent, or $5 trillion.

Cyber Yachts is positioning itself well in a lucrative NFT market. Another major bank recently increased its market-cap forecast for the NFT market to $80 billion by 2050, with double digit growth for the next five years. One major NFT company recently raised $450 million from leading venture capital firms, valuing the company at $4 billion. This marked one of the largest seed rounds for any NFT collection to date.

Media contact

Wei Ming, Director of Communications, Cyber Yachts

E: wei.ming@monsoonblockchaincorporation.com

U: https://cyberyachts.com/

Telephone: +1 800-528-0985

SOURCE: Monsoon Blockchain Corporation










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A New Age of Cyber Warfare Motivates the Next Generation of Cybersecurity Training

 World of Haiku turns learning into a game to attract tomorrow’s gamers to a career in cybersecurity.

The rush is underway to digitally transform our society which leaves companies, educational institutes, hospitals, governments and individuals, vulnerable to hackers. According to the Center For Strategic & International Studies (CSIS), the past 60 months have seen more than 300 significant cyber incidents worldwide. These incidents amount to cyber attacks on government agencies, defense departments, high tech companies and economic crimes with individual losses of more than one million dollars.

The recent Cost of a Data Breach Report, produced by IBM, reported that in 2021, data breaches and cybersecurity attacks on average cost companies $4.24 million per breach, a 10% increase over the previous year. Some of these attacks have caused regional power outages or exposure of government secrets and all have led to the erosion of public trust, leaving governments around the world to work overtime to try and minimize breaches in their systems.

Cybersecurity attacks can threaten governments, companies and individuals alike which is driving the need for skilled people to fill the projected 3.5 million job gap in cybersecurity by 2025.

World of Haiku believes they have the answer. World of Haiku is a role-playing game (RPG) where you can compete against other hackers in a video game environment while learning the key techniques and skills of cybersecurity. It is a transformative game teaching people of all backgrounds about the dangers of cybersecurity threats and how to combat them.

According to Eric Basu, World of Haiku Founder, “You can have fun while learning hacking skills and our game could be a way into a career in cybersecurity.” He goes on to say, “Our platform is making people more aware of cybersecurity risks simply by playing World of Haiku, and when you are aware of how attackers can attack you, you’re better able to defend yourself.”

World of Haiku is a curated, guided RPG that trains players in specific cybersecurity skills that align with the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) cert. It features increasingly difficult missions and it accommodates inexperienced players through highly skilled professionals. Therefore, the game will appeal to video game players, current or aspiring cybersecurity professionals and educational institutions, and it’s downloadable from Steam. World of Haiku is competitively priced as a typical computer game to make it accessible to anyone.

World of Haiku is truly a game for the present and is set to launch in May 2022. For now, you can add it to your Steam wishlist.

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Cyber Yachts Presents the World’s Most Expensive NFT

Cyber Yachts, the world’s first metaverse yacht company, a division of Monsoon Blockchain Corporation, is announcing the world’s most expensive NFT – a 120 meter (394 foot) mega yacht named “Indah,” priced at $400,000,000 USD (Indah can be purchased in Ethereum (ETH), Bitcoin (BTC) and Bitcoin Latinum (LTNM)). In addition to the NFT, the buyer will also receive the real-world, fully constructed 394 foot mega yacht based on the same design, built by one of the world’s most respected luxury yacht shipbuilders.
The project is a collaboration between Cyber Yachts and internationally renowned yacht designer Lukasz Opalinski of Opalinski Design House. Opalinski’s clients include Italian shipbuilding company Benetti and Netherlands-based yacht builder, Oceanco. Mentored by distinguished mega yacht captain and naval expert John Henson, Opalinski won the New Designer of The Year award in 2005 and 2006 from London’s famed New Designers Show. Opalinski’s yacht design presentation for “Project Magnitude” garnered 9.5 million views on YouTube.

“Passion for “being on the water” is what drives my emotions into the creation of extraordinary vessels, that are designed to set new industry standards and bring new dimensions to the yachting experience. Form and function exist in simultaneous harmony,” stated Opalinski.

The Indah, which means “beautiful one” in Indonesian, features a revolutionary, patented design concept, where the transom bulkheads (the sides of the boat at the stern) rotate outwards, revealing additional deck space that nearly doubles the size of the conventional swim platform, creating a sprawling beach club effect as the platform lowers to meet the water.

The mega yacht can accommodate a total of 24 guests across 12 cabins, and can fly across the water at a top speed of 24 knots, with a range of 7,000 nautical miles. Other features include a helicopter landing pad, a massive 5,500 GT interior, casino room, gym, sauna, private owner’s suite with dedicated aft deck balcony, and a foredeck hot tub with sunbeds and retractable sunshade.

Cyber Yachts was founded in partnership with three time Grammy-nominated recording artist Quavo of the platinum selling group Migos. Quavo recently joined Justin Bieber’s star-studded Justice Tour, and is now a featured character in the popular game NBA 2k22.

Cyber Yachts is building a luxury event and online gaming metaverse of yachts, celebrities, rockstars, island hopping, and a vast ocean of destination playgrounds. At the heart of the experience will be the SuperYacht, each unique and designed specially for its own mega rockstar, celebrity, or luxury brands captain. Cyber Yachts intends to offer users, through tickets and VIP passes, experiential curated events, performances, gaming quests, luxury digital goods and social fun.

For more information about Cyber Yachts, please visit cyberyachts.com

Market research firms have projected the global yacht market to hit $8.5 billion in 2021, up from $8.15 billion in 2020, and it is estimated to reach $12.16 billion by 2028. During the pandemic, the number of billionaires in the world climbed from 2,095 to 2,755 and their cumulative wealth increased by 60 percent, or $5 trillion.

The metaverse has been gaining significant popularity and value in the past year, with a major increase of companies and celebrities buying plots of virtual “land” in The Sandbox and Decentraland, allowing them to digitally market, raise awareness and extend their brands. Several major global investment banks have predicted that the metaverse could be an $8 trillion market opportunity.

Cyber Yachts is positioning itself well in a lucrative NFT market. Another major bank recently increased its market-cap forecast for the NFT market to $80 billion by 2050, with double digit growth for the next five years. One major NFT company recently raised $450 million from leading venture capital firms, valuing the company at $4 billion. This marked one of the largest seed rounds for any NFT collection to date.

Media Contact
Wei Ming, Director of Communications, Cyber Yachts
E: wei.ming@monsoonblockchaincorporation.com
U: https://cyberyachts.com/
T: +1 800-528-0985

Cyber Criminals Target Internet Users with “Maruti Suzuki 40th Anniversary Celebration” Free Gift Scam

WhatsApp messages masquerading as an offer from Maruti Suzuki with links luring unsuspecting users with the promise of Maruti Suzuki 40th Anniversary Celebration presents, have been making the rounds on the app. If you receive such messages try to stay away from it, as it can be a scam.

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The Research Wing of CyberPeace Foundation along with Autobot Infosec Private Limited have conducted a study based on a WhatsApp message that contained a link pretending to be a free gift offer from Maruti Suzuki which asks users to participate in a survey in order to get a chance to win a Maruti Baleno Sigma MT car.

Warning Signs

  • The campaign is pretended to be an offer from Maruti Suzuki but hosted on the third party domain instead of the official Maruti Suzuki website which makes it more suspicious.

  • The domain names associated with the campaign have been registered in very recent times.

  • Multiple redirections have been noticed between the links.

  • No reputed site would ask its users to share the campaign on WhatsApp.

  • The prize is kept really attractive to lure the laymen.

  • Grammatical mistakes have been noticed.

A congratulations message appears on the landing page with an attractive photo of Maruti Suzuki cars that asks users to participate in a quick survey in order to get a “Maruti Suzuki BALENO Sigma MT”. Also, the bottom of the page seems to appear like a comment section with public comments establishing the truthfulness of the offer.

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The survey starts with some basic questions like Do you know Maruti Suzuki?, How old are you?, How do you think of Maruti Suzuki?, Are you male or female? Etc. Once the user answers the questions a “congratulatory message” is displayed.

On clicking the OK button users are given three attempts to win the prize. After completing all the attempts a message pops up that the user has won “Maruti Suzuki BALENO Sigma MT”. It then prompts the user to share the message on WhatsApp.

Strangely enough the user has to keep clicking the WhatsApp button until the progress bar completes. After clicking on the green ‘WhatsApp’ button multiple times it shows a section where an instruction has been given to complete registration in order to get the prize.

After clicking on the green ‘Complete registration’ button, it redirects the user to multiple advertisements web pages varying each time the user clicks on the button.

During the analysis the research team found a javascript code called hm.js was being executed in the background from the host hm[.]baidu[.]com which is a subdomain of Baidu and is used for Baidu Analytics, also known as Baidu Tongji. The important part is that Baidu is a Chinese multinational technology company specializing in Internet-related services, products and artificial intelligence, headquartered in Beijing’s Haidian district, China.

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Conclusive Summary

  1. The whole research activity was performed in a secured sandbox environment where the WhatsApp application was not installed. If any user opens the link from a device like smart phones where WhatsApp application is installed, the sharing features on the site will open the Whatsapp application on the device to share the link.

  2. The campaign collects browser and system information from the users.

  3. Most of the domain names associated with the campaign have the registrant country as China.

  4. Cybercriminals used Cloudflare technologies to mask the real IP addresses of the front end domain names used in this Maruti Suzuki 40th Anniversary Celebration free gift campaign. But during the phases of investigation, the research team has identified a domain name that was requested in the background and has been traced as belonging to China.

CyberPeace Advisory

  1. CyberPeace Foundation and Autobot Infosec recommends that people should avoid opening such messages sent via social platforms.

  2. If at all, user gets into this trap, it could lead to whole system compromise such as access to microphone, Camera, Text Messages, Contacts, Pictures, Videos, Banking Applications etc as well as financial losses.

  3. Do not share confidential details like login credentials, banking information with such a type of scam.

  4. Do not share or forward fake messages containing links without proper verification.

  5. There is a need for International Cyber Cooperation between countries to bust the cybercriminal gangs running the fraud campaigns affecting individuals and organizations, to make the Cyberspace resilient and peaceful.

 

Canada – Strengthening Cyber Security to Protect Canada’s Natural Gas Distribution Systems 

The Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Natural Resources, today announced a $104,000 investment in the Canadian Gas Association (CGA) to strengthen the cyber security of Canada’s natural gas delivery systems among its members.

August 6, 2021                                    Ottawa, Ontario                                     Natural Resources Canada                   

Cyber security is integral to safeguarding Canada’s citizens, information, economy and infrastructure. The need has never been greater as threats evolve and threaten to disrupt our daily lives.

The Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Natural Resources, today announced a $104,000 investment in the Canadian Gas Association (CGA) to strengthen the cyber security of Canada’s natural gas delivery systems among its members.

The Blue Flame Program will establish a system that will facilitate technical information sharing in near real-time between the Communications Security Establishment’s Canadian Centre for Cyber Security (Cyber Centre) and natural gas distribution companies. This two-way sharing system will increase the Cyber Centre’s view of the Canadian threat landscape, while providing guidance to participating member companies that will help reduce cyber vulnerabilities through more timely action and response to threats.

The cooperative project, which recently completed its pilot phase, is supported by Natural Resources Canada with contributions from CGA and its members, including Enbridge, SaskEnergy, Pacific Northern Gas and FortisBC. With the pilot project complete, CGA will work with its partners to build a sustainable Blue Flame Program that will provide the opportunity for additional participants to reap the benefits the early adopters have begun to see.

Federal funding for this project is provided by Natural Resources Canada’s Cyber Security and Critical Energy Infrastructure Program, which received $2.42 million in Budget 2018 to enhance the cyber security and resilience of domestic and cross-border energy infrastructure under Canada’s National Cyber Security Strategy.

As our society becomes increasingly digital, the Government of Canada must continue to assess emerging cyber security threats in order to keep Canada’s critical energy infrastructure safe. That’s why we are making cyber security a priority, through roughly $1 billion invested in cyber security since 2018 and by playing an active role in strengthening Canada’s cyber security. 

“Cyber security is a priority for Canada’s natural gas delivery industry and is a key component of the industry’s collective commitment to safety. The Canadian Gas Association and its members are pleased to be supported by Natural Resources Canada to develop the Blue Flame Program in partnership with the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security. This program with the Cyber Centre will enhance the resilience and security of our energy systems and ensure Canadians continue to have access to the safe and reliable energy they depend on in their daily lives.”

Timothy M. Egan


President and CEO, Canadian Gas Association 

“The Canadian Centre for Cyber Security has a unique understanding of the Canadian cyber threat landscape. By partnering with CGA, we are able to share our expertise to strengthen the security of gas delivery systems across Canada and ensure Canadians can depend on the critical infrastructure they need in their daily lives.”

Scott Jones


Head, Canadian Centre for Cyber Security 

Ian Cameron

Acting Director of Communications 

Office of the Minister of Natural Resources

613-447-3488

Ian.Cameron@canada.ca