Security

Petya attack cost Maersk up to $300m

18 August, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Petya ransomware outbreak in June significantly affected Maersk's container shipping operations and is estimated to have cost the company up to $300m.


Moves to combat terrorism financing and money laundering

18 August, 2017 by

Reforms are being introduced to stamp out money laundering and terrorism financing.


Taskforce proposes cybersecurity charter

18 August, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet's Cyber Resilience Taskforce is discussing the creation of a cybersecurity charter to define good practice cybersecurity service standards.


Aussies targeted in router attacks

17 August, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australian organisations with internet-configurable routers and switches are being targeted by cybercriminals seeking to compromise their networks, the ACSC has warned.


APT28 malware targets hotel guests

14 August, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

APT28, the cyber espionage group believed to be sponsored by the Russian government, has been found targeting hotel guests in Europe and the Middle East through a new malware campaign.


ASIC warns of spoof email campaign

09 August, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

ASIC has advised users of its registry service to watch out for a wave of scam emails purporting to be from the securities regulator, attempting to trick victims into clicking a malicious link.


Identity verification simplified with Digital iD

09 August, 2017 by

Digital iD technology will be rolled out by Australia Post across various companies and government departments.


NSW govt strikes cybersecurity deal with Data61

08 August, 2017 by

The NSW government will gain access to some of the country's best data scientists under a new agreement with Data61.


Defence SA's mock cyber attack highlights cyber threat

04 August, 2017 by

Cybercrime is now the world's seventh biggest economic threat, costing Australia an estimated $16 billion over the next decade.


Ransomware fallout worse than ransom itself

03 August, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Some 22% of Australian SMBs suffering a ransomware attack had to suspend operations as a result, and the financial impact of this is often greater than the size of the ransom being demanded.


D-Link PowerLine pass-through powerline

28 July, 2017 by | Supplied by: D-Link Australia Pty Ltd

The D-Link PowerLine AV2 2000 gigabit pass-through powerline starter kit includes two pass-through adapters and utilises HomePlug AV2 technology.


Nearly a quarter of delivered emails unsafe

27 July, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

A recent analysis of more than 45 million emails cleared by participating organisations' existing email security controls found that nearly a quarter were spam, dangerous file types, malware or impersonation attacks.


Enterprise iOS malware infections triple in Q1

24 July, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

As use of iOS in the enterprise grows, Apple devices are becoming increasingly popular targets for cybercriminals, with the number of exploits patched in Q1 exceeding the number discovered in all of last year.


Dutton to lead Home Affairs super portfolio

18 July, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The federal government has announced plans to establish a new Home Affairs super portfolio modelled after the UK's Home Office, as well as a new Office of National Intelligence.


Government committed to combating cybercrime

17 July, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Minister for Justice Michael Keenan has reaffirmed the government's commitment to tackling all forms of cybercrime.


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