Security > Data breaches

World's largest hacked credential database leaked

14 December, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

A 41 GB database containing 1.4 billion stolen usernames and passwords — compiled from over 250 high-profile data breaches — has been leaked online.

Millions of PCs at risk from Intel firmware flaw

27 November, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Intel has discovered vulnerabilities in the firmware of a range of processors that could potentially allow attackers to remotely execute code or gain access to sensitive information.

Govt contractor exposes personal info of 50,000 Aussies

03 November, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

A government contractor inadvertently left the personal information of thousands of public servants and private sector workers exposed in a misconfigured publicly accessible AWS cloud storage bucket.

'Alf' stole 30 GB of sensitive military data

13 October, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

A hacker codenamed Alf, after a Home and Away character, has exfiltrated 30 GB of data on Australia's Joint Strike Fighter and other military vehicle programs.

All 3bn Yahoo users affected by 2013 breach

06 October, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Yahoo has revealed that a previously disclosed 2013 data breach was the worst of all time, with all 3 billion of its users at the time impacted.

Equifax facing lawsuits, govt scrutiny over breach

14 September, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

At least 30 potential class-action lawsuits have been filed against Equifax after its record-breaking data breach.

Half of US citizens' info exposed in data breach

11 September, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Equifax data breach has seen personal information of around half the US population compromised.

A-listers' details stolen in Instagram hack

08 September, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The phone numbers and/or email addresses of 6 million Instagram users, including A-list celebrities such as Emma Watson, Beyoncé and Channing Tatum, are apparently up for sale on the dark web following a data breach.

C-suite not prepared for GDPR

06 September, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Senior executives worldwide are underaware of and overconfident in their organisations' ability to comply with the EU's General Data Protection Regulation, which is due to take effect in May.

Largest global data breaches captured

23 August, 2017

The world's biggest data breaches have been recorded in an infographic, showing the increase in these breaches over time.

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.

Get ready for the new data breach law

29 May, 2017 by Tim Murphy, Country Manager, Arbor Networks

Now's the time to get to grips with the requirements of Australia's new data breach laws, so that you're prepared in case the worst ever happens.

81% of data breaches use hacked passwords

24 May, 2017 by Jonathan Nally

Compromised credentials were used in four out of five data breaches last year, up from 50% three years earlier, according to a report from Verizon.

Micron 21 throws down DDoS challenge

23 May, 2017 by Jonathan Nally

IT experts have been invited to test Micron 21's networks with DDoS attacks in real time during the company's AusCERT presentations this week.

Urgent action needed to prepare for data breach law

19 April, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Organisations of all sizes handling sensitive data need to be taking action now to prepare for the introduction of the new mandatory data breach notification regime in February next year.

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