Security

A/NZ sitting on IoT security time bomb

13 November, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Close to two-thirds of business and IT leaders are anxious about IoT security risks, but only 31% say their organisation plans to increase their IoT security budget.


Australia heavily targeted by drive-by mining

09 November, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australia is the most heavily targeted nation among eight major Asia–Pacific markets by 'drive-by' cryptocurrency mining attacks.


Cyber cooperation between DFAT and Sense of Security

08 November, 2017 by

Sense of Security and DFAT are working together to enhance cybersecurity in the Indo–Pacific region.


Australia is a ransomware hotspot

07 November, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Ransomware accounted for well over half of all cyber threats in Australia during the past six months as attacks on both Windows and other platforms increased, a SophosLabs report indicates.


Netflix, Microsoft spoofed in email scams

06 November, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Cybercriminals continue to hijack trusted brands in email-based phishing attacks, with scam campaigns mimicking Netflix, Office 365 and Telstra all emerging in the past few weeks.


Infringement notice served on TPG Internet for spam emails

06 November, 2017 by

Spam breaches have led to TPG Internet paying a $360,000 infringement notice.


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.


Cryptocurrency security concerns to be addressed

02 November, 2017 by

Quantum computers will be able to attack Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies within 10 years, according to researchers.


CyRise cybersecurity participants selected

01 November, 2017 by

Several start-up organisations have been selected to participate in the CyRise cybersecurity accelerator program.


LG flaw could have created refrigerator spies

30 October, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

A vulnerability discovered in LG's SmarThinQ line of smart home appliances could have allowed attackers to spy on owners via camera-equipped robot vacuum cleaners or remotely switch on or off appliances.


Cyber defence workshop to be run by DST

27 October, 2017 by

DST Group and Data61 are currently working together on cyber research and will hold a networking event for those in the defence industry.


All devices vulnerable to major Wi-Fi flaw

18 October, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

A newly discovered flaw in the WPA2 encryption protocol used in all modern protected Wi-Fi networks could leave every connected device vulnerable to attack.


'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.


Market for ransomware on dark web growing strongly

13 October, 2017 by

The creation of ransomware on the dark web is increasing, according to new research.


Cyber threat must be brought to light, govt urges

11 October, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

With cyber threats in Australia becoming more common and sophisticated, the government has urged victims to report attacks to help with efforts to counter the threat.


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