Security

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.


iTunes and nbn scams doing the rounds

11 September, 2017 by Amy Steed

Citizens are being warned to watch out for several scams currently taking place.


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.


Aussie SMEs complacent to cyber risk

07 September, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australian SMEs are overconfident in their protection against cyber attacks and underprepared to respond to a breach, according to MYOB research.


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.


Aussie workers not following security policies

30 August, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australian employees at all levels are ignoring IT policies such as restrictions on using personal devices and software for work, according to Nitro.


Android apps for making ransomware found

28 August, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Symantec has warned that cybercriminals are developing and selling mobile apps that can be used to develop ransomware with no technical expertise and without having to write any code.


Addressing gender equality in cybersecurity

24 August, 2017 by

Just 11% of the global cybersecurity workplace comprises women, leading the federal government to explore the reasons why.


Largest global data breaches captured

23 August, 2017 by

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


ACCC urges caution on nbn scams

23 August, 2017 by

Australians have been warned to be vigilant about an nbn scam designed to gain access to their money and personal information.


DDoS activity grows 28% in Q2

23 August, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

After three consecutive quarters of declines, DDoS attack activity increased 28% year-on-year during Q2, research from Akamai indicates.


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.


Moves to combat terrorism financing and money laundering

18 August, 2017 by

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


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.


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.


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