Security

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.


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.


Vic traffic cameras weren't compromised by WannaCry

10 July, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Victoria's Road Safety Camera Commissioner found that the WannaCry infection of the state's traffic cameras failed to encrypt data on the compromised systems and did not affect the integrity of recorded infringements.


Committee endorses telco sector security reforms

04 July, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Canberra's Telecommunications Sector Security Reforms should be passed, a parliamentary committee has recommended, but only if amendments are made to address industry concerns.


Govt to take cybercrime fight to the criminals

03 July, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The government has instructed the ASD to extend the offensive cyber capabilities the spy agency is currently using to combat terrorism and to also aid the fight against cybercrime.


Australia largely unaffected by Petya

29 June, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

At least two Australian companies are reportedly among the victims of a new global ransomware attack that exploits the same vulnerability as last month's WannaCry ransomware outbreak.


Victorian traffic cameras infected with WannaCry

26 June, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Up to 8000 speeding and red-light tickets issued in Victoria will be cancelled after the state police found that at least 97 of the state's network of traffic cameras were infected with WannaCry ransomware.


Record $151m data breach settlement

26 June, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

US health insurance giant Anthem has agreed to a proposed US$115m settlement to a class action lawsuit covering the major 2015 data breach affecting nearly 78.9m customers.


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