Security

Company to cough up $1.32m ransomware payment

22 June, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

A South Korean company has agreed to pay a record US$1m to decrypt files held hostage by a Linux variant of the Erebus ransomware.


Australians' security concerns climb to new highs

21 June, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australia's score on the Unisys Security Index, a measure of public concerns over cybersecurity issues, has grown to the highest level since the nation was added to the index in 2006.


Microsoft patches older versions of Windows again

19 June, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

For the second time this month, Microsoft has released security fixes for discontinued operating systems such as XP due to fears of another WannaCry-scale attack campaign.


Black markets offering Fake News as a Service

15 June, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Criminal underground markets worldwide are offering 'Fake News as a Service', producing and disseminating misinformation for a profit, according to Trend Micro.


Crime-as-a-service infrastructure fuels growth in attacks

13 June, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Fortinet's latest Global Threat Landscape report finds that the growing complexity of network environments is reducing visibility into and control over critical infrastructure.


Kaspersky Lab files antitrust complaint against Microsoft

13 June, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Kaspersky Lab is accusing Microsoft of abusing its dominant operating system position to unfairly and aggressively promote the use of Windows Defender over third-party antivirus products.


80% of security leaders expect to be attacked this year

06 June, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Many organisations are struggling to meet the emerging threat landscape and are grappling with cybersecurity talent shortages, a new ISACA survey has revealed.


NEC opens Security Intelligence Centre in Adelaide

01 June, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

NEC has invested $4.38 million to deploy a Global Security Intelligence Centre in Adelaide, which will create around 50 new high-skilled jobs.


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.


Stepping up to stronger security

24 May, 2017 by

Sensing the way you walk could be the latest weapon in the fight to build stronger security into our everyday devices, say researchers from CSIRO's Data61.


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.


AusPost to work with DTA on digital identity

22 May, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australia Post will integrate its identity verification technology into the government's Digital Identity Framework, in collaboration with the Digital Transformation Agency.


Social media scams increasing, says ACCC

17 May, 2017 by

There has been a 47% increase in scam activity, according to data from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).


SME businesses at risk of cybercrime

16 May, 2017 by

Cybercrime has affected almost one third of businesses in NSW, according to a data from the Office of the NSW Small Business Commissioner.


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