Security

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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