Australia calls on EU to protect children online

15 January, 2021

Australia and its Five Country partners have urged the EU to protect children around the world by addressing consequences of its ePrivacy Directive.

SolarWinds details Orion cyber attack

14 January, 2021 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

SolarWinds believes it has uncovered the highly sophisticated methods used to inject malicious code into its Orion network monitoring platform.

Warning for Aussies over QR code, COVID-19 vaccination scams

14 January, 2021

Avast is warning Australians to be aware of cyber threats around QR codes and potential online COVID-19 vaccination scams, as more COVID-19 outbreaks occur.

NZ Reserve Bank warns of data breach

13 January, 2021 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

New Zealand's Reserve Bank has been caught up in a cyber attack on users of secure file sharing company Accellion's File Transfer Application service

US govt taskforce to tackle SolarWinds Orion hack

11 January, 2021 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

US law enforcement and intelligence agencies are investigating an attack on government and private sector systems by a suspected Russian state attacker.

Microsoft source code breached in SolarWinds hack

11 January, 2021 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Microsoft says the state attackers behind the SolarWinds Orion compromise viewed some of its source code, and warns Australian users may be at risk.

Best of 2020: Aussie corporate clouds under fire amid COVID-19 crisis

30 December, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

External attacks on Australian corporate cloud accounts have surged 630% as a result of the increasing reliance on cloud services during state lockdowns.

Best of 2020: Industry reaction to cyber attacks on Australia

23 December, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling | Supplied by: LogMeIn AUS Pty Ltd

Security experts warn that the major cyber attack targeting Australian government departments and businesses must be a "cybersecurity call to arms".

Survey reveals least trustworthy website features

22 December, 2020 has revealed the five least trustworthy website features, with pop-up adverts deemed the biggest indicator of an untrustworthy website.

Five essential tips to prevent ransomware attacks

21 December, 2020 by Adam Gordon | Supplied by: Varonis Systems Australia Pty Ltd

To beat ransomware attacks before they happen, organisations need to be very well prepared and equipped with the right automated security tools.

Best of 2020: Govt urged to act to bolster Australia's cyber defence

21 December, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The federal government's Cybersecurity Industry Advisory Panel has provided 60 recommended actions to improve Australia's cyber posture.

IBRS develops action plan following SolarWinds hack

21 December, 2020

IBRS is urging Australian CIOs to check for SolarWinds installations and check their cyber insurance, following the recent SolarWinds hack.

Most cyber intrusions lead to follow-up attacks

11 December, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The annual CrowdStrike Services Cyber Front Lines Report found that 68% of organisations experiencing a cyber intrusion in 2020 faced a follow-up attack.

Millions of devices vulnerable to TCP/IP exploits

11 December, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

A study into seven open source TCP/IP stacks found 33 vulnerabilities capable of triggering remote code execution, DoS and even takeover of a device.

Consumer groups propose overhaul of privacy laws

09 December, 2020

The rising exploitation of big data by business and industry has prompted consumer groups to call for an overhaul of privacy laws, to protect Australian consumers.

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