Security > Data breaches

Equifax to pay at least $818m over 2017 data breach

23 July, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

US credit rating agency Equifax has agreed to pay at least $818m in customer compensation and penalties over the company's massive 2017 data breach.

Google contractors can listen to your conversations

15 July, 2019

Google has confirmed contractors listen to and transcribe snippets of audio recorded by Google Assistant after a reviewer leaked over 1000 recordings. 

Data theft a top security concern for Australians: study

11 July, 2019

The study, which was done as part of a larger body of work, looked at the public's security concerns and how they've changed over time.

Marriott facing $178m GDPR fine

11 July, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The UK's ICO is proposing to fine hotel chain Marriott International $178m over a massive data breach that went undetected for more than four years.

British Airways facing $330m GDPR fine

09 July, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The UK Information Commissioner's Office has proposed to issue British Airways a nearly $330m fine, in what would be the largest GDPR penalty imposed to date.

ACU discloses data breach

18 June, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Australian Catholic University has revealed that some staff email accounts and university systems were compromised in a phishing attack-based data breach.

NSW unis facing significant cyber risks

12 June, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

An audit of 10 NSW universities identified a number of IT internal control deficiencies that are leaving the institutions at risk of cyber attack.

China suspected in ANU data breach

07 June, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Intelligence officials reportedly consider China to be the key suspect in the ANU data breach, but a security expert has warned against premature attribution.

Canva suffers 'security incident'

27 May, 2019 by Jonathan Nally

Australian firm Canva has suffered a 'security incident' and has advised all of its users to change their passwords.

NDB report: Health care tops security concerns again

13 May, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The OAIC's quarterly and annual Notifiable Data Breach reports find that cyber attacks are responsible for the majority of incidents, with health care the hardest hit.

Security remains top concern for Aussie businesses

24 April, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

With 65% of Australian businesses reporting interruption from security breaches in the last year, the C-suite is getting more engaged in security, Telstra said.

Microsoft email accounts compromised in breach

17 April, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Microsoft has admitted that attackers were able to use compromised privilege customer support credentials to access a portion of its free web email accounts.

Aussie orgs unprepared for data breaches

12 April, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australia ranked as the second least resilient country in a global survey of the preparedness of organisations to withstand a cyberattack.

US Senate delivers scathing report on Equifax breach

11 April, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

A US Senate Committee has detailed the lax security practices and policies at credit rating agency Equifax prior to the massive 2017 data breach.

Health data security fears rife in Australia: SOTI

27 March, 2019

Australians are increasingly concerned about the security of their health records and personal information, a new SOTI survey shows.

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