Security

Optus's TrustWave finds more SolarWinds bugs

05 February, 2021 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Optus's security division, Trustwave, says it has discovered two additional severe vulnerabilities in the SolarWinds Orion network management platform.


FTC settles with Zoom over security shortcomings

04 February, 2021 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The US FTC has finalised a settlement with Zoom over accusations the videoconferencing company misled consumers about the security of Zoom meetings.


Taskforce report calls for simpler cybersecurity standards

02 February, 2021

A report from the NSW Standards Harmonisation Taskforce is calling for Australian governments and industry to adopt international cybersecurity standards.


Americans fear being hacked more than being murdered

28 January, 2021

A survey has found that more Americans are worried about internet-related crimes involving personal information theft than other crimes, such as murder.


Data#3 renews managed services contract with Edith Cowan Uni

25 January, 2021

Data#3 has renewed its network managed services contract with Edith Cowan University, expanding the deal to include managed security firewall services.


Report: majority of passwords can be cracked in a second

22 January, 2021

Researchers have revealed that 73% of the most popular passwords in the world can be hacked in less than a second.


Malwarebytes targeted by SolarWinds attackers

21 January, 2021 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Malwarebytes disclosed that the same nation state actor behind the SolarWinds Orion breach targeted the company and gained access to some internal emails.


Kogan fined over $310,000 for breaching Spam Act

21 January, 2021

Kogan Australia has agreed to a court-enforceable undertaking and paid a $310,800 infringement notice, for breaching the Spam Act.


Australian orgs exposed to Accellion vulnerability

21 January, 2021 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The ACSC has warned that Australian organisations could be impacted by the Accellion FTA vulnerability blamed for the Reserve Bank of NZ data breach.


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.


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