Security

TrickBot cybercrime ring develops fileless backdoor

14 January, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Russian cybercrime enterprise TrickBot has developed a PowerShell-based fileless backdoor designed to stay hidden from modern cybersecurity controls.


Cable modems haunted by newly discovered cyber vulnerability

14 January, 2020

A newly discovered cyber vulnerability could be putting hundreds of millions of cable modems at risk, according to a group of Danish security researchers.


TikTok's privacy impact analysed

13 January, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Chinese social media app TikTok demands a potentially concerning level of device control, but there's no evidence this control is being abused according to Proofpoint.


Best of 2019: Email providers' phishing nets have "big holes"

06 January, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Across the festive season we'll be reprising some of our best articles from 2019. Today we revisit a UK experiment in email phishing.


More vigilance needed to improve cybersecurity: survey

13 December, 2019 | Supplied by: ESET Internet Security

Australians are forgoing cybersecurity because it's "inconvenient, they're not worried about the risks or don't know how to protect themselves online", ESET's survey has found.


Outdated firmware could be putting IP camera security at risk

10 December, 2019

Nearly four out of every 10 cameras are vulnerable to a cyber attack, according to research by Genetec.


Voice assistant systems vulnerable to lasers

09 December, 2019

A strategically pointed laser can be used to hijack voice assistants such as Siri, Alexa and Google Assistant, researchers have shown.


Data on 1.2 billion consumers exposed online

26 November, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

A massive trove of around 4 billion customer records has been found online sitting on an unsecured server.


BlueKeep exploit found in the wild

05 November, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The security researcher who named the BlueKeep vulnerability has warned that honeypots set up to detect such attacks have been targeted by threat actors.


ATSE urges focus on cyber resilience

04 November, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering has urged the government to focus on cyber resilience while developing its 2020 Cyber Security Strategy.


State-sponsored attackers take to mobile malware

28 October, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

A new report from BlackBerry's Cylance found that several governments have been exploiting the mobile threat landscape for at least a decade.


Privacy complaints to OAIC grew 12% in FY19

24 October, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Privacy complaints to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner grew to 3306 during the last financial year.


Pitney Bowes hit by ransomware attack

16 October, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Logistics and e-commerce technology company Pitney Bowes is working to restore services after a ransomware attack took some of its systems out of commission.


Thoma Bravo bids $5.6bn for Sophos

15 October, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The board of UK-based security company Sophos will unanimously recommend a US$3.82bn takeover offer from US private equity company Thoma Bravo.


'FinalBlacklist' to help businesses hone cybersecurity

08 October, 2019 | Supplied by: CSIRO Data61

Researchers have released the "largest publicly available data set" of malicious activity to help businesses hone their cybersecurity capabilities.


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