Security

Victoria's PTV breached Privacy Act over myki: OVIC

16 August, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

OVIC has found Public Transport Victoria to be in breach of the state's Privacy Act by publicly releasing travel records for 15.2m myki cards.


Microsoft patches two new BlueKeep-like bugs

14 August, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Microsoft patched four critical RCE vulnerabilities in the remote desktop services component of Windows, including two with BlueKeep-like wormable capabilities.


Mimecast maps cyberthreat landscape

09 August, 2019

Mimecast dug through over 67 billion emails rejected as spam, opportunistic and targeted attacks and impersonation detections to map the cyberthreat landscape.


Cybercriminals set their sights on SMBs

08 August, 2019

Cyber attackers are turning their focus to SMBs as larger corporations tighten their security, according to cybersecurity firm CTRL Group.


Email providers' phishing nets have "big holes"

05 August, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The phishing filters used by various email service providers failed to detect a significant majority of simulated phishing emails sent during a UK experiment.


US govt urged to "build the wall" of cybersecurity

05 August, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Association of IT Asset Management has urged the US government to act on a report finding pervasive cybersecurity failures across US federal agencies.


Updated kill chain model could help improve cybersecurity

02 August, 2019

Carbon Black's Cognitive Attack Loop model identifies three phases of cybercriminal behaviour and claims to help defenders better understand the root cause of attacks.


Trend Micro report exposes criminal uses of Twitter

01 August, 2019

Cybercriminals are abusing Twitter via tech support scams, command-and-control operations and data exfiltration, cybersecurity researchers have shown.


Person charged over massive US data breach

31 July, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

A US woman has been charged with illegally accessing information on around 106 million customers of North American bank holding company Capital One.


Facebook to pay record US$5bn data privacy penalty

25 July, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Facebook will pay a record US$5bn fine to settle data privacy violation charges from the US Department of Justice and Fair Trade Commission.


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.


Targeted ransomware attacks surging

19 July, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Symantec has identified a surge in the use of targeted ransomware by an ever-increasing number of attack groups over the past two years.


NSW Cyber Security Innovation Node launched

18 July, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

AustCyber and the NSW Government have formally launched the sixth national Cyber Security Innovation Node at the Joint Cyber Security Centre in Sydney.


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. 


Digital ID platforms to be used by 5bn people by 2024

12 July, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Juniper Research has predicted that the number of people using government-issued digital identity credentials will swell to 5bn by 2024.


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