Security

Huawei challenging US restrictions in court

30 May, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Huawei has filed a motion for summary judgement in a US lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a law restricting US companies from doing business with the vendor.


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.


1 in 5 elections faced foreign cyber interference

20 May, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

An analysis of 97 elections and 31 referenda held since late 2016 found indications of foreign interference in 20 countries.


Zombieload flaw affects most modern Intel chips

17 May, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Researchers have discovered a new architectural flaw in most Intel chips released since 2011 that could allow attackers to steal system-level data.


Trusted websites not so trustworthy: Data61

15 May, 2019

Internet users could be inadvertently loading malicious content from 'trusted websites', according to new research from CSIRO's Data61.


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.


Chinese hackers using NSA exploits a year prior to leak

09 May, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Chinese hacking group Buckeye was using tools from the arsenal of NSA exploits for at least a year before they were leaked by the Shadow Brokers in 2017.


SA Premier's cybersecurity mission to the US

06 May, 2019

The Premier of South Australia has visited the US to explore investments and growth opportunities for SA's cyber sector.


Scams cost businesses $7.2m last year: ACCC

01 May, 2019

A new report from the ACCC shows that Australian businesses were hit by more than 5800 scams during 2018.


Coalition makes $156m cybersecurity pledge

30 April, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The federal government has announced a wide-ranging $156 million investment in cybersecurity as an election promise.


Half a billion dollars lost to scammers last year: ACCC

29 April, 2019

Almost half a billion dollars was lost to scammers in Australia during 2018, according to a new ACCC report.


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.


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