Security

Cryptomining malware surges

26 September, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

McAfee Labs' latest Threat Report found that cryptomining malware samples surged 629% in Q1 and a further 86% during Q2.


Mirai authors sentenced to community service

24 September, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The creators of the powerful Mirai malware have avoided jail time due to their "extraordinary cooperation" with the US Justice Department.


Cybersecurity reports hit record highs: CERT NZ

21 September, 2018

More than 700 cybersecurity incidents have been reported between 1 April and 30 June, according to the latest threat report from CERT NZ.


Australia's privacy leaders slam decryption Bill

20 September, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australia's top privacy groups have urged parliament to reject a Bill that would allow law enforcement to demand tech companies provide access to encrypted data.


CCoE launched by Ava Group

14 September, 2018

The Global Cybersecurity Centre of Excellence (CCoE) has been launched by Ava Group.


British Airways reeling from payment data breach

11 September, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Personal and financial details including payment card numbers of 380,000 British Airways customers have been exposed in a protracted data breach.


Australia is fourth top malicious domain host

07 September, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australia has the dubious honour of being the fourth top host of malicious domains in the world, ahead of both China and Russia.


UQ hosts open data hackathon

07 September, 2018

The world's largest open data hackathon will be held at the University of Queensland this weekend.


Australians urged to act on data encryption: EFA

06 September, 2018

All Australians who want to keep their data secure are being urged to notify parliament.


ACSC and Splunk to host BOTS challenge

29 August, 2018

Australia's largest ever cybersecurity challenge will be hosted by the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) and Splunk.


Canberra Cyber Security Centre opens

17 August, 2018

The Australian Cyber Security Centre has opened a new headquarters in Canberra.


Internet industry wary of draft decryption bill

15 August, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Internet industry representatives have expressed major concerns over the federal government's proposed new law that would force technology companies to decrypt data when requested by law enforcement.


Over 146 billion records expected to be stolen by 2023

09 August, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Juniper Research expects the number of records compromised in data breaches worldwide to increase from 12bn this year to over 33bn in 2023.


Australia helps disrupt major hacking group

03 August, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australian law enforcement was involved in a joint effort that has resulted in the arrest and charge in the US of three alleged members of cybercrime group Fin7.


Telstra discloses minor privacy gaffe

30 July, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Telstra has revealed a data leak that exposed the contact details of 18 users of its Your Telstra Tools online service for business customers.


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