Security

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.


Data theft a top security concern for Australians: study

11 July, 2019

The study, which was done as part of a larger body of work, looked at the public's security concerns and how they've changed over time.


Marriott facing $178m GDPR fine

11 July, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The UK's ICO is proposing to fine hotel chain Marriott International $178m over a massive data breach that went undetected for more than four years.


Phone businesses' identities stolen for Facebook scams

10 July, 2019

The Western Australian Government has issued a warning after four Perth mobile phone businesses had their identities stolen and used in Facebook scams.


British Airways facing $330m GDPR fine

09 July, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The UK Information Commissioner's Office has proposed to issue British Airways a nearly $330m fine, in what would be the largest GDPR penalty imposed to date.


ACSC urges network owners to sign up for AISI

04 July, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Following reports of preventable incidents, the Australian Cyber Security Centre is urging network operators to sign up to the free Australian Internet Security Initiative.


Huawei devices pose a high security risk: report

02 July, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

An analysis of Huawei firmware claims to have found potential backdoors in more than half of the vendor's devices.


CSIRO's Data61 develops digital 'vaccine'

21 June, 2019

CSIRO's Data61 researchers have figured out a way to essentially 'vaccinate' AI and machine learning algorithms against adversarial attacks.


Almost $110,000 lost to NBN scams each month

19 June, 2019

Scammers pretending to be NBN Co are costing consumers more than $110,000 a month on average in 2019, the Australian Competitor and Consumer Commission warns.


ACU discloses data breach

18 June, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Australian Catholic University has revealed that some staff email accounts and university systems were compromised in a phishing attack-based data breach.


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