Security

Penten, Data61 to advance cyber decoy research

03 October, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Canberra-based Penten and the CSIRO's Data61 will collaborate to support research and development on cyber decoy and cyber trap capabilities.


ANU outlines "shockingly sophisticated" cyber attack

03 October, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The ANU has published a forensic investigation into what VC Brian Schmidt has called a "shockingly sophisticated" targeted cyber attack on its systems.


Proofpoint uncovers malware delivery service for hire

30 September, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling | Supplied by: Proofpoint Inc.

Security company Proofpoint has provided details of a staged malware downloader they are calling WhiteShadow that exploits Office macros and SQL commands.


Australia 7th top phishing host country, RSA reports

23 September, 2019

Australia fronted just over 3% of the world's phishing attacks last quarter, putting it at number seven in the top phishing hosting countries, RSA said.


Victoria to restrict access to driver licence biometrics

18 September, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Victoria will not allow the federal government and other states to access data it uploads to the National Driver Licence Facial Recognition Solution.


Facebook confirms millions of phone numbers leaked

09 September, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Facebook has confirmed reports that a public server containing hundreds of millions of user phone numbers has been discovered online.


Fileless malware surging worldwide

03 September, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Trend Micro's Midyear Security Roundup for the first half of the year identifies trends including the growing use of fileless malware designed to avoid detection.


Australians concerned over digital health record security

02 September, 2019

Almost half of Australians are concerned over the security and privacy of their digital health records, according to a new report.


ASD publishes approved cryptographic products list

30 August, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The ASD has published a list of the devices that have been evaluated under its ASD Cryptographic Evaluation and High Assurance evaluation programs.


Human error blamed for third of NDBs in Q2

28 August, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Malicious attacks accounted for 62% of data breach notifications reported in the June quarter, with human error the cause of a further 34%.


INSLM launches review into encryption bill

22 August, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australia's Independent National Security Legislation Monitor, Dr James Renwick, has launched a review into the components of the contentious national encryption bill.


Akamai opens DDoS scrubbing centre in Melbourne

21 August, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

CDN and cloud service provider Akamai has opened a new DDoS attack traffic scrubbing centre in Melbourne to complement its existing facility in Sydney.


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.


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