Security

UK to back R&D for 'designing out' cyber threats

30 January, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The UK will invest up to $184.8m towards 'designing out' cyber threats facing businesses by baking security into the design of hardware and smart systems.


McAfee uncovers Anatova ransomware

29 January, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Researchers from McAfee have uncovered a new ransomware variant that has the potential to become a major threat due to its sophistication and modular design.


Nearly 2 in 3 DDoS attacks target CSPs

23 January, 2019

A new distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attack pattern has emerged, targeting communications service providers (CSPs).


Huge data breach releases 773m records

21 January, 2019 by Jonathan Nally

'Collection #1', a huge new trove of 773 million unique email addresses and 21 million passwords, has been uncovered by security sleuths.


Google expedites execution date for Google+

15 January, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Google has accelerated its timeline for shutting down the consumer version of Google+ after disclosing a fresh privacy-threatening vulnerability.


Real estate industry provider exposes data

14 January, 2019 by Jonathan Nally

Thousands of job applicants' personal details were potentially left exposed to the online world due to poorly configured S3 buckets.


Phishing attacks to surge in Australia in 2019

17 December, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australia will continue to be inundated with phishing attacks in 2019, while SIM jacking and SIM swapping will be a growing attack vector, Trend Micro predicts.


Compromises don't fix "flawed" encryption Bill

05 December, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Labor missed a chance to stand up to a "desperate and weak government" by backing down on its opposition to the Bill, according to Digital Rights Watch.


Optic Security Group to provide trans-Tasman coverage

04 December, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Six physical IT and information security companies from Australia and New Zealand have merged into the new Optic Security Group.


Fed govt offers cybersecurity grant

03 December, 2018

A $10 million cybersecurity initiative has just been launched by the federal government.


NSW launches cybersecurity innovation node

03 December, 2018

NSW will receive a cybersecurity innovation node to help accelerate the growth of this industry.


Cybercrooks hold their own Black Friday sales

30 November, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Cybercriminals seeking to capitalise on the spike in online sales activity during Black Friday and Cyber Monday held their own version of the shopping event.


ACS develops data sharing framework

29 November, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

A new data sharing framework developed by the ACS proposes the introduction of a standardised method of sharing and properly anonymising personal data.


Fed govt releases new cybersecurity reports

28 November, 2018

The federal government has released two new reports that aim to make Australia a world leader in cybersecurity.


Industry opposes rushing through encryption Bill

23 November, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australian industry associations have urged a parliamentary committee to reject the government's demand to rush through the controversial encryption Bill.


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