Security

APT groups targeting Australian health sector

12 May, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

State-backed APT groups are targeting Australia's health sector for COVID-19 research and taking advantage of the crisis in their phishing campaigns.


DTA publishes COVIDSafe source code

11 May, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The DTA has released the source code behind the COVIDSafe contact tracing app on a GitHub repository for public review.


WA Premier targeted in China-linked cyber attack

11 May, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Researchers have uncovered a sophisticated attack campaign linked to the Chinese military targeting APAC government agencies including the WA Premier's office.


Tech professionals ill-prepared for COVID-19 cyber attacks

05 May, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

Less than half of tech professsionals surveyed by ISACA are "highly confident" in their ability to detect or mitigate threats.


More industry groups back COVID-19 tracing app

04 May, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The National Committee of data management peak body DAMA Australia and ICT advocacy group The Pearcey Foundation have both endorsed the COVID-19 tracing app.


Microsoft Teams susceptible to malicious GIF, says CyberArk Labs

29 April, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

The subdomain takeover vulnerability could cause widespread financial damage or data leakage.


AIIA endorses government's COVID-19 tracing app

28 April, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The ACCC has strongly endorsed the use of the federal government's COVID-19 tracing app after vetting the technology used to maintain user privacy.


COVIDSafe app is secure and compliant, says Privacy Commissioner

28 April, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

Important safeguards are in place to ensure the app protects our data, says Angelene Faulk.


Attackers dwelling in compromised networks for months

22 April, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The majority of security pro respondents to a survey from Attivo Networks said attackers are dwelling inside their compromised networks for at least 100 days.


COVID-19 cyber scams mount against Australians

22 April, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

The Australian Cyber Security Centre has warned of new scams, frauds and phishing campaigns, all with a COVID-19 theme.


EFA calls for tracing app scrutiny

20 April, 2020

Electronic Frontiers Australia wants the federal government to start talking to technologists, rights advocates and the public about its COVID-19 tracing app.


BlackBerry uncovers major APT campaign

09 April, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

Its research uncovers a decade-long APT campaign on Linux servers, Microsoft and Android, which it says have all been conducted in the interests of the Chinese government.


More than 80% of cyberthreats involve COVID-19

01 April, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Cybercriminals have incorporated COVID-19 themes into more than 80% of their email attack campaigns, according to research from Proofpoint.


Microsoft warns of RCE vulnerabilities

31 March, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Microsoft has discovered two remote code execution vulnerabilities in unpatched versions of the Adobe Type Manager Library for Windows 7.


Black market for stolen streaming accounts thriving

30 March, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The popularity of streaming services such as Netflix, Disney+ and Apple Music has created a lucrative new market for attackers able to steal login details.


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