Security

Ransomware groups find new way of extorting companies

30 March, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Multiple ransomware threat actors are creating sites to leak data stolen during their infiltration of a target network to help further extort their victims.


Evasive malware now used in majority of attacks

26 March, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Evasive malware designed to conceal its presence from signature-based antivirus scans is now being used in 68% of malware attacks, according to WatchGuard.


Critical comms companies lax in security

17 March, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

One in five critical communications companies lack any form of cybersecurity system, despite the industry regularly experiencing cyber attacks.


Gen Z Australia's fastest growing scam victims

11 March, 2020

Gen Z Australians are the fastest growing scam victims, losing $5 million and making 12,000 reports in 2019, according to the ACCC.


OAIC sues Facebook for major privacy violations

11 March, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Federal Court proceedings allege that Facebook wilfully violated the privacy of around 311,000 Facebook users by disclosing their sensitive personal information.


Oversight needed for police use of AI

04 March, 2020

Digital Rights Watch is calling for facial recognition oversight after finding Australian police were allegedly using Clearview AI's tools for ID purposes.


ACSC warns of Telerik UI attacks

04 March, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Australian Cyber Security Centre has warned that "sophisticated actors" are targeting a remote code execution attack flaw in the Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX.


NDB notifications grew 19% in 2H19

03 March, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Businesses reported 537 data breaches under the NDB scheme in the second half of 2019, with 64% of these blamed on malicious activity, according to the OAIC.


MSSPs "high-value" targets for cyber attackers

02 March, 2020

Managed security service providers are becoming high-value targets for cybercriminals, according to BlackBerry Cylance's 2020 Threat Report.


Clearview AI hit with major data breach

28 February, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Controversial image-scraping facial recognition company Clearview AI has disclosed a data breach involving the theft of its entire client list.


Four in five Aussie IoT adopters have faced a hack

24 February, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Four in five IoT adopting Australian enterprises have experienced an attempted or successful hacking attempt, new research indicates.


Cyber attacks targeting A/NZ fell 14% in 2019

14 February, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Malwarebytes' latest State of Malware report estimates that total attacks targeting Australia or New Zealand fell last year, despite some high-profile incidents.


Shared smart speaker users concerned about security

06 February, 2020

Shared smart speaker users are concerned about friends, family and others accessing and potentially misusing the devices, a UBC study has found.


Toll Group responding to ransomware attack

06 February, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australian transport and logistics giant Toll Group has fallen victim to a ransomware attack that forced the company to take some core IT systems offline.


Ashley Madison users face extortion scam, five years on

05 February, 2020

Victims of the Ashley Madison data breach are again under attack, this time, via emailed blackmail attempts.


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