Security

New leader for WA AustCyber Node

19 February, 2019

A new head of the WA AustCyber Node has just been appointed by Edith Cowan University.


AIIA slams inaction on encryption bill reforms

19 February, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The AIIA has warned that without the passage of reforms to the encryption bill, it poses a danger to the international reputation of Australian tech companies.


Qld moves to stamp out cyberbullying

14 February, 2019

The Queensland Government is taking action on cyberbullying, with the Premier contacting social media platforms to remind them of their responsibilities.


MPs’ emails may have been hacked by foreign power

11 February, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Department of Parliamentary Services is investigating a "sophisticated" attack on the Australian Parliamentary House network and email server.


NDB report highlights need for info sharing: ACSC

11 February, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The ACSC is urging organisations to sign up to its information sharing program to help curtail the ongoing rise in malicious or criminal cyber attacks.


Data breach notifications rise again in Q4

07 February, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The number of data breach notifications filed with the OAIC rose for the fourth straight quarter from October to December, with the health sector again topping the list.


NDB stats highlight need for security rethink: experts

07 February, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The growing number of data breach notifications filed during the December quarter demonstrate that Australian organisations need a new approach to IT security.


Fraudsters steal phone numbers, drain bank accounts: TIO

06 February, 2019

Fraudsters are emptying the bank accounts of unsuspecting consumers after stealing their mobile phone numbers and email addresses.


Increasing demand for VPNs in Australia

01 February, 2019

Interest in virtual private network (VPN) services in Australia has been steadily growing, according to Surfshark.


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.


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