Security

NZ adopts new privacy principle to protect personal information

29 October, 2020

New Zealand has added a new privacy principle to the Privacy Act 2020, which adds new controls on the disclosure of personal information to overseas organisations.


Australian Cyber Week 2020 kicks off

27 October, 2020

Australian Cyber Week 2020 has commenced, kicking off a series of events that will showcase the capabilities of the Australian cybersecurity sector.


US DoJ indicts six Russian hackers

23 October, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The US Department of Justice has won an indictment against six Russian military intelligence officials alleged to be state-sponsored hackers.


Russia, Iran obtain US voter information

23 October, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The US FBI warns that Russia and Iran have obtained US voter registration information, in an apparent attempt to manipulate the outcome of the 2020 election.


Communications cybersecurity to be top of agenda at CCV

23 October, 2020 by Jonathan Nally | Supplied by: Comms Connect (WFevents)

Leading experts from the NSW Government, NIST and the private sector will spearhead the cybersecurity discussion at the Comms Connect Virtual Conference Series.


British Airways fined $36.5m for major data breach

20 October, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The UK Information Commissioners' Office has issued its largest fine to date to British Airways over a 2018 data breach that affected more than 400,000 people.


NZ enhances privacy breach reporting with online tool

20 October, 2020

The NZ Office of the Privacy Commissioner has launched NotifyUs, an online tool to help businesses and organisations determine if a privacy breach is notifiable.


Australian Cyber Week returns for 2020

16 October, 2020

AustCyber will launch Australian Cyber Week from 26–30 October 2020 on its virtual conference platform, highlighting Australia's cybersecurity sector.


Survey: Ransomware victims forever changed

15 October, 2020

A global survey has found that organisations hit by ransomware are never the same, with ransomware attacks affecting the confidence of IT managers.


Most domains linked to US election vulnerable

12 October, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Many web domains associated with the two main US presidential election campaigns are being targeted for disinformation activities such as domain spoofing.


Call for applicants for 2021 ADF Cyber Gap Program

12 October, 2020

Cyber students interested in pursuing a career with the Australian Defence Force have been encouraged to enrol in the 2021 ADF Cyber Gap Program.


Bahamut cybercrime group has a "fake news empire"

12 October, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

BlackBerry has released new research detailing the activities of what the company says is the world's largest hack-for-hire group, Bahamut.


Emotet malware campaign is back: ACSC

06 October, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Emotet malware campaign targeting a number of Australian firm and government agencies is back in action, the Australian Cyber Security Centre has warned.


Researchers develop quantum-safe blockchain protocol

01 October, 2020

Researchers have developed MatRiCT, a blockchain protocol that is secure against quantum computers and protects the privacy of users and their transactions.


ZeroLogon vulnerability being actively exploited

28 September, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Microsoft has warned that attackers are attempting to actively exploit the ZeroLogon escalation of privilege vulnerability in Windows Server patched last month.


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