Defence contractor Austal hit with cyber attack

05 November, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Department of Defence and ACSC are investigating a recent data breach and extortion attempt on one of the department's contractors, WA shipbuilder Austal.

SA has highest proportion of infected devices

02 November, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

SA has Australia's highest proportion of malware infected devices, with an estimated 26.4% of devices infected with an average of 20 malware strains.

New scam targeting iPhone users

23 October, 2018

iPhone users are being warned about a new scam that tries to steal Apple log-in details by sending fake Spotify/iTunes emails.

Decryption Bill could enable warrantless snooping

22 October, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Law Council of Australia has warned a parliamentary committee that the proposed decryption Bill could allow warrantless surveillance and indefinite detention.

New Bill targets online pirates

19 October, 2018

A new Bill introduced by the federal government aims to crack down on online pirates.

Academics weigh in on decryption Bill

17 October, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Technology experts are divided over the threat the proposed Telecommunications Assistance and Access Bill 2018 poses to citizen privacy.

The C-level is becoming more active in cybersecurity

12 October, 2018 by Thomas King, Head of Cyber Security Products, Telstra

C-level executives are in a prime position to promote a unified approach to cybersecurity and drive awareness and adoption throughout their organisations.

4.55bn records compromised in data breaches in 1H18

12 October, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The number of customer records compromised in data breaches surged 133% year-on-year in 1H18, with just six social media incidents accounting for 56% of these.

Google+ to be shut down after security gaffe

10 October, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Google has decided to shut down its Google+ platform due to low user engagement, but the decision follows news that the company sat on a security vulnerability.

New Bill may increase cyber threat: Digital Rights Watch

08 October, 2018

Digital Rights Watch warns that the proposed Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Bill 2018 could increase security risk.

Australian office workers putting data at risk

03 October, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

An estimated 65% of Australian office workers have committed an act that could leave their company vulnerable to a data breach, new research indicates.

Govt launches identity protection review

02 October, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Former AGD Secretary Roger Wilkins has been appointed to lead a review into the protection and management of identity information to better fight identity theft.

50m Facebook accounts exposed in security breach

02 October, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Attackers have exploited three vulnerabilities in Facebook's code to potentially gain access to nearly 50 million user accounts, the company has disclosed.

Cyber attacks financially hit half of US small businesses

02 October, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Half of US very small businesses have suffered financial losses due to cyber attacks on their web presence, according to GoDaddy.

Cybersecurity professor appointed at CDU

02 October, 2018

A cybersecurity professor will be appointed in the Northern Territory, as part of the government's cybersecurity investment.

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