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.

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.

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.

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.

NAB bolsters cybersecurity with bug bounty

28 September, 2020

NAB, in partnership with Bugcrowd, has launched a cyber bug bounty program, with a reward for researchers who uncover vulnerabilities in the bank's environment.

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.

Rising cyber attacks drive APAC managed security spend

28 September, 2020

GlobalData predicts that managed security services revenue in the APAC region will reach $17 billion by 2024, fuelled by increasing cyber attacks.

70% of Australians rank privacy a top concern

25 September, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The OAIC's Australian Community Attitudes to Privacy Survey 2020 found that Australians increasingly expect businesses to respect and protect their privacy.

Disconnect between IT workers and employers about cybersecurity

23 September, 2020

Research from Bitdefender has highlighted the disconnect between how business leaders and infosec professionals view the current security landscape.

US issues warrants for five alleged APT41 members

18 September, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The US Department of Justice has issued warrants for five alleged members of the APT41 cybercrime group, and accused China of shielding the cybercriminals.

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