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.

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.

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.

Cybercrooks spoofing Aussie retail domains

28 September, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Analysis of lookalike domains targeting Australia's top retailers found three times as many such domains with TLS certificates as legitimate retail domains.

Cryptomining malware surges

26 September, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

McAfee Labs' latest Threat Report found that cryptomining malware samples surged 629% in Q1 and a further 86% during Q2.

Mirai authors sentenced to community service

24 September, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The creators of the powerful Mirai malware have avoided jail time due to their "extraordinary cooperation" with the US Justice Department.

Cybersecurity reports hit record highs: CERT NZ

21 September, 2018

More than 700 cybersecurity incidents have been reported between 1 April and 30 June, according to the latest threat report from CERT NZ.

Australia's privacy leaders slam decryption Bill

20 September, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australia's top privacy groups have urged parliament to reject a Bill that would allow law enforcement to demand tech companies provide access to encrypted data.

CCoE launched by Ava Group

14 September, 2018

The Global Cybersecurity Centre of Excellence (CCoE) has been launched by Ava Group.

British Airways reeling from payment data breach

11 September, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Personal and financial details including payment card numbers of 380,000 British Airways customers have been exposed in a protracted data breach.

Australia is fourth top malicious domain host

07 September, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australia has the dubious honour of being the fourth top host of malicious domains in the world, ahead of both China and Russia.

UQ hosts open data hackathon

07 September, 2018

The world's largest open data hackathon will be held at the University of Queensland this weekend.

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