Oversight needed for police use of AI

04 March, 2020

Digital Rights Watch is calling for facial recognition oversight after finding Australian police were allegedly using Clearview AI's tools for ID purposes.

NDB notifications grew 19% in 2H19

03 March, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Businesses reported 537 data breaches under the NDB scheme in the second half of 2019, with 64% of these blamed on malicious activity, according to the OAIC.

MSSPs "high-value" targets for cyber attackers

02 March, 2020

Managed security service providers are becoming high-value targets for cybercriminals, according to BlackBerry Cylance's 2020 Threat Report.

Clearview AI hit with major data breach

28 February, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Controversial image-scraping facial recognition company Clearview AI has disclosed a data breach involving the theft of its entire client list.

Four in five Aussie IoT adopters have faced a hack

24 February, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Four in five IoT adopting Australian enterprises have experienced an attempted or successful hacking attempt, new research indicates.

Cyber attacks targeting A/NZ fell 14% in 2019

14 February, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Malwarebytes' latest State of Malware report estimates that total attacks targeting Australia or New Zealand fell last year, despite some high-profile incidents.

Shared smart speaker users concerned about security

06 February, 2020

Shared smart speaker users are concerned about friends, family and others accessing and potentially misusing the devices, a UBC study has found.

Toll Group responding to ransomware attack

06 February, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australian transport and logistics giant Toll Group has fallen victim to a ransomware attack that forced the company to take some core IT systems offline.

Ashley Madison users face extortion scam, five years on

05 February, 2020

Victims of the Ashley Madison data breach are again under attack, this time, via emailed blackmail attempts.

Australians need more cyber training, Proofpoint warns

30 January, 2020

Australian businesses need to be more active with cybersecurity training as cybercriminals increasingly personalise their attacks, according to Proofpoint.

Australian cyber resilience at odds with security culture

29 January, 2020

Australian businesses need to become more cyber resilient if they're going to prevent data breaches and other cybersecurity risks, according to McAfee.

Microsoft cops to exposing customer data online

24 January, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Microsoft has admitted to a security gaffe that led to more than 250m customer support records dating back to 2005 being inadvertently exposed online.

Citrix releases first fixes for ADC bug

22 January, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Citrix has released the first fixes for the vulnerability in its application delivery controller software, highlighed by the ACSC earlier this month.

CrowdStrike report highlights 2019 cyber crime "trends"

17 January, 2020

Cyber attackers' average dwell time increased last year, with most cyber attackers aiming to disrupt business, CrowdStrike's report claims.

ACSC outlines Office macro security measures

17 January, 2020 by Jonathan Nally

The Australian Cyber Security Centre has released updated information outlining steps that can be taken to protect against malicious Microsoft Office macros.

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