The IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Index shows that cybercriminals are increasingly favouring ransomware and destructive attacks over data breaches.
While the number of documented software vulnerabilities grew last year to nearly 20,000, 86% of these had patches available within 24 hours of public disclosure.
Monash University research has found that the majority of illegal and unethical dark web sites are devoted to activity such as bitcoin laundering.
Hackers have stolen up to 5m payment card details from popular US department store chains Saks Fifth Avenue, Saks Off Fifth and Lord & Taylor.
Nine Iranians have been charged over an alleged global spear-phishing campaign that targeted up to 26 Australian universities.
New legislation passed by the federal government will extend its powers to protect Australian critical infrastructure against cyber attacks.
Australia is the second most targeted nation in the APAC region behind Japan in terms of cryptojacking coin mining attacks.
The US government has snuck in new legislation that would allow law enforcement agencies to demand access to private information held by US technology companies even when it is stored overseas.
A new report claims Facebook approached major Australian politcal parties with advanced data matching functionality for targeting voters in marginal seats.
The introduction of a new Privacy Bill in New Zealand has been welcomed by the Privacy Commissioner.
The failure of regulators, firms and individuals to protect sensitive data is behind cases such as the Cambridge Analytica furore, says Sydney academic.
It is expected that the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games will attract high levels of cybercrime, with businesses urged to stay alert for the possibility.
A major vulnerability in Telstra's popular Argus patient record sharing software may have left Australians' sensitive medical details exposed to attack.
Facebook's market value has plunged over allegations that Cambridge Analytica used profile data to influence the US presidential election.