Ransomware supplanting data theft

05 April, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Index shows that cybercriminals are increasingly favouring ransomware and destructive attacks over data breaches.

86% of software vulnerabilities patched on day 1

04 April, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

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.

Financial activity dominates dark web

03 April, 2018 by Jonathan Nally

Monash University research has found that the majority of illegal and unethical dark web sites are devoted to activity such as bitcoin laundering.

Hackers skim 5m payment cards from Saks chain

03 April, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Hackers have stolen up to 5m payment card details from popular US department store chains Saks Fifth Avenue, Saks Off Fifth and Lord & Taylor.

Australian unis targeted by phishers

29 March, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Nine Iranians have been charged over an alleged global spear-phishing campaign that targeted up to 26 Australian universities.

Govt passes critical infrastructure safeguards

29 March, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

New legislation passed by the federal government will extend its powers to protect Australian critical infrastructure against cyber attacks.

Australia ranks second in APAC by cryptojacking threat

28 March, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australia is the second most targeted nation in the APAC region behind Japan in terms of cryptojacking coin mining attacks.

Taking blockchain to the masses

28 March, 2018 by Anthony Brown, Corporate Consulting Engineer, Avaya Australia | Supplied by: Avaya Australia Pty Ltd

How this booming concept can revolutionise everyday customer experience and enhance security.

US govt quietly passes data monitoring Bill

27 March, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

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.

Facebook offered data tool to ALP and LNP

26 March, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

A new report claims Facebook approached major Australian politcal parties with advanced data matching functionality for targeting voters in marginal seats.

NZ receives new Privacy Bill

26 March, 2018

The introduction of a new Privacy Bill in New Zealand has been welcomed by the Privacy Commissioner.

Cambridge Analytica shows regulation has failed

23 March, 2018 by Jonathan Nally

The failure of regulators, firms and individuals to protect sensitive data is behind cases such as the Cambridge Analytica furore, says Sydney academic.

Don't get hacked during the Games

23 March, 2018

It is expected that the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games will attract high levels of cybercrime, with businesses urged to stay alert for the possibility.

Medical records exposed by Telstra gaffe

22 March, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

A major vulnerability in Telstra's popular Argus patient record sharing software may have left Australians' sensitive medical details exposed to attack.

Facebook in hot water over data harvesting

21 March, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Facebook's market value has plunged over allegations that Cambridge Analytica used profile data to influence the US presidential election.

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