In wake of Optus and Medicare leaks, serious or repeated breaches of customer information will attract heavy penalties under new legislation
Companies that fail to adequately protect people’s data could face fines of $50m or more under new legislation to be introduced next week.
After Optus and Medibank reported significant breaches of customer data, including sensitive health information, the Albanese government was now moving to increase penalties for serious or repeated breaches of customer data.Continue reading...
ESET Research spots a new version of Android malware known as FurBall that APT-C-50 is using in its wider Domestic Kitten campaign
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Electricity company says attack accessed information on 323 customers but ‘no evidence’ data was transferred elsewhere
EnergyAustralia has become the latest company to be targeted by a cyber-attack, with hundreds of customers’ details exposed.
In a statement released late on Friday, the electricity company said 323 residential and small business customers were affected by unauthorised access to their online platform, My Account.Continue reading...
Today was the final day of the 2022 Europe Community Meeting. Alicia Malone, Senior Manager of Public Relations sits down to provide a recap of the event. Highlights from the conversation include:
APT-C-50’s Domestic Kitten campaign continues, targeting Iranian citizens with a new version of the FurBall malware masquerading as an Android translation app
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With hot-ticket events firmly back on the agenda, scammers selling fake tickets online have also come out in force
What can schools, which all too often make easy prey for cybercriminals, do to bolster their defenses and keep threats at bay?
More than a dozen organizations operating in various verticals were attacked by the threat actor
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From a little girl financially helping her family in Jerusalem to a Nobel Prize laureate. That is the exceptional life of Ada Yonath in a nutshell.
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Fraudsters use various tactics to separate people from their hard-earned cash on Zelle. Here’s how to keep your money safe while using the popular P2P payment service.
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ESET researchers analyzed previously undocumented custom backdoors and cyberespionage tools deployed in Israel by the POLONIUM APT group
Has your Steam account been hacked? Here are the signs to look for and what you can do to get your account back.
A look back on the key trends and developments that shaped the cyberthreat landscape from May to August of this year
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Experts warn using any single system could have its own cybersecurity weaknesses leaving data vulnerable to misuse
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The Australian government is considering using myGov or its myGovID system to centralise digital identity authentication in the wake of the Optus data breach, but critics warn any single system could have its own cybersecurity weaknesses.
The former Telstra chief executive David Thodey was recruited to audit myGov when the Albanese government came into power, and his review would now examine whether myGov could be used to prevent people needing to present ID documents multiple times, a spokesperson for the government services minister, Bill Shorten, said.Continue reading...
Healthy habits that are instilled and nurtured at an early age bring lifelong benefits – the same applies to good cybersecurity habits
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