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Why Australian Data Breach Numbers Are Underreported

Recently, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) published its periodic statistical report on data breaches  – occurring in Australia during the first half of 2020 – received under the Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme. According to the report, there was a three percent decrease in the number of data breaches reported t
Publish At:2020-08-10 13:45 | Read:358 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security Australia coronavirus COVID-19 Data Breach m

TikTok is being discouraged and the app may be banned

In recent news retail giant Amazon sent a memo to employees telling them to delete the popular social media app TikTok from their phones. In the memo it stated that the app would pose a security risk without going into details. Later the memo was withdrawn without an explanation except that it was sent in error. Are we curious yet, my dear Watson? What is
Publish At:2020-07-28 16:08 | Read:253 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy amazon Australia ban bytedance china india privacy r

Nation-state actors target Australia, Government warns

A state-based actor is launching cyber attacks against government, public services and businesses, Australia ‘s prime minister said. Australia ‘s prime minister Scott Morrison said that a “state-based actor” is targeting government, public services, and businesses. Warning Australians of “specific risks” and an incre
Publish At:2020-06-19 07:46 | Read:422 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber warfare Intelligence Australia China cyb

IoT bills and guidelines: a global response

You may not have noticed, but Internet of Things (IoT) rules and regulations are coming whether manufacturers want them or not. From experience, drafting up laws which are (hopefully) sensible and have some relevance to problems raised by current technology is a time-consuming, frustrating process. However, it’s not that long since we saw IoT devices go main
Publish At:2019-11-22 16:50 | Read:1239 | Comments:0 | Tags:IoT Privacy Australia California internet Internet of Things

Can You Guess the Cost of a Data Breach in the Asia-Pacific?

The Asia-Pacific is a region of unique contracts — rules, customs, cultures, languages, food and more. However, there is a common thread that glues the region together: On the whole, it is growing. Per capita income is rising, and so is consumerism. Markets are growing at a remarkable rate and show no signs of slowing. Organizations are embracing cloud, mobi
Publish At:2017-07-07 19:55 | Read:3339 | Comments:0 | Tags:Data Protection Australia Cost of a Data Breach Data Breach

Australian Red Cross Leaks Data of 550,000 Blood Donors

The personal data of over half a million blood donors across Australia has been leaked online, confirmed the Red Cross Blood Service on Friday.According to security researcher Troy Hunt, the data was exposed after a Red Cross partner published a 1.74 GB database backup to a publicly facing website.The file contained more than 1.2 million records for 550,000
Publish At:2016-10-28 23:25 | Read:3802 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Security News Australia data breach leak Red Cross

ACSC Report – Australian Bureau of Meteorology hacked by foreign spies

A report published by the Australian Cyber Security Centre confirmed the Australian Bureau of Meteorology hack was powered by foreign cyber spies. In December 2015 the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) revealed that a supercomputer operated by Australialian Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) was hit by a cyber attack. The Bureau of Meteorology is Australia&
Publish At:2016-10-12 16:15 | Read:3905 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Cyber warfare Intelligence Austral

The Network of NewSat satellite telco firm was the ‘most corrupted’ of ever

The Network of NewSat satellite firm was the ‘most corrupted’ of ever, it was hacked by foreign hackers and it had interception kit in its data centre. The story demonstrates the high interest of spy agencies in hacking communication systems. Once upon a time, the Australian satellite company was deeply hacked by cyber spies that completely corru
Publish At:2016-08-29 12:40 | Read:4053 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber warfare Digital ID Hacking Intelligence

Security week-in-review: Attackers phish iPhone users, pretending to be Apple Support

It’s hard to keep up with the hundreds of security-specific headlines published every week. So, we’re rounding up the top news that affect you, your business, and the security and technology industry overall. This week we explore iPhone phishing scams, unpatched Android versions, hacking 60 Minutes reporters, and more. Check back every Friday to learn abou
Publish At:2016-04-23 05:35 | Read:3520 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security australia iPhone mobile security Phishing vulnerabi

Australian NSW Government Department of Resources and Energy under attack. Is it Chinese cyber espionage?

According to the NSW Government Department of Resources and Energy Chinese hackers have launched a malware-based attack on its network in December. The Australian NSW Government Department of Resources and Energy revealed that in December 2015 unknown hackers targeted its systems. In the same period, the organization was launching a number of important proje
Publish At:2016-02-06 01:25 | Read:3429 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Intelligence Australia China cyber esp

Australian government tells citizens to turn off two-factor authentication

The Australian government has repeatedly called for citizens to turn off two-factor authentication (2FA) at its main digital government portal, myGov. The portal's Twitter account has recently been updated several times with cute pictures encouraging holidaymakers to "turn off your myGov security codes" so that "you can spend more time doing the important th
Publish At:2015-12-24 04:40 | Read:2905 | Comments:0 | Tags:Law & Disorder Risk Assessment Technology Lab australia two-

Report: China hacked Australia’s weather service

According to a government official quoted by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, China is responsible for a breach at the Bureau of Meteorology, which may have allowed attackers to gain access to sensitive national security data. The Australian weather bureau hosts a high-performance computing center used by multiple government agencies and has network
Publish At:2015-12-03 02:20 | Read:3216 | Comments:0 | Tags:Risk Assessment Technology Lab australia china government

Vodafone Australia has hacked a Fairfax journalist’s phone

The Telecommunications giant Vodafone denies ‘improper behaviour’ after its employee accessed Natalie O’Brien’s phone records to discover its sources. Vodafone Australia has admitted it hacked a journalist’s phone records for espionage purpose. The company was trying to discover the sources for journalist’s stories
Publish At:2015-09-13 23:30 | Read:5136 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Digital ID Intelligence Reports Australia Espi

Australian 19 year-old who hacked Microsoft and US Army is fugitive

An Australian teenager who hacked Microsoft, Valve and the US Army has left the Australia. The Interpol is searching for him in Europe. An Australian teenager, who had allegedly hacked into Microsoft and the US Army websites left Australia to escape the capture. The Australian authorities have informed the Interpol, which is i
Publish At:2015-05-04 04:25 | Read:4004 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Australia Cybercrime Hacking intel

Data Breach – Hackers violated a server at Linux Australia

The organization Linux Australia revealed that one of its servers was hacked. The personal data of conference attendees might have been exposed. Linux Australia revealed a data breach occurred on March 22, according to the organization attackers may have accessed personal details of conference attendees. Linux Australia is an
Publish At:2015-04-07 02:25 | Read:3543 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking Australia Cybercrime data

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