Security

Aussie corporate clouds under fire amid COVID-19 crisis

29 May, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

External attacks on Australian corporate cloud accounts have surged 630% as a result of the increasing reliance on cloud services during state lockdowns.


NAB using voice biometrics to verify customers

29 May, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

NAB has signed on 120,000 customers to its VoiceID biometrics authentication service since its launch in November and aims to reach 250,000 by the end of the year.


DTA releases latest COVIDSafe update

28 May, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Digital Transformation Agency has incorporated new security and accessibility enhancements into the latest version of its COVIDSafe contact tracing app.


Australia condemns state attacks on health infrastructure

22 May, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australia's Ambassador for Cyber Affairs has condemned state-backed malicious actors that are seeking to disrupt hospital operations during the COVID-19 crisis.


New malware can steal data from air-gapped systems

22 May, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

ESET researchers have uncovered a new malware toolkit that appears to be designed to exfiltrate data from systems not connected to the internet.


Legislation passed to protect COVIDSafe app data

20 May, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

The Privacy Amendment Act 2020 will prescribe civil and criminal penalties for app misuse including a maximum gaol term of 5 years.


NZ GCSB condemns COVID-19 cyber attacks

14 May, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

New Zealand's GCSB has condemned reported cyber attacks on foreign critical infrastructure during the COVID-19 crisis, but said NZ has not yet been a target.


COVID-19 related malware and spam on the rise

13 May, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

Trend Micro has uncovered a variety of malicious campaigns including email spam, BEC, malware, ransomware and malicious domains.


Toll Group still recovering from ransomware attack

13 May, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Toll Group is still facing disruption to some IT systems after falling victim to its second major ransomware attack this year.


APT groups targeting Australian health sector

12 May, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

State-backed APT groups are targeting Australia's health sector for COVID-19 research and taking advantage of the crisis in their phishing campaigns.


DTA publishes COVIDSafe source code

11 May, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The DTA has released the source code behind the COVIDSafe contact tracing app on a GitHub repository for public review.


WA Premier targeted in China-linked cyber attack

11 May, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Researchers have uncovered a sophisticated attack campaign linked to the Chinese military targeting APAC government agencies including the WA Premier's office.


Tech professionals ill-prepared for COVID-19 cyber attacks

05 May, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

Less than half of tech professsionals surveyed by ISACA are "highly confident" in their ability to detect or mitigate threats.


More industry groups back COVID-19 tracing app

04 May, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The National Committee of data management peak body DAMA Australia and ICT advocacy group The Pearcey Foundation have both endorsed the COVID-19 tracing app.


Microsoft Teams susceptible to malicious GIF, says CyberArk Labs

29 April, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

The subdomain takeover vulnerability could cause widespread financial damage or data leakage.


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