Important safeguards are in place to ensure the app protects our data, says Angelene Faulk.
The ACCC has strongly endorsed the use of the federal government's COVID-19 tracing app after vetting the technology used to maintain user privacy.
The Australian Cyber Security Centre has warned of new scams, frauds and phishing campaigns, all with a COVID-19 theme.
The majority of security pro respondents to a survey from Attivo Networks said attackers are dwelling inside their compromised networks for at least 100 days.
Electronic Frontiers Australia wants the federal government to start talking to technologists, rights advocates and the public about its COVID-19 tracing app.
Its research uncovers a decade-long APT campaign on Linux servers, Microsoft and Android, which it says have all been conducted in the interests of the Chinese government.
Cybercriminals have incorporated COVID-19 themes into more than 80% of their email attack campaigns, according to research from Proofpoint.
Microsoft has discovered two remote code execution vulnerabilities in unpatched versions of the Adobe Type Manager Library for Windows 7.
The popularity of streaming services such as Netflix, Disney+ and Apple Music has created a lucrative new market for attackers able to steal login details.
Multiple ransomware threat actors are creating sites to leak data stolen during their infiltration of a target network to help further extort their victims.
Evasive malware designed to conceal its presence from signature-based antivirus scans is now being used in 68% of malware attacks, according to WatchGuard.
One in five critical communications companies lack any form of cybersecurity system, despite the industry regularly experiencing cyber attacks.
The Federal Court proceedings allege that Facebook wilfully violated the privacy of around 311,000 Facebook users by disclosing their sensitive personal information.
Gen Z Australians are the fastest growing scam victims, losing $5 million and making 12,000 reports in 2019, according to the ACCC.
The Australian Cyber Security Centre has warned that "sophisticated actors" are targeting a remote code execution attack flaw in the Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX.