Cyber security

NAB has launched a crowd-sourced bug bounty program with Bugcrowd

- September 25, 2020 < 1 MIN READ

Big four bank NAB has launched the first bug bounty program for Australian banking in a partnership with crowd-sourced security company Bugcrowd. NAB will reward vetted security researchers who uncover previously undisclosed vulnerabilities in the bank’s tech environment. But to take part, you must have an ‘Elite Trust Score’ on the Bugcrowd platform. San Francisco-based Bugcrowd… Read more »

Cyber security

A Chinese data company profiled Atlassian co-founders Scott Farquhar and Mike Cannon-Brookes among 35,000 Australians

- September 14, 2020 4 MIN READ

National security is like sausage-making. We might enjoy the tasty product, but want to look away from the manufacturing. Recent news that Chinese company Zhenhua Data is profiling more than 35,000 Australians isn’t a surprise to people with an interest in privacy, security and social networks. We need to think critically about this, knowing we… Read more »

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186,000 Service NSW customers are victims of a cyber security hack involving 3.8 million documents stolen from staff email accounts

- September 7, 2020 < 1 MIN READ

Around 186,000 users of Service NSW –  the New South Wales government’s “one-stop shop” for everyone from licences to birth, deaths and marriage,  property and the law – will be sent a registered letter notifying them of a data breach labelled a “criminal attack” that saw more than 3.8 million documents (738 gigabytes of data)… Read more »

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Cyber security

New Zealand cyber security officials warn of more attacks after repeated stock exchange hits

- September 1, 2020 4 MIN READ

The Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) has issued a warning to all New Zealand businesses to be prepared for cyber attacks, following almost a week of daily attacks on the New Zealand stock exchange (NZX). The attacks have caused outages, sometimes for hours, of NZX’s public-facing website since Tuesday last week. Today it continued trading… Read more »