cyber hacking
Cyber security

The ANZ and several institutions in New Zealand have been hit by a DDoS cyber attack

- September 8, 2021 < 1 MIN READ

The ANZ bank is among range of institutions, including the New Zealand Post Office, hit by what appears to be a DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack on Wednesday morning. https://twitter.com/ANZ_NZ/status/1435362520630538243   New Zealand’s Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) said it was aware of a DDoS attack, is monitoring the situation and working with affected… Read more »

Uber
Data privacy

Investigation finds Uber ‘interfered’ with the privacy of 1.2 million Australians following 2016 cyber attack

- July 27, 2021 3 MIN READ

A three-year investigation into a cyber attack that stole data from Uber belonging to 1.2 million Australia has found that the US tech company failed to act appropriately in response and paid the cyber criminals responsible a bug bounty for the breach. Privacy Commissioner Angelene Falk’s review said Uber “interfered” with the privacy of around… Read more »

butcher, abattoir, meat, beef
Cyber security

The meat processor behind Primo and Hans has closed 47 sites after a cyber attack took out its IT

- June 1, 2021 2 MIN READ

A cyber attack on US meat processing company JBS Foods, which owns the brands Hans and Primo, forced the closure of 47 facilities around Australia on Monday. The attack was confirmed by JBS Australia CEO Brent Eastwood who spoke to industry news site Beef Central, saying he was unsure how long the outage would last. In a… Read more »

cybersecurity
Opinion

A cyberwar could cost Australia’s economy $30 billion, but a loss of public trust could be an even bigger threat

- July 16, 2020 3 MIN READ

The Australian Cyber Security Growth Network (AustCyber) on Monday released a report modelling the potential impact of cyberattacks and sustained digital outages on Australia. The Digital Trust Report’s modelling suggests four weeks of partial “digital disruption” could displace up to 163,000 jobs and damage the economy to the tune of A$30 billion. According to AustCyber’s… Read more »