The driver licence information of a hundred thousand Australians has been stolen after a major consumer finance company was targeted with a “sophisticated and malicious cyber-attack”. Latitude Financial, a major non-bank lender of consumer credit in Australia boasting 2.8 million customer accounts, revealed on Thursday that it had been breached following a significant cyber attack… Read more »
There are two critical questions in the Australian government’s discussion paper on improving cybersecurity
The federal government is pursuing a new cybersecurity agenda in the wake of last year’s major cyber breaches with Optus and Medibank. “For businesses these days, cybersecurity is as important as having a lock on the door”, said Prime Minister Anthony Albanese in opening the government’s cybersecurity roundtable in Sydney on Monday. There, Minister for… Read more »
A major journalistic investigation has found evidence of malicious software being used by governments around the world, including allegations of spying on prominent individuals. From a list of more 50,000 phone numbers, journalists identified more than 1,000 people in 50 countries reportedly under surveillance using the Pegasus spyware. The software was developed by the Israeli… Read more »
Australian logistics giant Toll Group reverted to manual systems after a ransomware attack on part of its IT network last week, as the company liaises with government cybersecurity experts and works to restore its systems. The government’s Australian Signals Directorate’s Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) issued a warning yesterday for companies to update their… Read more »
Few countries have laws that require their cyber agencies that monitor hacking to report the criminal acts – either to third party victims or to the police.
According to the Norton SMB Cyber Security Survey 2017, one in four Australian SMBs experienced a cyber attack in 2017.