Cyber security

Global cybercrime crackdown sees five arrested in Australia over phishing scam

- April 24, 2024 3 MIN READ

Five Australians have been arrested as part of a worldwide sting that took down a cybercrime platform acting as a “one-stop-shop” for phishing. Authorities from around the world teamed up to target LabHost, a cybercrime platform that offered users a “phishing kit” for a price, allowing them to steal the personal details and money of… Read more »

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An cybersecurity expert explains credential stuffing and how to protect yourself

- March 1, 2024 3 MIN READ

Cyber-skulduggery is becoming the bane of modern life. Australia’s prime minister has called it a “scourge”, and he is correct. In 2022–23, nearly 94,000 cyber crimes were reported in Australia, up 23% on the previous year. In the latest high-profile attack, around 15,000 customers of alcohol retailer Dan Murphy, Mexican restaurant chain Guzman y Gomez,… Read more »

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Experts explain how the current rash of company hacks is part of a growing criminal business model for stolen data

- October 27, 2022 3 MIN READ

New details have emerged on the severity of the Medibank hack, which has now affected all users. Optus, Medibank, Woolworths, and, last Friday, electricity provider Energy Australia are all now among the household names that have fallen victim to a data breach. If it seems like barely a week goes by without news of another… Read more »


The rapping economist arrested over a $7bn crypto hack wrote for Forbes on protecting yourself from cybercriminals

- February 10, 2022 2 MIN READ

A married couple has been arrested in the US for allegedly possessing and trying to launder 119,754 Bitcoin, today worth $7.4 billion, that were stolen in the 2016 breach of the Bitfinex exchange. The US Justice Department arrested husband-and-wife duo Ilya Lichtenstein, 34, and Heather Morgan, 31, this week for their alleged involvement in laundering… Read more »

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The ‘biggest vulnerability in computing history’ in Java logging library Log4j has seen a massive spike in hacker attacks

- December 16, 2021 2 MIN READ

A new vulnerability sent shockwaves across the internet over the weekend, sending IT teams scrambling to fix Java servers before they are exploited by ruthless attackers looking for an easy foothold into systems. It’s colloquially called Log4Shell and one security expert has said it could be “the single biggest vulnerability in the history of modern… Read more »

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The top 5 most dangerous criminal organisations online right now

- July 8, 2021 4 MIN READ

On the internet, nobody knows you’re a dog! These words from Peter Steiner’s famous cartoon could easily be applied to the recent ransomware attack on Florida-based software supplier Kaseya. Kaseya provides software services to thousands of clients around the world. It’s estimated between 800 and 1,500 medium to small businesses may be impacted by the… Read more »