A hacker pulled off one of the biggest cryptocurrency heists in history by transferring $831 million worth of cryptocurrency off the Poly Network platform, only to start giving the assets back the next day. Poly Network announced the attack on Tuesday night, saying it had been attacked on the Binance Smart Chain, Ethereum, and Polygon… Read more »
The Australian government has accused China’s Ministry of State Security being behind a global hack of Microsoft’s Exchange email system earlier this year. The announcement, released by Foreign Affairs Minister Senator Marise Payne late on Monday night, alongside Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews and Defence Minister Peter Dutton, coincidences with similar findings announced by leading… Read more »
A cyber attack downed the NSW Education Dept website just as the government ordered schools to switch to online teaching
The NSW Department of Education was hit by an apparent cyber attack on Wednesday. In a notice published on Thursday, the department said it took precautionary measures, shutting down many of its systems including the online portal teachers were using in preparation for the new school term. “The timing of this creates considerable challenges for… Read more »
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 »
A supply chain attack on Kaseya VSA has caused a mass ransomware event. The attack began with a zero-day vulnerability on Kaseya VSA, a remote monitoring and management tool, which spread to managed service providers (MSPs) and some of their customers. Kaseya, a US-based software company, issued its first warning about the incident on Friday… Read more »
Researchers found a cybersecurity flaw in Atlassian software that left it vulnerable to account takeovers
Atlassian products were vulnerable to a hack that could have seen attackers gain access to user accounts, cybersecurity analysts found. Researchers from security firm Check Point discovered a set of flaws which, if exploited, would have enabled bad actors to take over the accounts of Atlassian products like Jira and Bitbucket. The researchers found the training.atlassian.com subdomain… Read more »
Security flaws in Microsoft’s Exchange software reveals key issues in Australia’s cybersecurity approach
On March 2, 2021, Microsoft published information about four critical vulnerabilities in its widely used Exchange email server software that are being actively exploited. It also released security updates for all versions of Exchange back to 2010. Microsoft has told cybersecurity expert Brian Krebs it was notified of the vulnerabilities in “early January”. The Australian… Read more »
Hackers are targeting Australia: Scott Morrison flags ‘state-based’ attacks – and it all points to China
Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Australian organisations are currently being targeted by “a sophisticated state-based cyber actor” in a media conference that appears to escalate the ongoing war of words with China. “This activity is targeting Australian organisations across a range of sectors, including all levels of government, industry, political organisations, education, health, essential service providers… Read more »
Canva CEO and founder Mel Perkins Australian design platform Canva’s customer database was attacked on Friday, with hackers stealing usernames and email addresses, as well as encrypted passwords. Canva wrote to its customers on the weekend recommending they change their passwords as a precaution, while reassuring them that all user passwords were salted and hashed… 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 OAIC an ‘eligible data breach’, which triggers notification obligations, is a data breach that is likely to result in serious harm to any of the individuals to whom the information relates.
Armourcell is a peel-and-stick square that can be slapped onto the back of mobile phones to protect a user’s mobile phone from wireless breaches.
The Victorian Government has established the Victoria Cyber Security Strategy, which outlines how the government will move against cyber threats.
The latest project that Austen Heinz and Gilad Gome are working on together has everyone within the Silicon Valley tech scene talking – the pair presented at Demo Conference recently and talked about a new pro-biotic supplement called ‘Sweet Peach’ that they wanted to bring to the market to enable women to change the way their vaginas smell.
We spoke about a number of things including where the business is heading, the importance of IT education and looked at the future of hacking, and how the education of the next generation on good hacking vs bad hacking is an important issue that Bugcrowd has become actively involved with in the United States.