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Credit card data leak at DSS comes to light

24 November 2017 in Security

Outsourcing data storage has come back to bite the Department of Social Services, with the personal details of 8500 current…

Necurs botnet spreading new strain of Windows ransomware

24 November 2017 in Security

The Internet's biggest spam botnet Necurs has been spreading a strain of Windows ransomware known as Scarab over the last…

Retail assn chief plays down Amazon impact as launch nears

24 November 2017 in Strategy

The National Retail Association is playing down the impact that Amazon will have on the Australian retail sector, even as…

NBN Co chief coy on promise of releasing customer speeds

24 November 2017 in Telecoms & NBN

After suggesting earlier this month that the NBN Co would make available the speeds possible on a customer's connection, the…

Telstra closing in on halfway mark with mobile black spot rollout

23 November 2017 in Telecoms & NBN

Telstra is gradually closing in on the halfway mark in its rollout of 577 new base stations to eradicate mobile…

Optus puts $3.5m into Cyber Security Co-operative Research Centre

23 November 2017 in Security

Optus Business is investing $3.5 million in the newly launched industry-led Cyber Security Co-operative Research Centre.

Uber contributing to growth of cyber crime: claim

23 November 2017 in Security

Security companies have reacted to the Uber hack that revealed the details of 57 million users with a mixture of…

Bitcoin mining consumes more energy than 159 countries

23 November 2017 in Energy

Bitcoin mining around the world consumes 29.05TWh (terawatt hours) of electricity annually as of 20 November, according to a website…

Australia third in mobile penetration in OECD: report

23 November 2017 in Development

Australia has the third highest rate of mobile penetration among OECD countries, behind Japan and Finland, according to a report…

IT sector exec demand slows as economy dips: EL Consult

22 November 2017 in Recruitment

There are signs Australia’s “booming economy" might be hitting a flat spot, according to recruitment firm EL Consult, which says…

Macquarie $18m bid to mop up remaining shares in Bulletproof

22 November 2017 in Business Telecommunications

The Macquarie Telecom Group has launched an $18 million bid to buy outright the cloud services business Bulletproof which would…

Heads roll after leak of 57m Uber user details reported

22 November 2017 in Security

Ride-sharing company Uber has sacked its chief security officer Joe Sullivan and one of his deputies after it was found…

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Qualtrics appoints Bennetts to employee experience role

24 November 2017 in People Moves

US-based software company Qualtrics has appointed former Chandler Macleod senior manager Steve Bennetts as employee experience subject matter expert.

US charges Iranian over HBO hack

24 November 2017 in Security

Charges have been announced against an Iranian named Behzad Mesri over the hacking of HBO back in August and an…

Want the cheapest broadband in the world? Move to Iran

24 November 2017 in Telecoms & NBN

An evaluation of 3351 individual broadband plans in 196 countries has found that Iran offers the cheapest plan, with an…

NBN – it's not all bad news (part 2)

24 November 2017 in Core Dump

Things started well when I got connected to the NBN and then I ran into a snag. But it wasn't…

ARENA builds case for second interconnector for Bass Strait between Tassie and mainland

24 November 2017 in Development

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency and TasNetworks will explore a more detailed feasibility and business case for a second Bass…

Moscow accuses Google of violating freedom of speech

24 November 2017 in Technology Regulation

Google has announced plans to block articles from Russian website Sputnik and the Russian television channel RT from appearing in…

Change in UK broadband ads to avoid speed confusion

24 November 2017 in Business Telecommunications

As Australians struggle to understand why they often get much slower broadband speeds than advertised, the UK has taken a…

FCC chair to push for complete repeal of net neutrality

24 November 2017 in Government Tech Policy

US Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai has unveiled a plan to push for the complete repeal of the net…

VIDEO Interview: Pycom's top execs talk IoT tech, hackathons and plenty more on A/NZ tour

24 November 2017 in Internet of Things

Named a Gartner "Cool Vendor" earlier this year, Pycom is disrupting the IoT industry, helping users deploy "great-value, enterprise-grade connected…

Google forced to act on shonky ticket resellers

23 November 2017 in Technology Regulation

Pressure from consumer groups has forced Google to crack down on ticket resellers from the beginning of the new year.

Netflix achieves YouGov's top BrandIndex ranking with strongest customer advocacy

23 November 2017 in Home Tech

The "YouGov BrandIndex" has announced its 2017 Brand Advocacy Rankings in Australia, showing Netflix’s customers are the strongest advocates of…

Australian, NZ local governments face barriers to digitisation: report

23 November 2017 in Strategy

Limited budgets and organisational culture is hindering digital transformation by the public sector in both Australia and New Zealand, with…

WhiteHawk launches IPO ahead of ASX debut

23 November 2017 in Strategy

Online cyber security advisory firm WhiteHawk has opened an initial public offering to raise $4 million as it ramps up…

EU to end unjustified geoblocking by end of next year

23 November 2017 in Technology Regulation

The European Union has told online sales outfits that operate within its jurisdiction that they will have to stop redirecting…

Telstra, CommBank targeted by email scammers

23 November 2017 in Security

Two major Australian brands, Telstra and Commonwealth Bank, have been targeted by scammers in a bid to dupe users into…

Amazon soft launch likely today; electronics retailers may take hit

23 November 2017 in Strategy

An email sent by Amazon third-party sellers indicates that the US retailing giant will begin selling on its Australian store…

Report: Over 1.5 billion smartphones to be shipped in 2018

23 November 2017 in Telecoms & NBN

With global shipments set to grow 5% by 2017 end and then nearly another 5% in 2018, ever better technologies…

Apple pips Samsung at post with both dominating UK in Q3 2017

23 November 2017 in Telecoms & NBN

With 34.4% UK market share to Apple and 34% to Samsung, Huawei, Alcatel and Moto join them to account for…