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Proofpoint identifies malware targeting government institutions

18 June 2021 in Security

Cybersecurity company Proofpoint has identified a malware called LastConn which has targeted government institutions in the Middle East and global…

Warning: Credential stuffing attacks now a rising security threat

17 June 2021 in Security

There has been an exponential rise in the number of of credential stuffing attacks - or automated attempts to compromise…

Equinix aims for Global Climate-Neutral Target in 2030

17 June 2021 in Climate

Digital infrastructure company Equinix says it is committed to becoming climate-neutral and has set a science-based target (SBT) for emissions…

Amazon Launchpad Innovation winners get $200k each

16 June 2021 in Strategy

Amazon Australia has announced the winners of its Amazon Launchpad Innovation Grantsinitiative, awarding five grants worth more than $200,000 each to…

Fake online reviews account for $1.2 billion of e-commerce sales in Australia this year: study

16 June 2021 in Security

Fake online reviews will be responsible for $1.2 billion of Australian ecommerce purchases made in 2021, according to newly published…

digiDirect hit with penalties by ACCC for misleading consumers about ‘storewide’ sales

16 June 2021 in Technology Regulation

Australian electronic goods retailer digiDirect – trading as Digital Imaging Express Pty Ltd – has paid $39,240 in penalties after…

carbonTRACK appoints tech veteran Brenton Spear as CEO

15 June 2021 in People Moves

Australian smart energy innovator carbonTRACK has appointed technology veteran Brenton Spear as chief executive officer to work alongside founder Spiros…

Canalys forecasts smartphone shipments to grow 12% in 2021, to 1.4 billion units

15 June 2021 in Telecoms & NBN

Despite supply pressures, analyst firm Canalys suggests the global smartphone market will grow 12% in 2021, representing a strong recovery…

Atlassian Foundation leads creation of Deed of Equity Gift for startup founders

15 June 2021 in Strategy

Australian software company Atlassian’s non-profit charity support group Atlassian Foundation has partnered with PwC Australia, Herbert Smith Freehills, and Australian…

Australia Post, Western Union expand partnership to launch digital money transfer service

10 June 2021 in Deals

Cross-border, cross-currency money movement and payments provider Western Union has announced the expansion of its 17-year relationship with Australia Post,…

The internet outage - Fastly: A customer did it (kinda)

10 June 2021 in Networking

  Fastly's latest response to yesterday's outage puts the blame indirectly on an unnamed customer.

The overnight internet outage - an update

09 June 2021 in Networking

Internet CDN provider Fastly has admitted that last night's outage was due to a configuration error.

Payment redirection scams cost Australian businesses $128 milion in losses in 2020

09 June 2021 in Security

Payment redirection scams were the most financially damaging scams for Australian businesses in 2020 according to the competition watchdog, the…

AFP demonstrates no further powers needed in fight against encryption

09 June 2021 in Government Tech Policy

ANALYSIS The Australian Federal Police appears to have provided the best possible argument for not passing federal bills that seek…

Kaspersky trio spots Vista-era zero-days exploited through Chrome

09 June 2021 in Security

Global security firm Kaspersky has revealed that targeted attacks against a number of companies, which it noticed in April, initially…

Breaking IT News

Pentanet raises $20 million to fund accelerated network rollout and cloud gaming growth

18 June 2021 in Telecoms & NBN

Pentanet announced it has received firm commitments to raise A$20 million (before costs) via a share placement to institutional and…

Telstra goes live with Ericsson Digital BSS

18 June 2021 in Telecoms & NBN

Ericsson have announced that pre-paid customers of Australian communications provider Telstra are among the first globally to benefit from faster…

Tangerine wins Mozo Experts Choice NBN Provider of the Year

18 June 2021 in Telecoms & NBN

Tangerine Telecom has won the Mozo Experts Choice NBN Provider of the Year for 2021 and scooped another three awards…

Optus and Eltek extend time without power at transmission hubs by another 10-20 hours

18 June 2021 in Telecoms & NBN

Optus and Delta Electronics (Australia) under the Eltek brand unveiled the Yes! CPX (Critical Power eXtender), that they say is…

Link4 connects BOC to the Australian e-invoicing network

18 June 2021 in Deals

BOC Gas is the first large enterprise business to join the Australian e-Invoicing network, and it has done so by…

Alibaba says it reduced its carbon emission during its 6.18 sales

18 June 2021 in Business IT

Alibaba reports that the carbon emission per order during 6.18 sales dropped by 18% compared to last year. Alibaba cites…

Microsoft introduces new features in Microsoft Teams, launches meditation exercises in its Viva Insights app

18 June 2021 in Business IT

Microsoft Team is rolling out new updates in its platform to create natural and engaging meeting experiences in a hybrid…

Samsung Electronics updates its Smart Monitor lineup, 43-inch M7 now larger

18 June 2021 in Business IT

Samsung Electronics expands its Smart Monitor lineup to provide customers with more options and features. The monitors also come with…

Yesterday's web outage was an Akamai error - time for a backup to CDN networks?

18 June 2021 in Fuzzy Logic

Last week it was CDN network Fast.ly that had an outage causing many global websites to temporarily go down, and…

Claroty secures $140 million in funding

18 June 2021 in Deals

Industrial cybersecurity company Claroty has secured $140 million in funding. Claroty plans to use the funding to develop its portfolio…

Templafy closes $60 million investment; sees 121% increase in net new ARR additions

18 June 2021 in Business IT

Content enablement platform Templafy has managed to raise $60 million in funding. The investment puts the company in a position…

Global conversational commerce spending over RCS messaging forecast to grow US$27 billion by 2025

18 June 2021 in Business IT

Juniper Research in its report forecasts that the RCS will be the fastest-growing conversational commerce channel over the next five…

 

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