Vodafone New Zealand has been bought by a consortium of long-term investors, New Zealand-based Infratil, and Canada-based Brookfield Asset Management for €2.1 billion (NZ$3.59 billion).

The hackers who stole 7000 bitcoins from cryptocurrency exchange Binance during a large-scale security breach, which was discovered last week, have salted away their gains at seven addresses, the anti-money laundering firm Coinfirm says.

Sweden has said it will seek to extradite WikiLeaks founder and publisher Julian Assange from the UK to face a reopened investigation into a rape allegation against him.

The number of data breaches — 215 — reported to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner for the March quarter was lower than any of the previous three quarters, but one breach resulted in more than 10 million individuals being affected, leading to speculation that this could have been the Marriott breach which was first reported in December last year.

The Data Literary Project — the community dedicated to making a data literate world — has launched its official community forum.

Phishing is seen by more than nearly half (44%) of Australian businesses as the biggest security threats they face, with ransomware, password and business email compromise continuing to beset organisations, according to a newly published survey.

Swedish telecommunications equipment vendor Ericsson and Germany's Deutsche Telekom say they have achieved a "landmark" data transmission rate by consistently exceeding 100Gbps on a trial microwave link over 1.5km.

Businesses that earn the trust of their customers by being responsible stewards of their information will be rewarded with loyalty and positive word-of-mouth recommendations, Mark Perry, the chief technology officer of cloud security firm Ping Identity says.

Global notebook shipments for the first quarter of 2019 suffered only a minuscule drop year-on-year despite the under-supply of CPUs, the market intelligence firm TrendForce says.

Unified communications vendor Avaya has seen a dip in revenue during the second quarter of fiscal 2019, with the company saying it earned US$709 million, a fall of 3.9% from the first quarter, and adding that it was exploring a buyout.

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