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GUEST OPINION By Louis Tague, Vice President, Australia and New Zealand, FireEye: As efforts to adjust to the “new normal” are forcing huge portions of Australians into remote working and outside the relative safety of their employers’ corporate networks, cyber risks have become top-of-mind even for employees who don’t work within security.

Global content delivery network Akamai has launched Page Integrity Manager, an edge service that can be embedded into Web pages to protect against JavaScript threats such as Web skimming, formjacking and Magecart attacks.

Global networking company Cisco has acquired the private firm ThousandEyes which monitors network outages for an undicslosed sum.

Australian logistics and transport firm Toll Group says that a ransomware group that attacked the company recently has accessed files on a corporate server that included employees' information such as names, residential addresses, age or date of birth and payroll information.

The ransomware that hit Australian money management firm MyBudget appears to be Mespinoza/Pysa, with the people behind the incident warning that documents from the company would soon be put up on its website, security sources have told iTWire.

The COVID-19 pandemic is slowing the licensing of software products, with application software companies facing a tough 2020, according to global analyst firm GlobalData.

GUEST OPINION by Rohan Langdon ANZ regional director Forescout: As organisations have had to support remote workforces during the COVID-19 restrictions set by the government, many of them have had to act fast to deliver digital capabilities to their remote workers. Unfortunately, this rapid organisational shift has also increased the risk of bad actors accessing corporate networks.  

Australian customer experience firm Stellar, that also operates across Asia, North America and Africa, appears to have taken a hit from a group of attackers using the NetWalker ransomware that works on Windows systems.

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