The EternalBlue exploit for Windows, crafted by the NSA and leaked online by a group known as the Shadow Brokers, is being increasingly used in exploits two years after it was used to create the WannaCry ransomware, malware that took the world literally by storm.

Forcepoint held its annual APAC conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malysia this week. The network security company, which specialises in behavioural and analytics-based protection, gave industry insights, talked about forthcoming products and announced survey results in addition to interfacing with channel partners.

Telstra has launched its loyalty program — Telstra Plus — claiming a ‘first of its kind' loyalty program for an Australian telco.

ANALYSIS A trade pact between China and the US appears to be unlikely following the actions taken by the US Government against Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies on Thursday (Australian time), with the more serious ban being one that prevents Huawei from importing components from American companies without government approval.

The subscription site for Forbes magazine has been the victim of the card-skimming attack group Magecart, with the well-known website leaking card data on Wednesday until the attack was noticed and the site taken down.

File sync and share solution company Nextcloud has teamed up with secure encryption USB key vendor Nitrokey to provide its users with secure authentication technology.

Japanese public retail holding firm Fast Retailing has revealed that its UNIQLO Japan and GU Japan online stores have been breached and a total of 461,091 customer accounts accessed through a credential stuffing attack between 23 April and 10 May.

Two American companies that offer Windows ransomware recovery services have been accused of merely paying the ransom in order to recover clients' data, with the non-profit ProPublica saying the victims were charged extra for these services.

Google has been caught out hiding privacy settings in its Google Pay app that can restrict what information the company collects about users. Three settings are all selected and only accessible via a special URL and not through the settings link of the app.

New Zealand cable operator Hawaiki Submarine Cable has signed a deal with leading ISP and power utility Trustpower to provide the latter with significant capacity on the Hawaiki submarine cable system.

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