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The ABC, which claims to be Australia's "most trusted news service", failed to tell its viewers, during an investigative program on house prices, about the possible impact money laundering has on the local housing market.

Published in Open Sauce
Wednesday, 17 June 2020 13:43

COVID-19 boosts 5G global subscription forecasts

The forecast number of 5G subscriptions worldwide by 2025 has been raised from 2.6 billion to 2.8 billion, with telecommunications equipment maker Ericsson attributing the additional growth to an increasing number of 5G subscriptions as a result of the COVID 19 pandemic.

There has been a marked increase in predatory scammers attempting to steal personal details and commit fraud, taking advantage of Australians during the COVID 19 crisis, with National Broadband Network operator NBN Co warning of heightened security threats for remote workers.

Published in Security

When the Federal Government issued a discussion paper in September last year indicating that it wanted to use the same as the basis for drafting a new cyber security strategy for 2020, it was quite clear that what was being looked at was a bigger role for the Australian Signals Directorate.

Published in Open Sauce
Tuesday, 04 February 2020 00:33

Nokia launches software for managing 5G networks

Nokia has announced the launch of its Network Operations Master to provide communication service providers (CSPs) with “highly-automated and scalable software for managing their 5G networks”.

Published in Business Software

The registrations of two cryptocurrency exchanges have been suspended following the arrest of a 27-year-old man from Bulleen in Victoria in connection with an Australian Federal Police investigation into an organised crime syndicate.

Published in Technology Regulation

Australians who wish to purchase cryptocurrencies will have to first provide identity documents and open an account with the digital currency provider in question, a spokesperson for Minister for Law Enforcement and Cyber Security, Angus Taylor (below, right), says.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Two longstanding directors of the scandal-hit Commonwealth Bank are vacating their board seats in what appears to be a fallout caused by the ongoing crisis.

Published in Technology Regulation
Friday, 18 August 2017 08:20

Australia moves to regulate bitcoin exchanges

Australia has said it will move to regulate exchanges that deal in the cryptocurrency bitcoin, as part of its crackdown on money laundering and terrorist financing.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Commonwealth Bank chief executive Ian Narev will bid goodbye to the organisation by the end of June 2018 in the wake of the allegations of violating money-laundering and counter-terrorism financing laws levelled by AUSTRAC.

Published in Government Tech Policy

The Commonwealth Bank has blamed coding errors in a software update for its Intelligent Deposit Machines for its allegedly falling foul of Australian money-laundering and terror-financing laws.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Friday, 04 August 2017 06:02

CBA on the hook over money-laundering charges

Automated cash-deposit machines are being blamed for the Commonwealth Bank allegedly violating Australian anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing laws.

Published in Government Tech Policy

The financial sector should undertake risk mitigation strategies with machine learning and data analytics at the forefront in view of the rising threat of criminal exploitation faced by the sector, according to an official from BAE Systems Applied Intelligence.

Published in Strategy
Thursday, 03 September 2009 10:23

Former AUSTRAC CIO to head market surveillance unit

Graham Jordi, the former AUSTRAC CIO who helped build the national anti money laundering monitoring system, has been appointed head of SMARTS Market Surveillance.
Published in Market

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