A new ransomware-as-a-service family, which has been christened LokiLocker, has been identified by Blackberry Threat Intelligence. As usual, it only affects Windows systems.
GUEST OPINION: Australia is progressing steadily with an open banking rollout. The Big Four banks – CBA, Westpac, ANZ and National Australia Bank – introduced open banking in July 2021, and other banks and financial services are expected to follow in 2022. According to many fintechs, however, the introduction is going slower than expected, and they are pushing financial markets to open their banking services online by signing additional data holders.
Securing the remote workforce has become a critical, yet unexpected, priority for thousands of organisations forced to close their offices and workplaces in the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
GUEST OPINION by Pasacal Geenens, Radware: Knowing and understanding the most important cyber threats that an e-commerce business will face is crucial this busy holiday shopping season.
Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has issued a long statement in response to the recent claims about data exfiltration from the platform to research firm Cambridge Analytica, promising to "work through this and build a better service over the long term".
A former senior manager at Facebook says hundred of millions of users of the social media site could have had their personal data harvested by companies that used methods similar to those utilised by the person who passed on data to research firm Cambridge Analytica.
Researchers at the University of Adelaide say that USB connections can leak information, making them less secure than once thought.
Endpoint security software vendor Carbon Black has been found to be exfiltrating data from several Fortune 1000 companies due to the architecture of its Cb Response software, the information security services and managed services provider DirectDefense claims.
If the recent Medicare card episode does anything it should make the Australian Government stop and think – and realise that its push to have public data available on the Internet is going to lead to data breaches down the line.
Verizon and Yahoo! are reportedly nearing an agreement that could see the price that the former pays for the latter reduced by about US$250 million.
LeakedSource provided sensitive personal information, namely logins, passwords, birth date, IP address and more, obtained from data breaches to anyone willing to pay for it. It has been closed indefinitely after raids by law enforcement.
Australian technology company, Nuix, says it has supplied document processing and investigation technology that was essential to the Panama Papers data leak investigation conducted by German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ).
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