A blog post published by the security firm Flashpoint on 22 October appears to have been the starting point for the claim that a supposedly new ransomware gang Groove was a hoax and one designed to make both security firms and the media look foolish.
A ransomware gang known as Groove is claimed to have been an elaborate hoax meant to deceive the security sector and the media, with even a site backed by a CIA-funded threat intelligence firm falling for the spoof.
Australians believe schools should teach online safety cucciculum with a new study showing that many parents have not taken proactive security measures to protect their family/home when distance learning was introduced to their lives, despite being concerned that their children could be exposed to scams or illegal content.
Global security provider Forcepoint has appointed technology industry veteran Rees Johnson as its chief product officer in the wake of recording double-digit growth in revenue and acquiring new customers.
McAfee’s latest report, Mobile Threat Report 2021, highlights that hackers harnessed malwares to spread misinformation on vaccines and used it to obtain a user's personal and sensitive data.
McAfee's Enterprise Advanced Threat Research (ATR) team have released a vulnerability disclosure for the Peloton Bike+ to gain remote access to the bike's tablet, camera, microphone and personal data - how did they do it?
Multi-cloud data stack provider DataStax has opened its new regional headquarters in Singapore and made two senior appointments.
McAfee’s new study reveals that almost three in four Australians (72%) are planning to travel for leisure with 12% flying internationally. However, the study adds that Australians are not cautious with their digital safety.
MEGA UPDATED: More than FIFTY top IT companies in Australia have provided IT industry commentary on Australia’s 2021 Federal Budget, focusing on the digital economy, cyber security, business and more.
If you pass on having a strong password that you regularly update, and if you pass on using a password manager, then you won’t get a pass mark in the test of life, so please don’t fail yourself or the digital twin that is your online existence - please take passwords as seriously as you take locking your house, car or anything else you value.
Security firm Proofpoint has been acquired by private equity investment firm Thoma Bravo in a cash transaction that values the tech firm at about US$12.3 billion (A$15.8 billion).
Telco Singtel Optus has teamed up with global security provider McAfee to offer its users a solution called Optus WiFi Secure to protect devices connected to a home or business modem/router.
Attention is shifting from EDR (endpoint detection and response) to XDR (extended detection and response).
Security vendor McAfee has launched three new elements of its Mvision platform.
Data security and analytics company Varonis Systems has appointed ICT industry veteran Adam Gordon as Country Manager for its Australian and New Zealand operations.
The global cyber security market grew by 9.7% for the first quarter of 2020 year-on-year, the technology analyst firm Canalys says, but adds that this trend is unlikely to continue for the remainder of the year as IT budgets come under increasing pressure due to the coronavirus pandemic.
A group that was distributing Windows ransomware known as Shade or Troldesh has pulled up stumps and released about 750,000 encryption keys, offering an apology for its actions during its existence.
Device visibility and control vendor Forescout Technologies has appointed Rohan Langdon as regional director for Australia and New Zealand.
Home WiFi mesh networking gets a security boost with integrated McAfee 'Secure Home Platform.'
Network and application performance vendor Riverbed has appointed 25-year IT industry veteran Frank Ong as regional vice-president for for the Australia-New Zealand regional market.
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