The company that operates the world's biggest single hydrocarbon network has admitted that it suffered a data leak, which it blamed on third-party contractors.
Almost two-thirds (64%) of chief information security officers in 14 countries believe they will be hit by a material cyber-attack in the next 12 months, the security firm Proofpoint says.
5G-enabled industries have the potential to deliver US$8 trillion in value to the global economy by 2030, according to new research from Nokia and Nokia Bell Labs.
Australia's average 5G download speed is third among the leading 12 5G markets studied by analytics firm OpenSignal, with Saudi Arabia, unexpectedly, top and South Korea second.
After what seems like an eternity, a security company has dared to mention the unmentionable: the US does have advanced persistent threats or nation-state attack groups which are active.
Germany's Dussmann Group, which offers services ranging from technical management, catering, security and cleaning to commercial property management, appears to have taken a hit from a gang of malicious attackers who have used the Nefilim Windows ransomware to stage the attack.
With Saudi Arabia allowing only a small number of pilgrims to perform the annual Haj pilgrimage this year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, software developers have moved to create a means whereby Muslims can experience the pilgrimage from a safe distance.
The prevalence and severity of cyber attacks are increasing at an alarming rate every year, so much so, that statistics estimate that cybercrime will cost the global economy a colossal $6 trillion per year by 2021 - with Australia among the countries most targeted by significant cyber attacks, according to analysis by one software firm.
Payment provider Mastercard has begun technical preparations for global expansion of the Click to Play online checkout, along with American Express, Discover and Visa.
The defence industry-funded lobby group, the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, has many shortcomings. But it has numerous strong points too, chief among which is its unceasing ability to spread misinformation, propaganda and heighten the fear index in society.
Engineers from the Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies are leading a bid to build an alternative global network to the Internet, and presented a proposal for what is called New IP to delegates from about 40 countries in Geneva last September, London's Financial Times claims.
A hitherto unknown group that has been dubbed Tortoiseshell is using both customised and common Windows malware to target IT providers in Saudi Arabia, the American security firm Symantec claims, adding that these attacks appear to be focused on the supply chain and ultimately aimed at the providers' customers.
Industrial security intelligence provider Dragos has issued a warning about a threat group it has baptised Xenotime, which it says has expanded its field of operations from the oil and gas industry to now also target electricity utilities in the US.
Security company FireEye says it has been responding to a second attack by the group behind the Triton malware which was used to attack the Saudi Arabian oil company Saudi Aramco last year.
Countries in the Persian Gulf came in for increased attention from cyber criminals last year, with the security firm Group-IB finding that 138,978 credit cards issued by banks in the region were compromised.
Two major US allies in the Persian Gulf have apparently ignored Washington's advice about not using equipment from Chinese vendor Huawei in their 5G networks and signed deals with the company.
A group of attackers known as WindShift, suspected to be backed by a nation-state, has been using vulnerabilities in Apple's macOS operating system to target specific individuals in government and critical infrastructure across the Persian Gulf.
More Optus frustration on the horizon?
The world's largest oil company suffered a malware intrusion in August, with a safety system coming under attack in what is said to be the first case of malicious code being used to target a system designed to prevent disaster at an industrial facility.
New malware called Shamoon, a variant of the older DistTrack, has been found to erase all hard drives and mapped storage on networked Windows physical or virtual machines. It is so virulent that one it is in the network it is game over.
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