Displaying items by tag: hacking

Thursday, 07 October 2021 00:19

Massive data breach at Twitch.tv

Reports are emerging of a breach at Twitch.tv that suggest hackers captured EVERYTHING right up until Monday, perhaps Tuesday (US time) this week.

Published in Security

Three former American intelligence operatives have agreed to pay a fine of US$1.685 million (A$2.3 million) as part of a deferred prosecution agreement that places conditions on their future employment, after they were found to be working for a hacking company that carried out operations for the UAE Government.

Published in Security

A team at security shop SentinelLABS has released detailed research about a threat actor it has dubbed EGoManiac, which operated between 2010 and 2016 and messed with Turkish TV journalists at OdaTV in order to place incriminating documents and malware on their devices.

Published in Security

Telecoms industry peak body Communications Alliance has welcomed the push by the Federal Parliament’s security committee to “rein in” the sweeping new hacking powers proposed to be handed to national security agencies under the Identify and Disrupt Bill.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The number of APT groups "exploiting the latest Exchange vulnerabilities grows, with thousands of email servers under siege" according to security company ESET.

Published in Security

Guest Opinion by Anurag Kahol, CTO and co-founder of Bitglass. The past year proved to be a time of dramatic change for companies and consumers all around the world, as the shift to remote work led to a surge in cloud usage as users, devices, apps and data were forced to move off-premises.

Published in Guest Opinion
Friday, 22 January 2021 13:24

Moving towards a passwordless future

GUEST OPINION: Reports suggest that cyber criminals have been more active than ever during the global pandemic, seeing the state of general upheaval as an opportunity to evolve and find new attack vectors.

Published in Guest Opinion

There are things we all know we should do; floss our teeth, phone our mothers, wear clean underwear … and protect our online identity with unique passwords and authentication security. If you’re not doing these things it’s time to start and Yubico can help with the latter.

Sydney headquartered global cyber security firm Wontok has appointed 20-year ICT industry veteran Mick Esber as Head of Technology.

Published in People Moves
Thursday, 20 August 2020 19:25

How to Keep APIs secure from bot attacks

GUEST OPINION by Yaniv Hoffman, Vice President Technologies, Radware: The widespread adoption of mobile IoT devices, emerging ‘serverless’ architectures hosted in public clouds, and the growing dependency on machine-to-machine communication, are reasons to make changes to modern application architectures.

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Cyber security researcher and tools provider, Bitdefender, today publicly released its discovery of a sophisticated and dangerous cybercriminal enterprise named StrongPity which it believes to be government-sponsored and working at population surveillance and intelligence exfiltration.

Published in Security
Tuesday, 16 June 2020 20:07

Multiple US sites experiencing issues. DDoS?

At around 4am AEST, customers of multiple US-based telecommunication providers started to experience connectivity issues.

Published in Security

GUEST OPINION by Steve Coad, Cohesity: The growth and development of cloud platforms and services has had a profound and long-lasting impact on corporate IT. Rather than having to deploy and manage complex infrastructures, organisations are now able to ‘rent’ capacity and capability as required.

GUEST OPINION by Steve Coad, Cohesity: The growth and development of cloud platforms and services has had a profound and long-lasting impact on corporate IT. Rather than having to deploy and manage complex infrastructures, organisations are now able to ‘rent’ capacity and capability as required.

Published in Cloud

The Girl Geek Academy’s flagship program #SheHacks, which launched as a global first in 2014, is now running statewide across Victoria in 2020 from February to April.

Published in Security

More than 60% of all leaked records in 2019 were exposed by financial services organisations, with hacking and malware causing 75% of all data breaches in the financial services industry, according to a new security report.

Published in Security

Jon Lang, CEO of DDLS:

As Australia’s largest provider of corporate IT and process training, DDLS represents a good barometer of what’s happening in the IT industry. If we see strong demand for training in a particular skill or product, you can be pretty sure a skill shortage will soon emerge. And if we’re not seeing demand for training in a particular product or technology, it’s likely on its way to becoming legacy or the market is saturated with skilled people.

SPONSORED NEWS: As Australia’s largest provider of corporate IT and process training, DDLS represents a good barometer of what’s happening in the IT industry. If we see strong demand for training in a particular skill or product, you can be pretty sure a skill shortage will soon emerge. And if we’re not seeing demand for training in a particular product or technology, it’s likely on its way to becoming legacy or the market is saturated with skilled people.

Published in Education

Participants in a national Missing Persons Hackathon have generated 3,912 leads for 12 national missing person cases for Australian police.

Published in Strategy

The advent of Internet-connected school classrooms has given rise to new dangerous online threats, despite the fact that they have transformed the learning process in schools all over Australia, according to a new report.

Published in Security

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