Displaying items by tag: Data breach

Friday, 27 January 2023 11:27

iOS 16.3 now supports security keys

Grab your iPhone and your Yubico YubiKey or FEITIAN Technologies security key - because with iOS 16.3 your device now supports hardware security keys for the best in identity and authentication protection.

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Australia now has the highest data breach density in the world, with breaches spiking by 489% this quarter (and it's not over yet). Globally, data breaches have decreased by 70.8% while Australian breaches have surged by 1,550%. In fact, Australia's data breach density is 24 times higher than the global average.

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At least 10,000 Australians have had their online identities stolen and sold on bot markets for an average of $9 per person, finds new research from NordVPN.

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Australian law enforcement agencies appear to have resorted to psyops in a bid to send a message to network attackers that Australia is not the best place to do business.

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More files exfiltrated from medical insurer Medibank Group during a ransomware attack have been released on the dark web site of the attacker(s). Ransomware generally attacks only systems running Microsoft's Windows operating system.

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Data published by the individual(s), who attacked the medical insurer Medibank Group using ransomware, has now been linked to from a forum on the clear Web, the same forum where the data from telco Singtel Optus was released. Ransomware generally attacks only systems running Microsoft's Windows operating system.

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Telco Singtel Optus has set aside $140 million for costs associated with the catastrophic breach it announced in September, with the company announcing this as part of its half-year results on Thursday.

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The ransomware group behind the Medibank Group attack claims it initially demanded US$10 million (A$15.55 million) as a ransom, but is willing to accept US$9.7 million instead – US$1 for each customer the company claims is at risk. Ransomware largely attacks Microsoft's Windows operating system.

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A ransomware group that on Tuesday threatened to post data stolen from medical insurer Medibank Group on the dark web has kept its word and released a small sample of what it claims is the data it appropriated.

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The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) is calling on the Albanese Government to take a positive, collaborative approach to the complex issue of cybersecurity, cautioning against adopting a heavy-handed or exclusively punitive response to recent high-profile data breaches.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Telco Singtel Optus has agreed to reimburse the costs of a new driving licence for NSW residents who were hit by the telco's catastrophic data breach.

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Medical insurer Medibank Group has increased its estimate of the number of customers who could be affected by the theft of data from its networks, saying the attacker(s) accessed data of some 9.7 million current and former subscribers.

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Telecommunications provider Singtel Optus has denied that data which was leaked during a massive breach of its network is in any responsible for a cafe owner losing about $10,000 from his ANZ bank account.

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One reason why a company like Singtel Optus can leak customer data in a breach that is, by all accounts, its own fault and then avoid being held to account is because of the media's fawning coverage.

Published in Open Sauce

Telco Singtel Optus has indicated that it will pay only the administrative costs incurred by VicRoads in issuing new licences — and not the costs of the licences themselves — to the hundreds of thousands affected by the disastrous data leak suffered by the company.

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The state of Victoria will go to the polls on 26 November. Given that, it is easy to understand why the state's transport authority, VicRoads, has jumped ahead of the pack in saying it will issue new licences to those whose documents were compromised in the disastrous Singtel Optus data breach.

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Victorian transport authority VicRoads says it will issue new driving licences to 342,000 people in the state who were affected by the massive data breach at telco Singtel Optus.

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The next instalment of the Medibank Group data breach has arrived, with the company confessing on Thursday that patient information from My Home Hospital had also been accessed by an attacker.

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More than a month after it announced a major data breach, telco Singtel Optus is yet to pay a single dollar towards the costs of replacing the passports of users whose data was leaked. iTWire understands that close to 100,000 passports have been listed for protection.

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Electricity and gas retailer EnergyAustralia has disclosed a breach of its MyAccount platform, which the company says affected 323 small business and residential customers and was automated through use of a bot.

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