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Australia’s economy could be $18 billion larger and more than 42,000 extra full-time jobs could be created over the next decade if the country adopts a hybrid working future.

Published in Business Intelligence

The UK's signals intelligence organisation, GCHQ, and MI5 and MI6 will use Amazon Web Services for hosting classified material in a deal estimated to be worth up to £1 billion (A$1.83 billion) over a decade.

Published in Cloud

Microsoft claims to have detected what it characterises as nation-state activity by an adversary it calls Nobelium — the SolarWinds attackers who are also known as APT29 and Cozy Bear — trying to gain access to customers of multiple cloud providers, including itself.

Published in Security

Security firm Emsisoft has lost the ability to produce keys that could decrypt files encrypted by the BlackMatter Windows ransomware gang, something it has been doing for a while.

Published in Security

A number of Windows ransomware gangs have reacted to the reported takedown of the REvil gang, with one of them, Darkside, now known as BlackMatter, moving some of the bitcoin it holds, according to a statement from the cryptocurrency tracking firm Elliptic.

Published in Security

The REvil ransomware group was taken offline by intelligence agencies and law enforcement from the US and a number of its allies, the news agency Reuters claims.

Published in Security

SolarWinds has announced new products, SolarWinds Database Mapper and SolarWinds Task Factory, as part of its comprehensive database management portfolio. These solutions further help data pros to accelerate data delivery across the organisation and manage cloud migrations more efficiently.

Published in Data
Thursday, 21 October 2021 16:18

The return of digitally-signed rootkits

Bitdefender has released findings on a newly discovered rootkit called FiveSys with a Microsoft-issued digital signature.

Published in Security

The man nominated to be the Operational Testing and Evaluation director at the US Department of Defence has expressed frustration at the fact that contracts with commercial cloud providers — like those sold by Amazon Web Services, Microsoft and Google — do not provide room for independent cyber assessments.

Published in Government Tech Policy

In what is a snub to the technology industry at large, the Coalition Government has re-introduced the Security Legislation Amendment (Critical Infrastructure) Bill 2020 into parliament for a second reading, not long after three major tech industry bodies urged a significant revision of the bill before it is voted on.

Published in Technology Regulation

Sydney-based Macquarie Health Corporation has started to bring its core IT infrastructure back online, following a "cyber incident" — a Windows ransomware attack — that was made public on 7 October.

Published in Security

Software behemoth Microsoft appears to have finally reacted to the goading of British security expert Kevin Beaumont over the fact that the company plays host to malware on its OneDrive and Office365 platforms.

Published in Security

A seasoned ransomware threat researcher has warned against taking any of the chatter around the disappearance of the Windows REvil ransomware group for a second time seriously, given that the forums on which these posts have appeared are heavily monitored.

Published in Security

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates appears to have had a history of inappropriate behaviour towards female employees, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Published in Business Software

The new flagship smartphone produced by Honor Device, formerly the budget unit of Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies, will use Google's proprietary apps for its international models.

Published in Mobility

Information security expert Kevin Beaumont has continued highlighting the way in which Microsoft hosts ransomware on its own properties, pointing out that there are multiple threat actors using OneDrive in campaigns, with direct links to the platform.

Published in Security

It looks like the defence industry lobby group, the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, is running low on funds. Nothing else can account for the surfacing of its executive director Peter Jennings on the opinion pages of The Australian, conjuring up a fictional version of a Chinese bid to grab Taiwan.

Published in Open Sauce

New private cloud deployment option offers customers greater choice, scalability, and reliability

COMPANY NEWS:  The Auth0 Identity Platform, a product unit within Okta (NASDAQ: OKTA), today announced the launch of the Auth0 Identity Platform on Microsoft Azure. The launch gives customers the ability to choose Azure as their cloud deployment option from Auth0. The addition of Azure as an Auth0 private cloud platform option unlocks a secure cloud deployment option for organisations seeking strategic fit with their technology stack, supporting regional data residency capabilities and higher control over customer data.

Published in Security

Commerce platform Shopify launches its first ERP program in partnership with Microsoft and Oracle to offer tools and insights required to easily manage and readjust the operations of retail and e-commerce businesses.

Published in Business IT

Scott Morrison wants to get re-elected. Nothing wrong with that aspiration; which man who earns more than half-a-million a year without having to take responsibility for anything at all wouldn't want to continue in the job?

Published in Open Sauce

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