Security

Symantec uncovers Regin cyberespionage threat

Malware which has been operating under the radar since 2008 could be a sophisticated espionage tool used by a nation state.

UK government pushes ahead with online surveillance agenda

Government to outline plans requiring internet service companies to keep records to identify people using a particular phone or computer and hand them over to the police upon request.

Online transactions a juicy target

Organisations that deal with online transactions should be adopting a mindset of ‘when’ rather than ‘if’ they will be targeted and plan accordingly.

Russian webcam hackers back online after temporary interruption

Webcam spying site, registered to the Australian-administered Cocos Islands, springs back to live.

Electronic voting ruled out by Canberra

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Australians won't be using computers to vote in federal elections any time soon.

WhatsApp sells the encryption message

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The Facebook-owned messaging service has joined Google and Apple in offering encryption to the masses, but is it all smoke and mirrors?

Worried about phishing? Build a human firewall

Forget DDoS, data breaches, and botnets – the biggest threat for modern organisations is an old-fashioned scam.

Americans targeted in secret US spy program

Fake cellphone towers on planes used to target criminals but also sift through thousands of other phones.

Immigration department breached privacy act with asylum seeker leak

The Department of Immigration broke the law when it posted the personal information of almost 10,000 asylum seekers earlier this year, the Privacy Commissioner has found.

Apple iOS devices suffer another malware scare

Cybersecurity firm FireEye sheds light on 'Masque Attack', a new piece of malware that could potentially affect 95 per cent of all iPhones and iPads.

'Darkhotel' targets CEOs using hotel Wi-Fi

A long-running espionage campaign is specifically targeting CEOS and executives who use Wi-Fi in luxury hotels, according to a security research firm.

Russia to blame for big bank hacks says Mandiant founder

Russia is reportedly actively condoning cyber-attacks on Western financial institutions.

Cyber threats at the G20: Don't believe the hype

The Australian Signals Directorate has issued cyber security advice ahead of the G20 Leaders Summit in Brisbane this weekend. So under the watchful eye of the media and countless security agencies, will the meeting be hacked?

The new ‘blue screen of death’

A technical-support phone scam which uses Ransomlock to lock the user’s computer and trick them into calling a help line is just the latest example of how cybercriminals every now and again will borrow ideas from each other.

The WireLurker wake-up call for Apple acolytes

The WireLurker malware once again dispels the notion of Apple devices being malware-proof. While limited in its scope the malware displays some remarkable characteristics.

The harsh realities of protecting Australian enterprise

While the topic of IT security was once technically obscure and of little interest to the running of a large organisation’s business operations, the mood in the boardroom is starting to change.

Apple tackles iPhone WireLurker hack

Tech giant blocks newly discovered apps meant to help prying eyes spy on Chinese iPhone users.

Mitigating cyber risk begins in the boardroom

With large scale cyber attacks and data breaches now the new normal for businesses and governments alike, just building a higher and stronger fence won't keep you safe.

Data security firm to hit ASX after $15m IPO

Covata Ltd sees increasing demand for cyber security, particularly in Europe.

Most cyber attacks now come from outside

Cyber security threats have traditionally come from within but for the first time in 17 years EY's Global Security Survey has found external threats are the most likely source of cyber attacks.

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