Data Security

Home Depot breach bigger than Target's

Home Depot says 56m cards may have been compromised in five-month attack on its payment terminals.

Quadrant claims $140m stake in tech firm

Quadrant Private Equity secures 45% stake in Canberra Data Centres: report.

Home Depot hack reveals a dangerous trend

First Target, now Home Depot. In a world where breaches are increasingly becoming commonplace there has never been a greater need to enforce mandatory reporting of data leaks.

Home Depot confirms data breach

by AP
Fears that latest hacking of US retailer could be one of the worst in history.

JP Morgan sees no 'unusual fraud'

Hacking attack on JP Morgan may also have been directed at five other US banks.

FBI probes possible hacking incident at JP Morgan

Fears emerge of a significant breach of corporate computer security at US bank.

Telcos open to a frank discussion on metadata

The Communications Alliance welcomes the latest clarification provided by communications minister Malcolm Turnbull.

Facebook buys cyber security start-up

by AFP
Social network snaps up PrivateCore to boost its perimeter.

Google, Yahoo could make encryption mainstream

Internet giants keen to create a secure email system by next year that could make it nearly impossible for hackers or government officials to read users' messages.

Abbott's national security failure

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Malcolm Turnbull's expertise could have prevented the government's bungled attempt to sell mandatory data retention. Abbott has shot himself in the foot with a fatal disregard for political process.

Trend Micro warns on privacy of Telstra Media NRL app

Security firm says app requests unnecessary data from users that can be used to track their movements across various online accounts.

Mandatory data retention is a rort

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Ultimately it will be consumers and businesses who foot the compliance bill for any mandatory data retention scheme – and those costs will only keep rising alongside our unquenchable thirst for data.

Customers vent anger after CatchOfTheDay takes 3 years to reveal data breach

The daily deals website admits credit card information of some customers was compromised back in 2011.

Microsoft's post-Snowden offensive

The tech giant's top lawyer is rallying the industry heavyweights to make spying on customer information harder for governments.

Why cops are spying on your smartphone metadata

Data from mobile phone towers can give accurate and valuable information about an individual's whereabouts – and police don't even need a warrant.

Police hoover up mobile phone data of everyday users

Greens senator Scott Ludlam, Electronic Frontiers Australia call for greater restriction on agencies and the types of investigations under which 'tower dumps' can be used.

A year after Snowden, how far have we come?

The Reset the Net campaign delivers an important message about surveillance but missing is an emphasis on the role of the corporate sector.

Forget the firewall, it's time to cosy up to your data

Businesses must go beyond the ‘perimeter’ approach to security and focus on understanding the nature of their data and managing access accordingly.

US states probe eBay over cyberattack

Online retailer under fire as Connecticut, Florida and Illinois investigate its security practices.

Breach at eBay puts 145m at risk

by AFP
Number of users affected by massive data breach could be as many as 145 million.

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