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Personal details of 12,000 social media ‘stars’ leaked in avoidable breach
Octoly was informed of the exposed cloud repository on January 4th, yet the personally identifiable information was not secured until February 1st.
06 Feb 18
Applying best practice identification to prepare for Notifiable Data Breaches
The NDB scheme will mean businesses could be facing penalties of up to $360,000 for individuals and $1.8 million for body corportates.
05 Feb 18
NSW hacker to appear in court seven months after GoGet data breach
Popular car sharing service GoGet has been hit by a massive data breach that may affect all users who joined prior to July 27, 2017.
31 Jan 18
Why the C-suite must not be exempt from cyber defense training
Some C-suite executives do not think they need training or education to spot attacks because they don’t think they would ever fall for an attack.
31 Jan 18
How businesses can prepare for the Notifiable Data Breaches legislation
Australian organisations are likely to embrace mandatory data breach reporting requirements and most businesses believe it should be mandatory.
23 Jan 18
Singapore Cybersecurity Challenge winners laud UK 'Masterclass' experience
The Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) has congratulated participants in last year’s Cyber Security Challenge UK Masterclass Finals.
17 Jan 18
How digitisation is changing the security landscape
Australia’s complex mandatory data breach notification laws coming into effect in February. The security pressures of the digital age are evident.
16 Jan 18
£400k fine: Is it big enough for Carphone Warehouse’s huge data breach?
The retailer has received a £400k fine after 'striking' security issues & systemic failures led to its 2015 breach - but experts say it's not enough.
11 Jan 18
SonicWall ramps up APJ presence with new GM & sales VP
Wias Issa will be responsible for both managing and driving growth and profitability for SonicWall APJ.
07 Dec 17
LogRhythm divulges eight key predictions for cybersecurity in 2018
The predictions for the new year include both good news and bad news, like the biggest data breach settlement of all time and increased awareness.
05 Dec 17
Are you ready for the new Australian NDB regulations?
Immature governance, risk and compliance investments by majority of Aussie organisations are inadequate to support NDB requirements.
05 Dec 17
Gemalto survey: Data breaches may cause customer exodus
Globally, only 27% of consumers believe that businesses take customer data security very seriously.
04 Dec 17
LinkedIn’s outage blunder left users exposed and was ‘easily preventable’
LinkedIn went down yesterday in countries across the world due to an SSL certificate expiry, leaving some users' data at risk with no encryption.
01 Dec 17
Waikato Uni academic says cybercrime is now bigger than drug trafficking
“Every half-second a unique malware or virus is created somewhere in the world," says Dr Ryan Ko.
29 Nov 17
BREAKING: Uber tried to sweep data breach of 57m people under the rug
In October last year hackers stole the personal data of 57 million customers and drivers from Uber and it has only just emerged now.
23 Nov 17
Experts share their opinions on Uber breach - some supportive, some scathing
A number of experts have come forward to share their opinions on the huge Uber breach affecting 57m people that was kept under wraps for a year.
23 Nov 17
Interview: Understanding the bleeding edge to do business at the cutting edge
Richard Cousins on the importance of using technology to actually solve problems.
22 Nov 17
Expert says Cash Converters cybersecurity breach ‘yet ANOTHER wakeup call’
Gemalto's CTO says it's "incredibly frustrating" to see these cybercrime attacks continue to hit the headlines given how easy it is to prevent them.
21 Nov 17
'Leaker' behind massive NSA breach possibly still working at agency
A cybersecurity expert has said it is a ‘stunning admission’ by the former CIA director about the NSA breach that is being touted as catastrophic.
15 Nov 17
'No way' to stop sale of 46 million Malaysians' personal data after crippling breach
“Individuals or companies found purchasing these leaked data, should be penalised. Only when the buying stops, then only will the hacking stop."
14 Nov 17
Current IT security not up to the job – time to make some changes
IDC says billions of dollars are spent around the world every year on various forms of IT security, and yet, data breaches are still happening.
14 Nov 17
"Victory for the good guys" - criminal behind Mandiant hack arrested
FireEye has caught the hacker behind a well-publicised attack that leaked a security researcher’s details
06 Nov 17
Japanese firms face 'Night of the Devil' after ransom wiper attacks
It has been the ‘Night of the Devil’ for some Japanese companies that have been targeted by hacks.
06 Nov 17
Major data breach hits Malaysia's 46 million mobile phone users
A data breach has put more than 46 million Malaysian mobile phone users at risk and has affected many of the country’s major telecommunicatio
02 Nov 17