Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Australia to consider European-style right to be forgotten privacy laws

Attorney general promises a ‘whole range’ of modernisations of the Privacy Act to follow new customer data protection lawsGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastThe right to be forgotten and a right to...

Cybersecurity firm links Piers Morgan Twitter hack to leak of 400 million records including Scott Morrison’s

Morrison’s name and official email address appeared in a sample of allegedly hacked data that was published onlineFollow our Australia news live blog for the latest updatesGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastFormer...

Clare O’Neil on national security amid cyber hacks and threats to democracy

In the final episode of Australian Politics for 2022, political editor Katharine Murphy speaks to the minister for home affairs and cyber security Clare O’Neil about the strategic challenges for Australia and the region. These include the increased likelihood...

TPG reveals emails of 15,000 iiNet and Westnet customers exposed in hack

Telecommunications company says hacker searched for customers’ cryptocurrency and financial information Follow our Australia news live blog for the latest updatesGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastTelecommunications giant TPG has revealed an email-hosting...

Telstra sorry for publishing up to 130,000 customers’ details online

Release of names, numbers and addresses of some unlisted customers was not due to cyber-attackFollow our Australia news live blog for the latest updatesGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastTelstra has apologised after...

Apple announces new security and privacy measures amid spike in cyber attacks

Encryption of iCloud storage means the information will be safeguarded from hackers as well as government agenciesApple announced a suite of security and privacy improvements on Wednesday that the company is pitching as a way to help people protect...

Could we have one app for everything? We ask an expert

Super apps can revolutionise your life – but do you want to pay the price, wonders AI and innovation professor David ShrierAcross Asia, the trend for a single app that does everything – from deliveries to bookings to chatting...

I am a Medibank customer. Am I affected by the cyberattack? What can I do to protect myself?

Experts suggest using multifactor authentication and telling your bank to put extra security checks in placeFollow our Australia news live blog for the latest updatesGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastMillions of Medibank’s...

Password app LastPass hit by cybersecurity breach but says data remains safe

Company says its security system prevented the hacker accessing customer data or encrypted passwordsFollow our Australia news live blog for the latest updatesGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastPassword manager LastPass has told...

Medibank hackers announce ‘case closed’ and dump huge data file on dark web

The size of the data file suggests it may be the full trove of hundreds of thousands of customers’ private records that were stolen from the health insurerFollow our Australia news live blog for the latest updatesGet our morning...

Is it worth taking out personal cyber insurance in case you are caught up in a data hack?

Experts say investing in identity theft protection may provide peace of mind, but won’t help recover lost informationGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastThe recent Optus and Medibank data breaches in which thousands...

MEPs’ spyware inquiry targeted by disinformation campaign, say experts

European parliament is investigating Pegasus, a powerful surveillance tool used by governments around the worldVictims of spyware and a group of security experts have privately warned that a European parliament investigatory committee risks being thrown off course by an...

Woman sues Facebook for collecting personal data to target adverts

In high court case that could set precedent for millions, Tanya O’Carroll alleges owner Meta is breaking UK data lawsA human rights campaigner is suing Facebook’s owner in the high court, claiming the company is disregarding her right to...

I am a Medibank customer. Am I affected by the cyber-attack? What can I do to protect myself?

Experts suggest using multifactor authentication and telling your bank to put extra security checks in placeFollow our Australia news live blog for the latest updatesGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastMillions of Medibank’s...

Medibank hacker says ransom demand was US$10m as purported abortion health records posted

Post on blog linked to Russian ransomware group says it offered ‘discount’ ransom to health insurer of US$9.7m, or $1 for each customer’s dataFollow our Australia news live blog for the latest updatesGet our morning and afternoon news emails,...

GitHub says hackers cloned code-signing certificates in breached repository

Enlarge GitHub said unknown intruders gained unauthorized access to some of its code repositories and stole code-signing certificates for two of its desktop applications: Desktop and Atom. Code-signing certificates place...
Security Affairs

QNAP addresses a critical flaw impacting its NAS devices

Taiwanese vendor QNAP is warning customers to install QTS and QuTS firmware updates to address a critical flaw impacting its NAS devices. QNAP released QTS and QuTS firmware updates to address a critical vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2022-27596 (CVSS v3 score: 9.8), that...
The Register

Chromebook SH1MMER exploit promises admin jailbreak

Schools' laptops are out if this one gets around, but beware bricking Users of enterprise-managed Chromebooks now, for better or worse, have a way to break the shackles of administrative control through an exploit called SHI1MMER.…

MusicLM: Google AI generates music in various genres at 24 kHz

Enlarge / An AI-generated image of an exploding ball of music. (credit: Ars Technica) On Thursday, researchers from Google announced a new generative AI model called MusicLM that can create...

Russia's Sandworm APT Launches Swarm of Wiper Attacks in Ukraine

The incidents are the latest indication of the growing popularity of dangerous disk wipers, created to disrupt and degrade critical infrastructure and other organizations.