Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Police ‘all over’ dark web ransom threat to release 10,000 customer records a day, Optus CEO says

Purported hackers post ultimatum demanding $1m within four days after massive Optus data breachFollow our Australia news live blog for the latest updatesGet our free news app, morning email briefing or daily news podcastThe chief executive of Optus, Kelly...

Optus customers exasperated by chatbots and ‘rubbish’ communication after data breach

Some customers look to switch providers after puzzling responses and ‘less than helpful’ serviceGet our free news app, morning email briefing or daily news podcastOptus customers say they are growing increasingly angry and frustrated at the poor communication from...

Government flags new cybersecurity laws and increase in fines after Optus breach

Clare O’Neil says penalties for telcos are ‘totally inappropriate’ and data breach was ‘significant error’Optus data security breach: what should I do to protect myself?Get our free news app, morning email briefing or daily news podcastThe Albanese government will...

Optus data security breach: what should I do to protect myself?

Experts say while ‘there’s no need to panic’, there are steps you can take to ensure you’re not exposed to scams or identity theftFollow our Australia news live blog for the latest updatesGet our free news app, morning email...

Optus faces potential class action and pledges free credit monitoring to data-breach customers

Home affairs minister Clare O’Neil says company to blame and flags new laws with large fines for such breachesFollow our Australia news live blog for the latest updatesGet our free news app, morning email briefing or daily news podcastOptus...

Optus cyber-attack could involve customers dating back to 2017

CEO says company has not yet confirmed how many people were affected by hack, but 9.8 million was ‘worst case scenario’Get our free news app, morning email briefing or daily news podcastOptus customers dating as far back as 2017...

Optus data breach: who is affected, what has been taken and what should you do?

After a malicious cyber-attack, customers of Australia’s second-largest telco are advised they could be at risk of identity theftGet our free news app, morning email briefing or daily news podcastAustralia’s second-largest telco, Optus, has suffered a massive data breach,...

How Twitter’s whistleblower could boost Elon Musk’s legal battle

Peiter Zatko, former security chief, brought allegations of widespread security threats and spam concerns against the companyNew whistleblower allegations of widespread security threats and spam concerns at Twitter may give Elon Musk ammunition in his fight to back out...

CEO of Israeli Pegasus spyware firm NSO to step down

CEO Shalev Hulio is stepping down as part of NSO reorganisation that will see it focus on sales in Nato member countriesIsrael’s NSO Group, which makes the globally controversial Pegasus spyware said on Sunday its CEO Shalev Hulio would...

We can make our phones harder to hack but complete security is a pipe dream | John Naughton

Even the latest iPhone scare won’t persuade us to choose safety over convenienceApple caused a stir a few weeks ago when it announced that the forthcoming update of its mobile and laptop operating systems would contain an optional high-security...

Fears for patient data after ransomware attack on NHS software supplier

Attack being investigated for potential data theft as experts warn criminals could use stolen details as leverageA ransomware attack on an NHS software supplier last week is being investigated for potential theft of patient data, as experts warned that...

Spyware is huge threat to global human rights and democracy, expert warns

Cybersecurity expert Ron Diebert to testify to Canadian MPs about troubling spread of invasive surveillance toolsThe mercenary spyware industry represents “one of the greatest contemporary threats to civil society, human rights and democracy”, a leading cybersecurity expert warns, as...

‘Lives are at stake’: hacking of US hospitals highlights deadly risk of ransomware

The number of ransomware attacks on US healthcare organizations increased 94% from 2021 to 2022, according to one reportLast week, the US government warned that hospitals across the US have been targeted by an aggressive ransomware campaign originating from...

Apple to launch ‘lockdown mode’ to protect against Pegasus-style hacks

Firm says function is intended for users who face ‘grave, targeted threats to their digital security’Apple is launching a “lockdown mode” for its devices to protect people – including journalists and human rights activists – targeted by hacking attacks...

Hacker claims to have obtained data on one billion Chinese citizens

Personal information allegedly leaked from Shanghai police database would be one of biggest data breaches in historyA hacker has claimed to have procured a trove of personal information from the Shanghai police on one billion Chinese citizens, which tech...
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Ukraine fears ‘massive’ Russian cyberattacks on power, infrastructure

Will those be before or after the nuke strikes Putin keeps banging on about? Russia plans to conduct "massive cyberattacks" on Ukraine and its allies' critical infrastructure and energy sector, according to Kyiv.…

BrandPost: Extortion Economics: Ransomware’s New Business Model

Did you know that over 80% of ransomware attacks can be traced to common configuration errors in software and devices? This ease of access is one of many reasons why cybercriminals have become emboldened by the underground ransomware economy.And...

Police ‘all over’ dark web ransom threat to release 10,000 customer records a day, Optus CEO says

Purported hackers post ultimatum demanding $1m within four days after massive Optus data breachFollow our Australia news live blog for the latest updatesGet our free news app, morning email briefing or daily news podcastThe chief executive of Optus, Kelly...

Barracuda Unveils New Capabilities To Protect Against Persistent And Evolving Threats

Barracuda announced a number of product enhancements and innovative new capabilities at its recent Secured.22 virtual conference to expand the protection for customers and help them defend against the latest cyber threats.

Zoho ManageEngine flaw is actively exploited, CISA warns

A remote code execution vulnerability in Zoho's ManageEngine, a popular IT management solution for enterprises, is being exploited in the wild. The US Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) added the flaw to its catalog of known exploited vulnerabilities...