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What You Need to Know About the Tangerine Customer Data Leak

The Australian telecommunications company Tangerine recently found itself in hot water after a data breach that exposed the personal details of approximately 232,000 customers. The hack occurred on February 18, 2024, impacting customers who were Tangerine users between June 2019...

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Insider Threats Unveiled: Former Employee’s Account Breach Shakes State Government

As a stark reminder of the importance of cybersecurity hygiene, a recent incident involving a state government organisation underscores the critical need for robust security measures. The organisation fell victim to a data breach due to a compromised employee account,...

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Cybersecurity in Crisis: 2024 Sees Breaches Boom and Investigations Bite

Over the past two years, cybercrime rates have skyrocketed both in Australia and worldwide. Recent findings reveal that a staggering 83 percent of organizations have fallen victim to multiple cyber-attacks, emphasizing the critical necessity for fortified cybersecurity defenses. Within just...

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Report on Notifiable Data Breaches From July to December of 2023

The Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) regularly releases statistics on data breaches reported under the Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme. This information helps organisations and the public stay informed about the privacy risks identified through the scheme. The rising number of...

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Vulnerability Summary Reports by Cybernetic GI – March 2024

Cybernetic GI Security Bulletin provides a summary of new vulnerabilities that have been recorded by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) National Vulnerability Database (NVD). The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) /...

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Top Small Business Cybersecurity Misconceptions That No One Will Tell You

Small businesses are at the core of America’s economy. Nearly half of the employees in this nation have jobs at places that employ less than 500 people, not even considering the 27 million owners of small businesses who work by...

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Banking Industry Urged to Comply by Cyber Expert

In a recent development, a leading cybersecurity company CEO has emphasised the importance for banks and financial institutions to adhere to PCI SSC standards, as failure to do so heightens risks. CEO Ravin Prasad of Cybernetic Global Intelligence (CGI), a...

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Queensland Councils Under Scrutiny for Cybersecurity Gaps

According to a recent annual evaluation, there are significant cybersecurity risks in Queensland's local government organizations. The review tells the deficiencies in information systems and inadequate cyber training. It also underscores the essential role that leading cybersecurity companies play in...

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How Inspiring Vacations Data Breach Affected 112,000 Travellers

Inspiring Vacations, a Melbourne-based travel operator, has suffered a huge blow after a significant data breach exposed the personal information of around 112,000 travellers. The hacked data contains sensitive information, such as high-resolution passport photos, travel visa certificates, itineraries, and...

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Intricacies of Star Blizzard’s Continued Spear-Phishing Operations

The group known as Star Blizzard, previously identified as SEABORGIUM and also referred to as Callisto Group/TA446/COLDRIVER/TAG-53/BlueCharlie, remains actively engaged in spear-phishing attacks. Their focus extends to targeted entities in the UK and other regions of interest as part of...

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