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Donor Information from Multiple Charities Leaked onto the Dark Web

Cybercriminals are on the prowl. In April 2023, they hacked Pareto Phone, a Brisbane-based telemarketing company that contacts potential donors for charities. This hacking led to information about thousands of potential donors being leaked onto the dark web and affecting...

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Ivanti EPMM Vulnerabilities Exploited By Threat Actors

It has been reported that Ivanti EPMM vulnerabilities such as CVE-2023-35078 and CVE-2023-356081 are exploited by threat actors to gain access to sensitive personal and business information. In fact, Advanced persistent threat actors exploited such vulnerabilities from April 2023 through...

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Medibank Faces $250 Million as Penalty for Data Breach

Medibank’s travails after being hit by cybercriminals do not seem to be ending. APRA, The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority, has asked the insurer to hold another $250 million in capital as security. This is a punishment meted out to Medibank...

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Most Dangerous Software Vulnerabilities – 2023 CWE

The spectre of cybercrime is spreading fast and has engulfed scores of businesses across industries and geography. The statistics are worrisome. In 2023 alone, about 33 billion accounts are expected to be breached. It means 97 cybercrime victims per hour...

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Australia the Most Hacked Nation in the World

Cybercrime has spread like wildfire across the entire global digital landscape. The sophistication and skullduggery used by cybercriminals to break into IT systems and cause data breaches are astounding. Although no country is immune from this threat, irrespective of their...

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Top Cyber Threats Faced by Retailers and the Way to Fight Back

If you think that cybercriminals target only big corporations, think again. The retail sector, of late, has emerged as one of the biggest targets for hackers. The reasons are easy to guess. These include retailers handling a large cache of...

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Property Giant Meriton Faces Data Breach; Personal Documents Feared to Be at Risk

Cybercriminals seem to have upped their ante and attacked companies with vulnerable IT networks. After targeting several well-known entities, both government-owned and private, they attacked one of Australia’s largest property giants, Meriton, on 14 January 2023. Meriton owns many luxury...

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How Will the Parliament Approved Privacy Penalty Bill Impact Companies?

The Australian business landscape witnessed several data breaches, such as those at Optus Telecom, Latitude Financial, and many others. These breaches were mainly the result of inadequate cybersecurity measures in these organisations. So, to safeguard customers’ interests and protect their...

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AT&T Suffers a Major Data Breach, Informs 9 Million Customers

Cybercriminals have managed to cause a data breach at the vendor system of AT&T, the multinational telecommunications company, in January 2023 and exposed vast amounts of data, including wireless account numbers, first names of customers, wireless phone numbers, and email...

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Highlights of the Report on Internal Controls and Governance 2022

With the all-pervasive menace of cyber crime on the rise, a study was conducted to analyse the internal controls and governance at the 25 largest public sector agencies in NSW, Australia, for the year 2022. The study conducted by the...

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