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  • Toyota Australia's corporate IT systems were still offline on Friday following what the company yesterday described as a "cyber attack", according to a notice on its website. The notice said: "At this stage, we do not believe that customer and...

  • The Australian Parliament was hacked by a group based in Iran, a hitherto unknown security firm has claimed, adding that the Mabna Institute had also been implicated in attacks on the US and other Western countries. The company which made the claim, Resecurity, said the attack was part of a wave...

  • Tech professionals have offered mixed reactions about the Australian data breach law which took effect a year ago today, pointing out that in general while it has no big downsides, the legislation has no great upsides either. Michelle Dennedy, vice-president and chief privacy officer at global...

  • Property valuation firm LandMark White's, now known as LMW, has again called a halt to trading on Tuesday saying that a significant number of its clients are yet to resume doing business with the firm after the announcement of a data breach on 5...

  • Tech-savvy daters have been alerted to watch out for romance scammers this Valentine’s Day, with the consumer watchdog, the ACCC warning that scams are increasingly happening through social media and dating apps. And according to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission women are...

  • Tech-savvy daters have been alerted to watch out for romance scammers this Valentine’s Day, with the consumer watchdog, the ACCC warning that scams are increasingly happening through social media and dating apps. And according to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission women are...

  • The ANZ Bank has confirmed that a data breach from property valuation firm LandMark White, now known as LMW, which is said to have affected more than 100,000 customers of a number of banks, has affected its customers as well. LandMark White said in a statement on its website that it had shut...

  • American security firm Symantec has acquired Israel-based Luminate Security for an unspecified amount, in order to increase its prowess in cloud security. This is the third Israeli company that Symantec has bought in the last two years, with the US firm having acquired Fireglass, a company that...

  • Security firm Check Point has discovered malware that uses a remote exploit to gain a presence on Linux servers and implant a backdoor trojan, and has dubbed it SpeakUp. The malware can also infect Mac devices. The trojan can exploit other known vulnerabilities to spread on internal networks...

  • Israel-based security company Check Point says it has found a vulnerability in the popular game Fortnite which would allow an attacker to log taking advantage of the use of authentication tokens by the game. Single sign-on providers like Google,...

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