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Beware of phishing after Cathay Pacific data theft

Scammers often take advantage of incidents to trick people into sharing personal or financial information. Cathay Pacific Airways Limited announced last week that there had been ‘unauthorised access’ to passenger data of approximately 9.4 million … read more

Investigations continue into Facebook security issue

We recently reported a security issue affecting an estimated 50M Facebook user accounts, between July 2017 and September 2018. Over the weekend, Facebook issued an update reporting that fewer people were impacted by the theft of access tokens than originally … read more

Attribution of a pattern of malicious cyber activity to Russia

The Australian Government has joined international partners to condemn a pattern of malicious cyber activity by Russia targeting political, business, media and sporting institutions worldwide. The Prime Minister, the Hon Scott Morrison MP and the Foreign … read more

Canadian Centre for Cyber Security launches

This week the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security (CCCS) officially began operations. The new Centre will support a unified approach to cyber security and build community awareness and education. It will provide expert advice, guidance, services and support on … read more

Facebook security issue affects 50M user accounts

The ACSC is aware of a security issue affecting 50 million Facebook user accounts. A flaw in the “View As” feature allowed attackers to steal Facebook access tokens, which could be used to take over user’s accounts. Access tokens are the … read more

Ransomware continues to target Australians

The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) is asking Australians to remain vigilant of ransomware and the damage it can cause. The Centre is urging all Australians, including businesses owners and operators to patch their systems. ‘Ransomware continues to be … read more

Thirteen High Impact IOS vulnerabilities outlined by Cisco

This week Cisco Systems released its semi-annual Software Security Advisory Report detailing a number of vulnerabilities in its IOS and IOS XE switch and router operating software. Cisco, a manufacturer of networking hardware and telecommunications equipment, … read more

Team cyber expands as Aus Digital Council begins

Cyber security is everyone’s responsibility as we work together to share and use the information that builds communities and strengthens our families, businesses and governments. To improve the use of public sector data and develop better digital services for … read more

US urges cyber vigilance after Hurricane Florence

Fraudsters often try to exploit our willingness to help those in need, as Australians have experienced in the aftermath of devastating cyclones. The National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Centre (NCCIC) in the United States has warned users and … read more

Strengthening cyber security across the Pacific

As the digital economy expands across the Pacific, cyber criminals are extending their reach into the lives of our neighbours. Amid this more complex cyber ecosystem, a broader concept of security that includes cyber security has been affirmed by the … read more

Who will be Australia’s next Boss of the SOC?

The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) and Splunk are teaming up this week to host Australia’s largest ever cyber security challenge. Challenging their defensive skills, 350 cyber security analysts and engineers from industry, academia and government will … read more

Apache advises urgent patching of Struts

Developers, organisations and companies are being urged to upgrade Apache Struts today to ensure critical infrastructure and customer data is not put at risk. The new remote code execution vulnerability affects all supported versions of Apache Struts 2, Apache … read more