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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

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

Working to protect senior Australians

Supporting and protecting senior members of our community from online threats is an important focus for the Australian Government, according to the Minister for Home Affairs, Peter Dutton. ‘We want to say to all Australians, particularly older Australians – as … 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

Netflix warns users about malicious emails

Always question unexpected requests for your personal or financial information, and keep your passwords safe. Netflix warned subscribers at the weekend about a malicious email campaign that entices users to follow a ‘link’ to update bank details, … 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

BA warns of secondary fraud after data theft

British Airways is continuing to investigate the theft of customer data and warns that fraudsters pretending to be from the airline may try to gather more personal information. ‘We are investigating, as a matter of urgency, the theft of customer data between … read more

Don’t abandon your domain to cyber criminals

Losing control of your email service is devastating, even if your company has merged or shut down. A domain name is a core foundation of every business and email is an essential service. Allowing corporate domain names to expire puts businesses at risk, … read more

A wave of fake social media accounts

We use social media daily as an active communication tool, connecting us with millions of users around the globe. Social media has become increasingly popular and accessible which has created a new domain for businesses, government agencies and industry bodies … read more