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Facebook warns 6.8 million users about photo bug

Up to 6.8 million people who uploaded their photos to Facebook may have shared more than they intended to because of an application program interface (API) bug. ‘Currently, we believe this may have affected up to 6.8 million users and up to 1,500 apps … read more

Inspiring a new generation

Australia’s best young cyber stars have been recognised in the Cyber Security Challenge Australia (CySCA), the nation’s flagship hacking competition for tertiary students. The Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) and industry partners run the challenge to … read more

New approach to support cyber security

The updated Australian Government Information Security Manual (ISM) has been released by the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC). The 2018 release supports a move towards a risk-based approach that gives organisations greater flexibility to manage their … read more

Adobe urges users to patch Flash Player

Adobe has released security updates for its widely used Flash Player app to help users defend themselves against the latest malware. Users who fail to update their Flash Player app could be vulnerable to cyber criminals, who could use it as an opportunity to … read more

Marriott, Starwood hit by security incident

The Marriott Group have released a statement regarding a significant data security incident involving their Starwood Guest Reservation database. An investigation undertaken by Marriott in September 2018 determined that there had been unauthorised access to the … read more

Medicare & Aus Post SMS scam

You may have seen news reports yesterday of an active phishing campaign via SMS, pretending to be from either Medicare or Australia Post. The messages claim that you have a rebate owed or a competition opportunity and asks you to click through to a website and … read more

Fed up with Phishing?

Would you ‘click here’ and enter your bank account or credit card numbers, passwords or birthdate because you received an email or text that looks like it’s from a bank or government department? If you answered ‘yes’, … read more

UK NCSC releases second Annual Review

On its second anniversary, the United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), has published its second Annual Review, highlighting the sustained threat to the UK from hostile state actors and cyber criminals. The report, released on Tuesday 16 … read more

Business email compromise, a fast growing scam

The Melbourne Joint Cyber Security Centre (JCSC) hosted a two-hour seminar yesterday on Business Email Compromises (BECs), which many cyber security experts consider to be the major current cybercrime threat to business. The seminar provided information to … read more

A curious mind - CYSCA 2018

Australia’s flagship national cyber security challenge wrapped up in Melbourne yesterday after a record number of Australian tertiary students battled to reverse real-world cyber threats around Australia. Defending champion the University of New South … read more

Reversing the threat of cyber crime together

In a show of strength to reverse the threat of cybercrime for all Australians, members of the business, government and cyber security community gathered for national Stay Smart Online Week 2018 in Melbourne today to share information about the latest … read more

Stay Smart Online. Reverse the Threat.

Each year the number of Australians impacted by cybercriminals continues to rise. In 2017, over 6 million adult Australians were impacted by cybercrime - that’s one in every four Australians1. This is a statistic that needs to be reversed. At a time when … read more