AFP blames Russia for Medibank’s data breach

These cyber criminals are operating like a business with affiliates and associates The Australian Federal Police, working with Interpol has named Russia as the culprit for recent data breach at Medibank. I know Australians are angry, distressed and seeking answers about the highly sensitive and deeply personal information that is…

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Lack of IT skills greatest data security challenge

Recent cyberattacks have highlighted a lack of visibility and control Rubrik, the Zero Trust Data Security™ Company, today announced the Australian findings from its inaugural State of Data Security report, commissioned by Rubrik and conducted by Wakefield Research. Among the key findings regarding the most pressing challenge Australian cybersecurity leaders…

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Operation Guardian expanded to protect stolen information

Operation Guardian will be actively monitoring the clear, dark, and deep web The AFP is aware that distressing and very personal information has been released on the dark web and has immediately taken measures, including covert techniques, to identify further criminal activity. Investigators within the AFP’s Cyber Command are working…

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Advanced persistent cybercrime enables new wave of attacks

FortiGuard Labs predicts convergence of advanced persistent threat methods Fortinet, a global leader in broad, integrated, and automated cybersecurity solutions, has unveiled predictions from the FortiGuard Labs global threat intelligence and research team about the cyberthreat landscape for the next 12 months and beyond. From quickly evolving Cybercrime-as-a-Service (CaaS)-fuelled attacks to new…

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APAC businesses vulnerable to cyberattack

Attacks included successful Microsoft 365 logins from a suspicious country Businesses in Asia-Pacific could find themselves vulnerable to attack during the vacation months, according to Barracuda, a trusted partner and leading provider of cloud-first security solutions. Analysing the latest threat Insight from Barracuda’s Advanced XDR Platform and 24/7 Security Operations Centre,…

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Community partnerships to boost digital skills

The number of New Zealanders falling victim to scams is rising More New Zealanders will have access to face-to-face learning to improve their digital skills through three community partnerships announced today by the Bank of New Zealand (BNZ). BNZ is proud to be partnering with Arataki Systems, 360 Tautua Trust,…

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Security defences are getting stronger as cyber threats

Attacks like Incontroller move beyond traditional targets on enterprise networks Nozomi Networks Inc., the leader in operational technology (OT) and IoT security, today announced the SANS 2022 OT/ICS Cybersecurity Report finds industrial control systems (ICS) cybersecurity threats remain high as adversaries set their sights on control system components. In response, organisations have significantly…

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Cybersecurity remains a high priority in Southeast Asia

Organizations embrace digital-first era As organizations in Southeast Asia embrace a digital-first mindset, cybersecurity remains a high priority investment area for majority of the businesses in the region. Findings from a recent IDC Asia/Pacific Security Sourcing Survey 2022 indicate cybersecurity as a critical investment area for organizations in Southeast Asia…

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