Facebook claims personal data exposed through scraping

Refutes claims 530 million users’ social media pages accessed through hacking. Social media giant, Facebook has released a statement rebutting claims personal user data was accessed through hacking. According to Mike Clark product management director at Facebook, on April 3 Business Insider published a story saying that information from more…

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Oxfam Australia hit by data breach

Non profit organisation discloses database was “unlawfully” accessed. Australian independent not-for-profit Oxfam Australia has found supporters’ information on one of its databases was “unlawfully accessed” by an external party on 20 January 2021, following an independent IT forensic investigation. The database includes information about supporters who may have signed a…

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MAS clears up implications of consumer data monopoly issues

Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Senior Minister and Minister in charge of Monetary Authority Singapore answers data protection questions. Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Senior Minister and Minister in charge of Monetary Authority Singapore answers the implications of consumer data monopoly by firms; how is the personal data of users of digital payments being protected when…

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Kum Shing Group optimises back up performance

Accelerating agility, resilience and security of data backup. Hong Kong’s mobility and infrastructure specialist Kum Shing Group (Kumshing) has adopted its Commvault’s Complete Backup & Recovery with HPE Nimble storage to optimise backup performance and offsite replication. The implementation allows the utility company to achieve up to “five times faster…

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Technology companies sounds alarm over Pakistan’s data protection laws

The Asia Internet Coalition concerned over Pakistan’s removal and blocking of unlawful content rules. Asia Internet Coalition (AIC) has publicly voiced its alarm over of Pakistan’s new law targeting internet companies, as well as the government’s opaque process by which these rules were developed. The Coalition represents companies like tech…

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BeyondTrust Roundtable: Tackling Critical Microsoft Vulnerabilities

Sponsored content: Shifting from reactive to proactive security. With the disruptions in operations caused by the COVID-19 global pandemic, most organisations in the APAC region have been prioritising keeping the lights on. “They’ve been focused on keeping operational resilience and access to resources for employees who are obviously working from…

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Twitter stepped up search to fill top security job ahead of hack

Social media platform needed to fill CISO post leading up to the hack. By Joseph Menn, Katie Paul and Mark Hosenball July 16 (Reuters) – Twitter Inc had stepped up its search for a chief information security officer in recent weeks, two people familiar with the effort told Reuters, before…

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Transforming digital services for the IT team at University of Auckland

Cultural shifts don’t happen overnight and need sustained focus, attention, and the help of technology. In 2018 Richard Elliott head of IT transformation – digital services at the University of Auckland, New Zealand — was recruited because the institution knew the IT function needed to change. In an interview with…

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Thailand’s AIS says Huawei among bidders to build 5G core networks

Chinese vendors not excluded from building Thailand’s 5G infrastructure, but would stay mindful of any security issues. By Patpicha Tanakasempipat BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand’s largest mobile operator Advanced Info Service Pcl said on Tuesday Huawei Technologies was among five companies bidding to build its 5G core networks as it ramped…

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