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Z Energy’s customer fuel management database breached
Z says it believes the data accessed does not include bank details or other information that would put customer finances directly at risk.
Tesla takes ex-employee to court for hacking and sharing confidential info
Tesla has taken a former employee to court for allegedly hacking company data and handing it over to third parties.
Singapore CSA looks back at 2017's most rampant cyber threats
Last year there was a notable shift from profit-motivated attacks to attacks designed to cause disruption.
French national behind UK data breach caught in Thailand
Europol has revealed details surrounding the arrest of a 25-year-old coder who allegedly helped to extort a British organisation.
As NDB takes hold, expect to see more breach reports come to light
In light of Australia’s NDB legislation, one Australian technology integrator says we can expect to see many reports surfacing over the coming years.
Optics firm hit with biggest data breach fine in French history
The CNIL has fined a French optics firm €250,000 - the biggest fine ever dealt to a French company.
How to effectively address security challenges in a digital healthcare world
It’s important for healthcare firms to maintain organisation-wide security that is both up-to-date and automated, says Wavelink.
Chinese threat actor linked to leak of more than 200 million Japanese PII datasets
Leaked personal information includes names, credentials, email addresses, dates of birth, phone numbers, and home addresses.
Germany infiltrated by Russian group that crippled Ukraine’s power
The power grid in modern countries may not be as secure as you think, as reports have emerged revealing hackers have breached Germany's supply.
Singapore organizations caught in 'patching paradox'
Singapore organizations say they don’t have the resources to keep up with the volume of patches required to remediate software flaws.
Building customer trust is paramount as data breaches become more common
Digital trust is no longer solely about firewalls and encryption. It reflects an organisation’s character.
Is risk at the top of your digital agenda? Here's why it should be
Don’t be left without a plan of action when an attack occurs.
Vector to take Stuff to High Court; media agency refuses to hand over confidential breach data
"Vector now considers it has no choice but to take legal action to ensure its customers’ private information is secured and protected."
Vector's Outage app hit by data breach last month - personal info stolen
The breach happened on April 26, 2018. On April 27 the company posted a FAQ section that detailed an API vulnerability in its Outage app.
CommBank says no evidence customer data was compromised in 2016 breach
The breach occurred in May 2016 when the bank couldn’t confirm that two magnetic tapes were destroyed, despite being scheduled for destruction.
A four-step-plan towards cloud resilience in an age of data security
The ramifications of having a data breach are ten-fold for government agencies who handle sensitive information.
2.5 billion data records exposed - most from human error
More data records were exposed due to human error in 2017 - a 580% increase over the previous year.
IT decision makers unsure about their security maturity
Respondents in APAC put forth highest IT budget allocation to security, but overall executives allocate security less than 10% of their budget.
Despite a 60% breach rate, Australians have firm grasp on cybersecurity
60% of Australian respondents polled in this year’s Telstra Security Report 2018 say their business has been interrupted due to a security breach.
175 days to detect a network intruder in EMEA - just 77 in US
A study has revealed the median time for an EMEA business to detect an intruder is more than double that in the US - and it's much worse in APAC.
New report delves deep into cybercrime - and forecasts its future
Now in its tenth year, Trustwave has released its encyclopaedic report that details both current and future threats that are crucial to be aware of.
Facebook is finally making changes to its data sharing controls - but is it too little, too late?
“Given the scale and sophistication of the activity we’ve seen, we believe most people on Facebook could have had their public profile scraped."
1.5 billion confidential data files publicly available - that's more than 12 petabytes of data
Credit card data, medical records, payroll data, intellectual property and tax information are all available publicly online with no data protection.
OPINON: Counting the broader cost of Facebook’s data dilemma
Barracuda SVP Chris Ross talks about the results of a recent survey they ran following the Facebook fallout to determine the true cost.