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  • Cyber crime costing businesses US$11.7M

    Cyber attacks cost companies an average of US$11.7 million this year, a 23 per cent increase from 2016, according to research.

    Written by Byron Connolly27 Sept. 17 15:51
  • Symantec to encrypt the internet by 2018

    ​Symantec has announced its ambition for all websites to be protected by SSL encryption within two years. The cybersecurity giant’s Encryption Everywhere drive will “encrypt 100 per cent of all sites by 2018”.

    Written by George Nott02 June 16 16:39
  • Aussies lost $230 million to scams in 2015

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) Targeting Scams Report found in total, more than $229 million was lost to scams in 2015.

    Written by Bonnie Gardiner16 May 16 10:22
  • ​The 6 ‘usual suspects’ of cybercrime

    IT security firm, BAE Systems, has profiled six types of cybercriminals that it says represent the biggest threats to Australian organisations in the lead up to the government’s cyber security review.

    Written by Byron Connolly14 April 16 16:24
  • Hey big spender, watch out for malvertising

    Global Internet advertising revenues will approach US$200 billion by the year 2018, making it a lucrative business but also attractive to cyber criminals, according to Cisco.

    Written by Hamish Barwick24 Feb. 15 11:32
  • Stupid hacker tricks: Exploits gone bad

    If the Internet is the new Wild West, then hackers are the wanted outlaws of our time. And like the gun-slinging bad boys before them, all it takes is one wrong move to land them in jail.

    Written by JR Raphael24 Oct. 11 21:12
  • OAIC should have more power: Cyberspace Law and Policy Centre

    The UNSW Cyberspace Law and Policy Centre has called on the Federal Government to expand the Office of the Information Commissioner’s (OAIC) powers to better protect personal information and privacy online.

    Written by Chloe Herrick01 Aug. 11 16:03
  • AusCERT 2011: Eugene Kaspersky calls for Internet Interpol

    With cybercrime now the second largest criminal activity in the world, measures such as the creation of an 'Internet Interpol' and better cooperation between international law enforcement agencies are needed if criminals are to be curtailed in the future, Kaspersky Labs founder and security expert, Eugene Kaspersky, has argued.

    Written by Hamish Barwick17 May 11 13:30