+ SAP apologises after NZ firearms registry upgrade privacy breach; Federal cops spring domestic violence RAT trap; Westpac hires IBM to probe its AUSTRAC debacle; Pollies face phishing tests; and much more

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WEEKLY SECURITY WRAP

Tuesday December 3, 2019

  Latest News  

NAB calls for vulnerable hardware buy-back scheme

By Julian Bajkowski

Alongside heath ratings for consumer IT goods, services.

SAP apologises after NZ firearms registry upgrade privacy breach

By Juha Saarinen

Gun buyback site shut down.

Federal cops spring domestic violence RAT trap

By Julian Bajkowski

Shutters "insidious" Imminent Monitor Remote Access Trojan channel play.

Westpac hires IBM to probe its AUSTRAC debacle

By Julian Bajkowski

Big Blue's Promontory retained to rake over regulatory scandal.

Pollies to face phishing tests after Parliament breach

By Justin Hendry

DPS introduce cyber attack simulations.

ANZ reveals AML systems review, says it's clean

By Julian Bajkowski

After shareholder questions.

NZ gun registry privacy breach spilt owners' addresses

By Juha Saarinen

SAP audit found sensitive details of hundreds of people accessed.

China's facial recognition rollout reaches into mobile phones, shops and homes

By Brenda Goh

New regulations require telcos to scan faces of users registering new mobile services.

Putin signs law making Russian apps mandatory on smartphones, computers

By Staff Writer

... and smart TV sets that will now come pre-installed with Russian software.

Workers at Israeli surveillance firm NSO sue Facebook for blocking private accounts

By Steven Scheer

Say accounts of former workers and family members also blocked.

FBI says Russian FaceApp is 'potential counterintelligence threat'

By Staff Writer

Responding to a US lawmaker's query about face-editing photo app FaceApp.

Twitter makes global changes to comply with privacy laws

By Elizabeth Culliford

To give users more information about what data advertisers might receive.

US citizen living in Singapore charged with helping North Korea evade sanctions

By Jonathan Stempel

Digital currency specialist arrested over alleged cryptocurrency and blockchain assistance.

China seeks to root out fake news and deepfakes with new online content rules

By Staff Writer

Ban on the publishing and distribution of "fake news" created with AI and VR.

India plans security audit of WhatsApp after hacking attempt

By Staff Writers

Troubles in WhatsApp's largest market.

Interpol group delays criticism of encryption after objections

By Joseph Menn

Puts off plans to condemn spread of strong encryption after objections by tech companies.

Facebook must face data breach class action on security, but not damages: US judge

By Jonathan Stempel

But can seek better security at the social media company after a series of privacy lapses.

Blogger tests Singapore's fake news law by rebuffing correction order

By Staff Writer

Won't comply with demand to correct a Facebook post in the first test of new law.

Merkel calls for Europe to agree on China 5G policy

By Staff Writer

Warns of dangerous mixed signals.

  Most Read  

Broadband tax now planned to kick in July 2020

NBN Co shows its top user now hits 26TB a month

Infosys wins massive Centrelink payments engine deal

NSW govt still losing millions from Opal card loophole

ANZ is quietly building a brand new banking platform

 
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