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Google Australia warns govt to tread carefully on new site block powers

Google Australia warns govt to tread carefully on new site block powers

Argues they're unnecessary, could curb freedom of expression.
Mar 18 2020 1:19PM
Israel deploys cyber-monitoring against coronavirus, tells people not to leave home

Israel deploys cyber-monitoring against coronavirus, tells people not to leave home

Emergency regulations enable Shin Bet security service to tap into cellular data.
Mar 18 2020 6:43AM
Social media giants warn of AI moderation errors as coronavirus empties offices

Social media giants warn of AI moderation errors as coronavirus empties offices

As companies empty offices and rely on automated takedown software.
Mar 18 2020 6:43AM
Cyber attack hits US health department amid coronavirus - Bloomberg

Cyber attack hits US health department amid coronavirus - Bloomberg

Prompting response from the National Security Council.
Mar 17 2020 6:37AM
US lawmakers seek to curb Huawei's access to US banks - document

US lawmakers seek to curb Huawei's access to US banks - document

New bid to thwart the Chinese giant amid failure of prior sanctions to curb its business.
Mar 13 2020 1:32PM
Microsoft releases patches for leaked, wormable 'SMBGhost' flaw

Microsoft releases patches for leaked, wormable 'SMBGhost' flaw

Marcus Hutchins of WannaCry fame releases proof of concept.
Mar 13 2020 10:09AM
Now Commonwealth Bank loses its chief technology officer

Now Commonwealth Bank loses its chief technology officer

Another tech leader poached just a fortnight after chief digital officer lured by BCG.
Mar 13 2020 12:22AM
Avast disables vulnerability that left 400 million users open to abuse

Avast disables vulnerability that left 400 million users open to abuse

Unsafe Javascript interpreter begone.
Mar 12 2020 5:25PM
Melbourne TAFE data breach exposes 55k student, staff files

Melbourne TAFE data breach exposes 55k student, staff files

Sensitive financial, health data accessed.
Mar 11 2020 12:49PM
Microsoft leaks critical, remotely exploitable Windows bug

Microsoft leaks critical, remotely exploitable Windows bug

Raises spectre of new WannaCry style worm.
Mar 11 2020 12:32PM
'Necurs' spam and malware botnet disrupted by Microsoft

'Necurs' spam and malware botnet disrupted by Microsoft

Prolific Russian digital criminals lose control over their infrastructure.
Mar 11 2020 12:31PM
Poland's CD Projekt seeks age approval for cyberpunk game

Poland's CD Projekt seeks age approval for cyberpunk game

New game from creator of The Witcher features voice of Keanu Reeves... and some violence.
Mar 11 2020 6:33AM
British PM Johnson faces lawmaker revolt on Huawei 5G role

British PM Johnson faces lawmaker revolt on Huawei 5G role

Rebellion over government decision.
Mar 11 2020 6:22AM
Leidos loses its Australian chief

Leidos loses its Australian chief

Surprise departure comes after major government wins.
Mar 11 2020 12:30AM
Flinders Uni to build $5m electronic warfare centre

Flinders Uni to build $5m electronic warfare centre

Partners with Defence.
Mar 10 2020 6:55AM
NSW govt pledges to introduce mandatory data breach reporting

NSW govt pledges to introduce mandatory data breach reporting

Becomes first state or territory to do so.
Mar 10 2020 6:55AM
Australian privacy watchdog sues Facebook over Cambridge Analytica scandal

Australian privacy watchdog sues Facebook over Cambridge Analytica scandal

Begins legal proceedings after two-year investigation.
Mar 9 2020 4:30PM
myGovID facial recognition trials slated for mid-2020

myGovID facial recognition trials slated for mid-2020

Biometric tests for digital identity app progressing.
Mar 6 2020 3:50PM
Govt clears the way for US CLOUD Act data swap deal

Govt clears the way for US CLOUD Act data swap deal

Introduces bill to formalise future bilateral agreement.
Mar 5 2020 2:24PM
Citrix bug forced Defence to pull recruitment database offline

Citrix bug forced Defence to pull recruitment database offline

After ASD advised of potential vulnerability.
Mar 5 2020 12:50PM

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