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IT security continues to be a concern for Australian businesses. There are numerous new threats appearing each month, which could potentially impact people and organisations in Australia. Companies need to keep up-to-date with the latest threats, to help them protect their infrastructure from potential hacks, viruses and vulnerabilities.

iTnews helps keep Australian businesses informed about what is happening in the IT security space, with a range of stories about both the threats, and articles about research into their impact on companies around the world.

University loses $11.9m in phishing attack

University loses $11.9m in phishing attack

In one of the biggest ever heists.
Sep 1 2017 6:59AM
Massive spambot captures 711 million email addresses

Massive spambot captures 711 million email addresses

Largest-ever data dump.
Aug 30 2017 10:30AM
US charges Russian with operating Kelihos spam botnet

US charges Russian with operating Kelihos spam botnet

Seeking his extradition.
Apr 24 2017 6:05AM
WhatsApp could let companies message you, for a fee

WhatsApp could let companies message you, for a fee

Commercialising 1 billion users.
Mar 9 2017 11:15AM
Spammers leak 1.4bn email accounts mapped to real names

Spammers leak 1.4bn email accounts mapped to real names

Massive operation exposed.
Mar 7 2017 6:26AM
Phishers go after Red Cross data breach victims

Phishers go after Red Cross data breach victims

Texts ask users to click on links.
Nov 2 2016 4:16PM
Qld premier's top bureaucrat hit by spam attack

Qld premier's top bureaucrat hit by spam attack

Police, feds called in to investigate malicious emails.
Aug 5 2016 11:20AM
Melbourne Health: a lesson in managing security incidents

Melbourne Health: a lesson in managing security incidents

[Blog post] Why you need to consider risk.
Feb 9 2016 3:00PM
Malware attacks Melbourne Health systems

Malware attacks Melbourne Health systems

IT team rushes to implement fix.
Jan 19 2016 9:56AM
Verizon accused of ignoring spammers' IP address theft

Verizon accused of ignoring spammers' IP address theft

More than four million addresses hijacked.
Jan 14 2016 6:47AM
Co-author of destructive Gozi virus pleads guilty

Co-author of destructive Gozi virus pleads guilty

Malware dubbed one of the "most financially destructive" in history.
Sep 7 2015 9:13AM
Aussie enterprises targeted in Bartalex spam campaign

Aussie enterprises targeted in Bartalex spam campaign

Office macro downloads malware used in JP Morgan heist.
Apr 29 2015 6:49AM
Telstra deploys Matrixx for real-time data usage alerts

Telstra deploys Matrixx for real-time data usage alerts

Personal use customers first in line.
Nov 12 2014 12:26PM
The ethics of security

The ethics of security

[Blog post] Where did that zero-day go?
Sep 23 2014 2:31PM
New Mayhem malware targets Linux, UNIX servers

New Mayhem malware targets Linux, UNIX servers

Infections found in Australia and New Zealand.
Jul 18 2014 8:07AM
Labor resurrects data breach notification bill

Labor resurrects data breach notification bill

Privacy Alerts bill back in parliament.
Mar 21 2014 2:04PM
Flaw discovered in Cisco Linksys routers

Flaw discovered in Cisco Linksys routers

Patch released.
Mar 10 2014 12:51PM
ShadowServer handed ACMA's spam intel database

ShadowServer handed ACMA's spam intel database

Researchers move into spam fighting.
Dec 18 2013 10:36AM
ACMA hands ShadowServer spam intel database

ACMA hands ShadowServer spam intel database

Researchers move into spam fighting.
Dec 17 2013 3:17PM
App intercepts 25,000 SMS messages

App intercepts 25,000 SMS messages

2000 mobile devices infected.
Dec 16 2013 2:00PM

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