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Dark web packed with offers to hack corporate networks
"The larger the hacked company is, and the higher the obtained privileges, the more profitable the attack becomes."
Australian women-focusd hackathon #SheHacks expands across Victoria
"We want to make Australia the best place in the world for women to build and scale a startup. #SheHacks is the perfect starting point for any woman wanting to create something great."
Disney+: Is it safe to subscribe?
"Excitement has been building for Disney+ and while it's in limited release, people will seek out alternative means to use the platform."
Unsecured WiFi leaving schools vulnerable to attack
While the internet has transformed the learning process in schools, it’s also given rise to new dangerous online threats.
Underground cybercrime industry for cheating continues to grow
As a result to increasing exam pressure, grade hacking services and fake diplomas are becoming more easily available online, according to new Kaspersky research.
University of Waikato's Cyber Challenge kicks off
"There is a definite shortage of cyber security professionals in the industry and through the cyber security challenge, we hope to create a more aware and cyber-ready generation in the face of the growing cyber security threats."
Security professionals want to return fire – Venafi
Seventy-two percent of professionals surveyed believe nation-states have the right to ‘hack back’ cybercriminals.
Tesla wants people to hack its Model 3
Tesla is offering white hat hackers what could be the chance of a lifetime – the opportunity to hack one of its Model 3 vehicles.
'DerpTrolling’ faces jail time for Sony DoS attacks
A United States federal court has charged a 23-year-old man for the hacks on Sony Online Entertainment and other major companies back in 2014.
Access to thousands of breached sites found on Russian underground market
A number of the available servers investigated by Flashpoint led analysts to conclude that most of the breaches are from either US, Russian, or German hosting services.
How to secure your business against social media hijacking
Australian businesses and organisations’ widespread use of social media puts them at high risk of being hacked.
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.
China's biggest hacking community to expand hackathons to across Asia & India
China’s biggest hacker community has launched its 2018 Global Hackathon Programme and plans to expand it across Asia, India, the UK and Europe.
Rumours fly about who was behind the PyeongChang Olympics hack
The Olympic Destroyer campaign comes at a precarious time of geopolitical tensions with several possible perpetrators but no conclusive proof.
Oracle MICROS POS vulnerability may compromise 330,000 POS systems
A vulnerability in Oracle’s POS systems may affect more than 330,000 payment systems across the globe, putting files and sensitive information at risk
Ludicrous cybercrime profit means Mafia no longer constrained to the streets
Back in the day it was not uncommon for people to ransack stagecoaches and rob armoured trucks, but now they’re robbing servers.
In depth: A lawyer's perspective on ethical hacking & penetration testing in Asia
What is‘ethical hacking’ in an organisation and are there any grey areas in the law? We sat down with RHTLaw Taylor Wessing’s Jack Ow to find out.
How hackers can wreak havoc on connected vehicles & ITS
In today’s connected world of smart devices and ever-increasing volumes of disruptive and destructive cyber attacks, ITS cybersecurity is mandatory.
Expert says Germany’s ‘hack back’ proposal is a slippery slope
German intelligence has urged to be granted legal authority to ‘hack back’ in the event of international cyberattacks - is it the right idea though?
State-sponsored election hacks are acts of cyber warfare - survey
78% of respondents said they would deem an act as cyber war if a nation-state was behind a successful or attempted hack of another country’s election.
US judge squashes Yahoo's attempt to stop data breach lawsuits
Both Yahoo and victims of its multiple data breaches have been granted – and denied – the ability to dismiss lawsuits after its massive data breaches.
It's possible for cyber attackers to change what's in your emails
A newly-discovered exploit called ROPEMAKER allows an attacker to remotely change the content of any email post-delivery.
Upside-down flag prompts hack against Malaysian websites
The hackers used the words “Bendera Negaraku Bukanlah Mainan”, which loosely translated, means ‘my country’s flag is not a toy’.
Malware in your DNA sequence data? Technically, it’s possible
Could hackers exploit your DNA sequence and encode it with malware? A new study from the University of Washington says yes, it’s possible.