Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Cyber

Scammer threatens site owners for backlinks

Backlink scammer attempts to destroy business reputationWebsite owners are receiving emails threatening to ruin their reputation if they do not post a five-star reviews and create internet hyperlinks AKA "backlinks" for other websites.Receive emails from an individual claiming...

REvil group members: Russia detains six more suspects

On Saturday, a Moscow court jailed six more suspected members of the extortionist criminal group REvil for two months on charges of illegally transferring funds, a day after Russia said it had liquidated the group at the request of...

Recommendations for Log4j Mitigation

A critical remote code execution vulnerability (CVE-2021-44228) has been publicly disclosed in Log4j, an open source logging utility widely used in applications, including many by large enterprise organisations.The vulnerability allows threat actors to exfiltrate information from and execute malicious...

Australia and US Sign Data Sharing Agreement

Australia and the United States are paving the way for better electronic data sharing after signing an agreement last year. The two governments say the deal will provide law enforcement agencies in each country with faster access to electronic...

Attackers find new way to exploit Office hole patched by Microsoft

Attackers have tested an exploit for a critical Office vulnerability already fixed by Microsoft.In September 2021, Microsoft released a patch to prevent attackers from launching malicious code embedded in a Word document that downloads a Microsoft Cabinet (CAB) archive,...

$33 billion scammed from Australia in the past year from cybercrime

Australia self-reported losses exceeding $33 billion.The country has been scammed billions of dollars with a significant increase in online fraud and schemes.Australians have fallen victim to the spike in cybercrime and scammers hoarded over $33 billion in last year...

How Shopping Bots Can Compromise Retail Cybersecurity

The e-commerce industry is not unfamiliar with online shopping bots. While bots are used by stores to provide better customer service, malicious bots can be devastating for a business. Both consumers and e-commerce sellers are exposed to cybersecurity risks.Many customers use...

Personal details of up to 80,000 government employees in SA accessed in cyber attack

The South Australian government confirmed and said that the personal data of tens of thousands of employees, potentially including the Premier, was accessed in a cyber attack.The government said the records of at least 38,000 employees, but potentially as...

Cybersecurity Professionals Worry Over Prospect of Quantum Sneak Attacks

Four out of five cybersecurity professionals are worried about the possibility of a sneak attack from an adversary using a quantum computer to disable encryption.This was one of the conclusions of a global survey of 600 cybersecurity professionals released...

80% of reported ANZ cyber incidents are DoS attacks, financial industry hit hardest

New cyber attack research from application security and delivery leader F5, Inc. in collaboration with Effluxio has found 80% of incidents reported to the F5 Security Incident Response Team in ANZ during 2021 so far were DoS (Denial-of-Service) attacks. Additionally, incidents targeting user profiles...

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As The Cost Of Living Soars New Technology Is Helping Australians

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