Acting Victorian Privacy Commissioner, Doctor Anthony Bendall, is investigating an error with receipts from Myki public transport ticketing machines in Melbourne where receipts show the customer’s name and credit card details.
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Gas, electricity, water and transport systems controlled by Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems are vulnerable to malware infection because of a lack of PC patching and anti-virus programs, according to a security expert.
Hosted services provider, CloudFlare, has opened a Sydney co-location data centre in response to Australia and New Zealand customer requirements for improved website load times.
Federal Privacy Commissioner, Timothy Pilgrim, has issued a `please explain' email to Google Australia after the search engine giant revealed in an email to Pilgrim that it still has a portion of data collected from unsecured Wi-Fi networks in Australia by Street View vehicles during 2010.
Members of hacktivist group, Anonymous, have released some of the 40GB of data that was taken from internet service provider (ISP) AAPT's compromised server last week.
Cyber crime is set to get worse for Australian financial institutions as global economic prospects continue to look gloomy and more people are tempted into targeting bank accounts, according to one security expert.
Melbourne IT has confirmed that it is investigating the data breach which affected its customer, AAPT, earlier this week and reports that the incident was isolated with only a small number of servers affected.
Information stolen electronically by rogue ex-employees can be detected and used in prosecutions if companies take adequate steps to lock down computers and mobile devices involved, according to a forensics investigator.
Photos from the Olympics Games in London will receive the 3D treatment this year due to a bespoke SLR camera rig developed by photography agency, Getty Images.
In this series, Computerworld Australia examines some of the information security threats facing small businesses and larger enterprises today.
Fraudsters have purchased personal information including credit card details submitted online by Australians to commit investment fraud, according to a new report from the Australian Crime Commission (ACC).
With more employees deciding that they want to bring their own smartphone into work rather than using a company supplied device, the spectre of network security and controlling company data emerges.
In this series, Computerworld Australia examines some of the information security threats facing small businesses and larger enterprises today. We’ve looked at hacktivism, social engineering and internal negligence and continue the series by speaking to security experts about the problem of third party access.
Continuing Computerworld Australia's recent series examining security threats, this week we talk to experts about the problem of advanced persistent threats (APTs).
In this series, Computerworld Australia examines some of the information security threats facing small businesses and larger enterprises today. We’ve looked at social engineering and internal negligence and continue the series by speaking to security experts about the problem of hacktivism.