Sydney Local Court has heard that Nik Cubrilovic intends to plead not guilty to all charges relating to the alleged access of GoGet's systems.
The ransom was never paid, because the payment portal was pulled offline by the attacker.
Orangeworm hacking group carefully selects victims in highly targeted attacks.
Microsoft is being urged to rush out a patch for a bug in Internet Explorer that's being used in attacks.
A roundup of some of the more bizarre things that are online -- but really shouldn't be.
Spam appears in users' sent folders even from accounts that haven't been compromised.
Windows 10 security won't protect you from tech-support scammers' lies and trickery.
Although 63 data breaches were reported to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner in less than six weeks, FireEye's Mandiant has warned the figure is higher, but organisations are unsure if their breach fits the brief.
Facebook should be made an example of for failing to protect its users' information, but it won't happen.
Non-profits ISACA and CMMI help companies score their cybersecurity readiness and create a gap analysis to get up to speed.
The cloud benefits of elasticity, scalability, and nimbleness were tailor-made for some of the massive and intermittent IT projects of the US government.
Incident response research from Big Blue offers surprising results, as hacks get more serious but defenders improve their tools and training. IBM's Wendi Whitmore explains.
Microsoft preps new Windows 10 security features to ensure system integrity during start-up and after it's running.
The cybercrime economy has "now become a kind of mirror image of contemporary capitalism", says paper.
Google denies multiple requests by Microsoft for an extension to Project Zero's 90-day disclose-or-fix deadline.
Fixes for vulnerabilities spread across 20 products and a Solaris patch that addresses the Spectre processor flaw.
Chinese vendor describes US export ban as unacceptable, adding that it has invested significant efforts since April 2016 in ensuring compliance with export laws and, if necessary, will seek judicial recourse to protect its interests.
The Victorian government has asked for privacy safeguards and further clarification on who can access Australia's Face Identification Service before the Bill is set in stone.
Malcolm Turnbull has cited Pacific Islands cybersecurity in affirming funding for a subsea cable to be built between Australia, Solomon Islands, and Papua New Guinea.
Private profile data — like phone numbers and email addresses — could have been easily collected.
Facebook is making changes that will prevent non-European users previously under European laws from being protected by the General Data Protection Regulation.
More businesses are being tricked into sending millions of dollars to cybercriminals, but the criminals often betray themselves through lax operational security.
A new Microsoft plugin for Google Chrome for Windows users adds Windows Defender support.
ZDNet caught up with Dell's data security chief at the RSA Conference to hear how the PC industry is changing its approach to cybersecurity.
CEO of MinerEye tells ZDNet how he stopped chasing bad guys and worked to rethink the paradigm IT uses to protect a company's most valuable digital assets.
The e-commerce business is updating Radar, its machine learning-powered fraud prevention tool, to serve larger companies.
Exclusive: Profile data was scraped without user consent or knowledge to "build a three-dimensional picture" on millions of people.
"The extensive disruption caused by WannaCry laid bare serious vulnerabilities in the cyber security and response plans of the NHS," warn MPs.
The framework-agnostic software library contains attacks, defenses, and benchmarks for securing artificial intelligence systems.
IBM and Fortinet's strategic relationship has expanded with the combination of security solutions and threat data.
South Korea and Taiwan also are on the top 20 list of global markets that saw the most bot traffic last year, while China was the third most common origin of malicious traffic, behind leader United States and Russia.
Tech giant launches local store and avails its smart speakers at retail outlets, while its execs attempt to ally data security fears by stressing the devices are designed around the company's privacy framework.
Kaspersky researchers have mobile apps with millions of subscriptions which risk user information due to advertising SDKs.
At the start of the RSA conference, major technology firms pledge to protect their users and stay out of government-launched cyber attacks.
Next-generation technologies including the blockchain and IoT are at the top of Intel's cybersecurity priority list.
Some of those at the centre of some of the biggest cyberattacks of last year have given advice on what happened on the day - here's what they learned and how you can plan to respond if you're attacked.
Just 15 seconds is all you need to break into a network and lay the way for an attacker -- if you have a botnet.
The UK National Cyber Security Centre has reportedly sent a letter to telcos warning of the risks of using ZTE equipment.
Security concerns haven't stopped the vast majority of organizations from storing sensitive data in the public cloud, according to a new McAfee survey.
How do you permanently delete your Facebook account? It's pretty easy. Facebook users can also deactivate their account for a temporary break.
Microsoft is introducing new custom silicon, a Linux-based embedded OS and cloud service aimed at securing microcontroller-based devices.
US Department of Homeland Security, FBI and the UK's National Cyber Security Centre issue warning on attacks. "Russia is our most capable hostile adversary in cyberspace", warns NCSC chief.
Vault Academy is designed to upskill technology professionals and address the shortage of cloud computing skills across government.
The country wants the multilateral global trade body to start a debate on regulation and governance.
If there's one thing the banking sector is good at, it's shoddy cybersecurity.
Cisco is also adding new capabilities designed to protect employee devices from ransomware, cryptomining, and fileless malware.
IBM says that combining both human and machine intelligence gives us the best chance of responding to incidents before security breaches occur.
The chain has been used by criminals for backdoor installation, support scams, and more.
Organisations soon won't be able to purchase office equipment that isn't internet connected, according to Symantec CTO Nick Savvides, and as a result will have to establish security policies in preparation.
The federal government is meeting with US counterparts and a handful of tech heavyweights to advance Australia's cyber capabilities, sending also 60 cybersecurity-focused individuals to the RSA Conference to show off local talent.
Just because Android tells you its patched and everything is safe doesn't mean it is. But there's an app to help you determine if you're being told the truth.
"If left solely to the technology teams, security will fail through lack of attention and investment," warns Information Commissioner.
Study into missed security updates casts doubt on Google's Android patch level system.
Telegram refused to hand over its encryption keys to state authorities.
It is not every day a key executive is accused of embezzlement.
New Zealand Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Minister Clare Curran has announced a refresh to the country's three-year-old cybersecurity strategy amid concerns of a growing threat landscape.
The internet is such a core part of our lives that we all deserve real-time information about outages and safety hazards. It wouldn't be difficult.
The Australian Cyber Security Centre's expanded role will include more proactive advice to a wider range of stakeholders, while cyber incidents are becoming 'much more destructive'.
The Chinese government is further tightening its grip on the internet by suspending a number of news apps that were said to be competing for users with 'vulgar' content.
Boo-hoo. A bungled Internet of Things (IoT) update means you can't switch your swimming pool to spa mode. Laugh all you want: When the HVAC or your home security system fails, the implications are serious.
The tool can also help save on costs by identifying redundant data and making suggestions for mitigations.
Singtel, SoftBank, Etisalat, and Telefónica have banded to form the Global Telco Security Alliance, pledging to share data on cyber threats and tap each party's resources to support customers worldwide.
This simple advice will help to protect you against hackers and government surveillance.
'This campaign shows targeted and effective offensive cyber can be' says GCHQ director Jeremy Fleming.
You'll now need to monitor the power cables connecting to isolated computers holding sensitive information.
Cryptojacking is proving increasingly lucrative for cyber-attackers, and we're only at the beginning of this form of cybercrime -- here's how it has come to pose the threat it does and where it could go next.
Australian is developing international partnerships to help deter 'inappropriate behaviour' in cyberspace. Naming and shaming is part of its deterrence framework.
Democracy is best kept safe by creating an educated, engaged, and digitally-experienced citizenry.
Fasoo says its Wrapsody enterprise document platform has evolved to a workspace collaboration tool that minimises ROT information and maximises worker performances with behavioral analytics.
"We will not tolerate this", says Home Secretary Amber Rudd - and announces national cybercrime exercises to prepare for future attacks.
Maladies in healthcare data management are obvious, but what about solutions? From selling Genome data to using Blockchain and the effects of GDPR, would we rather stick to the devil we know?
TK Keanini, Cisco's principal engineer, explains his job to ZDNet's Tonya Hall, "[We're] trying to make it harder for the bad guys to operate on our customers' networks."
AMD has released microcode updates for Spectre variant 2 that require Microsoft's latest Windows 10 patch.
But can a modest injection of new cash really hope to stop online crime in its tracks?
Attackers can make Outlook leak password hashes just by previewing an RTF-formatted email.
Workstation users should treat the latest Adobe security bulletin seriously.
Spark has extended its New Zealand government TaaS managed security services offering out to businesses, including firewall, internet, remote access, and incident response as a service.
New Australian Signals Directorate chief Mike Burgess outlines his priorities for the restructured agency's next 12 months.
The Internet Society itself is like the government of the internet, says Greg Ferro, the host of Packet Pushers podcast. "It represents" countries with the internet and examines 5G, AI, and privacy.
Facebook's chief executive implied a law wasn't necessary to cover teenagers on the social network.
Susan Landau examines the place of law enforcement in today's cybersecurity landscape, arguing that it needs 21st century capabilities to match those of its enemies and attackers.
San Francisco -- and other cities and campuses -- had hackable radio-controlled sirens.
The report aims to help ethical hackers know what risks they might face for the activities they conduct.
It is hoped SourceClear technologies will help enterprise clients secure their SaaS-based tools.
Ransomware fares well in Verizon's 2018 data breach recap and cybercriminals are becoming more targeted and taking aim at human resources in many cases.
With half of businesses paying ransoms, the vast majority said they would do so again, according to research by Australian telco Telstra.
A cyber offensive capability could knock out key infrastructure targets cheaper than conventional military kit, but Australia needs to get its messaging right to avoid triggering the neighbours.
Here's how to check if you or a Facebook friend were connected to the "This is Your Digital Life" quiz, which is how Cambridge Analytica harvested data.
Facebook's CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, will make his first congressional appearance to answer questions about user privacy in the wake of Cambridge Analytica. Here's how to watch the hearings live.
The commission of independent academic researchers will try to assess the role of social media in elections.
Crooks distributing ransomware are still tweaking their tactics, in an effort to extort as much profit as possible while a 'passing of the guard' is underway.
Hackers use Cisco gear to send Russia a message not to mess with US elections.
Facebook will notify up to 87 million users whose data may have been slurped for political gain.
Opinion: Facebook's way of showing how little it cares about its users' privacy is by doing something only when it gets caught.
Many of us no longer trust Facebook. We're wary of sharing data -- in case it is used by third parties without our knowledge. So, what features will the social media platform of the future need to regain our confidence?
Telegram's lawyer told ZDNet that Russia's demand for the app's encryption keys is "unconstitutional."
After a wave of denial-of-service attacks on banks, Netherlands security experts are proposing a new approach.
Facebook is being skewered for its data management, but every company needs to think about its customer data strategy well beyond GDPR. The wild west of data is being tamed.
Cisco urges Smart Install client users to patch and securely configure the software.
RSA plans to give enterprises improved visibility into their networks and heighten automatic response to threats through the deal.
China's official VPN ban came into effect at the start of the month, but individual VPNs still continue to work, NordVPN claims.
With IBM Research, Rabobank has come up with an interesting twist to GDPR compliance.
But the number of accounts closed for sharing and promoting terrorism content is down, says Twitter.
As GDPR looms, vast amounts of sensitive data including credit card data, medical information and patents are still easily found online says a security company.
Microsoft is bringing more of the OneDrive and Outlook security protection tools it offers its Office 365 business customers to consumers.
The researchers say it's the largest attack since the Mirai-powered cyberattack in October 2016 that took down large swathes of the Western internet.
Intel has asked users to uninstall the app as soon as possible.
Some of the malicious mining apps found in the Google Play store have been downloaded over 100,000 times.
Investigation officially opened after Facebook revealed the data of over 300,000 Australians may have been improperly used by Cambridge Analytica.
The security arm of big blue attributes the drop to cybercriminals shifting their focus on launching ransomware and destructive attacks that lock or destruct data.
Based in Western Australia, the country's Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre is expected to focus on critical infrastructure, protecting businesses, and building cybersecurity skills.
"Security is all of our jobs," Amazon CTO Werner Vogels said Wednesday.
The company said it will also inform users if their information was "improperly shared" with the data firm.
The number of organisations that have fallen victim to cyber-attackers only to fall victim a second time is on the up.
A handful of CPU families that Intel was due to patch will now forever remain vulnerable.
IBM X-Force says that threat actors are taking up ransomware in their droves to reap the benefits of criminal activity through blackmail.
Just scanning a specially-crafted file could lead to a totally compromised Windows machine.
Believed to be part of last month's attacks against global education institutions, the hackers breached 52 accounts across four Singapore universities including NTU and NUS to gain access to research articles.
Cloudflare is conducting an experiment with APNIC, and it's revealing plenty of dirty hacks.
The malicious use of the cellular communications devices is a "real and growing risk," a federal official told a US senator.
Cybersecurity incidents and breaches can seriously damage a company, making it imperative that security risk management is integral to corporate governance.
This special report from ZDNet and TechRepublic provides advice on crafting better policies to defend against security threats. Download the entire report as a free PDF ebook.
A recent Tech Pro Research poll showed that many companies are creating cybersecurity strategies, but enforcing them is the real challenge.
Today's security challenges require an effective set of policies and practices, from audits to backups to system updates to user training. Here are 10 ways to make sure you're covering all the bases.
Organizations need to set up clear guidelines on how employees can use company platforms and how data needs to be managed.
Protecting data at rest, in transit, and during processing is key to your organisation's smooth running. Here are some points to consider.
Network-as-a-service startup Meta Networks has emerged from stealth mode with a platform that lets companies connect users, applications, cloud services, datacentres, and branches, securing them with a software-defined perimeter.
The eight-month data leak may have exposed customer credit card information.
So did Linus Torvalds get the 'normal and entirely boring' release that he wanted?
Cloudflare's new Domain Name System promises to both speed up your internet access and protect your privacy.
After seeing a rise in cryptojacking extensions, Google will delist all cryptocurrency mining extensions on Chrome Web Store.
The revolution of data collection has changed marketing and offered "insights into the way people behave," says Little M Media's Brian Reich.
How will big business build trust after years of intrusive data collection that now leaves customers vulnerable to hidden political manipulation?
Created by researchers at Georgia Tech, HoneyBot was inspired by IT security.
As cybersecurity gets more dangerous and more critical to organizations of all sizes, the answer is to prioritize your resources to guard the right stuff—because you can't protect it all.
Machine learning requires massive amounts of data to teach the model. But we're often uploading that data to machine learning cloud services run by folks like Amazon and Google, where it might be exposed to malicious actors. Can we use machine-learning-as-service and protect privacy?
iPhone users are still vulnerable to being tricked into handing over passwords. Apple knows it — but won't do anything about it.
Dangerous Drupal flaw could leave your site completely compromised if you don't patch the flaw immediately.
Cisco patches a severe flaw in switch deployment software that can be attacked with crafted messages sent to a port that's open by default.
Monero-mining Android malware will exhaust your phone in its quest for cash.
Nation-state attackers are attempting to undermine trust in critical services -- so how do we go about stopping them?
Under the new legislation, the minister will have a 'last resort' power to direct electricity, gas, ports, and water entities to 'do or not do a certain thing' to mitigate national security risks.
After reports emerged that the aerospace giant had fallen victim to the WannaCry ransomware, Boeing downplayed the production impact, labelling it a 'limited intrusion' of malware.
Researchers say the malware is "highly efficient," even if it's not very sophisticated.
Amid the ongoing trust crisis, Facebook users get an easier way to download their data and new mobile privacy settings.
An attack which lasted 17 hours forced responders to switch to manual methods.
Facebook is rolling out a twist on its security bug bounty that will reward individuals for finding data misuse.
Microsoft's Meltdown fix opened a gaping hole in Windows 7 security, warns researcher.
The IRAP assessment allows Australian government agencies and departments to store and run highly sensitive data at the protected security classification level in the AWS Asia Pacific (Sydney) Region.
It isn't so surprising that India, with its multitude of political parties, was a perfect place for the UK firm to thrive.
Atlanta is still reeling from massive ransomware attack — but its network was compromised before.
But the report says that a senior FBI department chief "became frustrated that the case against Apple could no longer go forward" after a technical solution to access the device was found.
Mozilla said the add-on is in response to the controversy surrounding the misuse of Facebook user data.
The malware attempts to take your antivirus products out of the equation before locking systems.
The exposed data shows Cambridge Analytica used software developed by Canadian firm AggregateIQ to benefit US campaigns.
Labelling the visa outsourcing plan a 'data security risk', the Community and Public Sector Union has asked the Australian government to keep the work under Commonwealth control.
The notion that the Chinese government would spy on corporations and our agencies with electronic devices manufactured by Chinese companies is not only absurd but would be catastrophic to furthering their ambitions in world trade.
Federal regulators are investigating to see if Facebook violated a settlement in 2011, which forced the company to undergo regular privacy screenings for 20 years.
The volume of malware seen on Windows 10 devices is far lower than on Windows 7 machines, says security firm.
The suspect is potentially behind cyberattacks against over 100 financial institutions worldwide.
Attackers managed to serve up adware to large number of victims.
Cook thinks Facebook's Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal is so big that it warrants "well-crafted regulation".
Here's what you need to do to make sure that your upgrade goes smoothly and you don't lose any data.
The latest version of the protocol for HTTPS secure connections gets green light from the IETF.
The leaks could become a treasure trove for cyberattackers and fraudsters.
If you installed a Facebook app to your Android smartphone, odds are good that Facebook has been logging your phone calls and text message data ever since.
With Formula 1 pushing its own digitisation projects, each team has also formed a series of close technology partnerships such as that between AT&T and Aston Martin Red Bull Racing in order to collect, analyse, utilise, and secure sensor data to improve performance.
Exclusive: The data leak affects potentially every Indian citizen subscribed to the database.
Twitter, Google, and Facebook faced a parliamentary committee set up to examine the impact of "deliberate online falsehoods"--with Facebook, specifically, grilled over the Cambridge Analytica breach.
In all, 320 universities around the world were attacked and the 31.5 terabytes of stolen data was sold for profit in Iran.
The cryptocurrency-mining malware uses highly aggressive tactics -- which researchers have reverse engineered to help provide protection.
Despite the Australian Signals Directorate last week stating that those not seeking its help with security aren't taking the matter seriously, the Australian Taxation Office has backed its in-house approach.
If you are concerned about Facebook playing fast and loose with your personal data, here are a few other social networks you can try.
Hackers are targeting accessible x86-64 Linux web servers around the world.
Here's what you need to do to make sure that your upgrade goes smoothly and you don't lose any data.
The browser maker takes issue with Facebook's default privacy settings.
Huawei is losing its biggest retail distribution partner as its Android devices lose out on any U.S. opportunity. Here's a look at Best Buy dropping Huawei in context of the broader U.S.-China trade war.
The banking Trojan is back with a range of new capabilities.
The bug bounty program is now open and offers financial rewards for vulnerability disclosure.
The Russian cybersecurity firm has formed a new online cyber safety partnership with Crime Stoppers that aims to teach Australians how to be safe from online crime.
In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica Facebook data misuse controversy, the Australian Greens had its motion for transparency over politician data use blocked in the Senate.
After several days of silence, the Facebook founder and CEO calls the incident a "breach of trust"
The cloud-based company aims to set an example for other businesses after realizing security researchers have faced "decades of abuse, threats, and bullying"
Google wants its customers to know that it's emphasizing products that protect an organization's sensitive data and assets.
Here's Facebook privacy settings explained. Don't let your personal information get into the wrong hands.