The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report highlights how thieves can use "deep fake" photos in an attempt to steal cryptocurrency. Also featured: A discussion of the implications of "data gravity" and an analysis of whether the era of mega-breaches is ending.
Eight Windows 10 apps removed from the Microsoft Store after getting caught mining Monero behind users' backs.
Despite a slight dip in the total number of breaches it was still a banner year for hackers focused on stealing data from websites, according to a Risk based Security report.
Australia on Monday said a "sophisticated state actor" had hacked the country's main political parties and parliament, just weeks before a closely fought election.
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Google changes stance on upcoming Chrome Manifest V3 changes as benchmark shows they lied about performance hit.
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Using ransomware to hold computers hostage would draw stiffer penalties under legislation - prompted in part by attacks on Maryland hospitals over the past few years - state lawmakers are considering.
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A US investigation into privacy violations by Facebook could result in a record fine running to billions of dollars, media reports said Friday.
The ACMA's 2017-18 report also reported almost 2.3 million disclosures of customer information by carriers under legal obligations to assist government agencies and departments.
Major General Marcus Thompson says Australia's ability to scale its defence capabilities when it comes to the crunch is what keeps him up at night.