Data and computer security

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Australia to consider European-style right to be forgotten privacy laws
Attorney general promises ‘whole range’ of modernisations of the Privacy Act to follow new customer data protection laws

Paul Karp

18, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Cybersecurity firm links Piers Morgan Twitter hack to leak of 400m records
Former Australian prime minister Scott Morrison among politicians and celebrities whose details were in sample of allegedly hacked data published online

Amy Remeikis

28, Dec, 2022 @7:03 AM

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TPG reveals emails of 15,000 iiNet and Westnet customers exposed in hack
Telecommunications company says hacker searched for customers’ cryptocurrency and financial information

Josh Taylor

14, Dec, 2022 @3:05 AM

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Could we have one app for everything? We ask an expert
Super apps can revolutionise your life – but do you want to pay the price, wonders AI and innovation professor David Shrier

Coco Khan

02, Dec, 2022 @3:00 PM

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I am a Medibank customer. Am I affected by the cyber-attack? What can I do to protect myself?
Experts suggest using multifactor authentication and telling your bank to put extra security checks in place

Josh Taylor

02, Dec, 2022 @3:08 AM

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Password app LastPass hit by cybersecurity breach but says data remains safe
Company says its security system prevented the hacker accessing customer data or encrypted passwords

Josh Taylor

01, Dec, 2022 @7:14 AM

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Medibank hackers announce ‘case closed’ and dump huge data file on dark web
Medibank confirms it may be the full trove of hundreds of thousands of customers’ private records that were stolen from the health insurer

Josh Taylor

01, Dec, 2022 @1:51 AM

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Is it worth taking out personal cyber insurance in case you are caught up in a data hack?
Experts say investing in identity theft protection may provide peace of mind, but won’t help recover lost information

Josh Taylor

28, Nov, 2022 @11:30 PM

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Pegasus spyware inquiry targeted by disinformation campaign, say experts
European parliament is investigating powerful surveillance tool used by governments around the world

Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Washington and Sam Jones in Madrid

28, Nov, 2022 @12:14 PM

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Facebook sued for collecting personal data to target adverts
In high court case that could set precedent for millions, Tanya O’Carroll alleges owner Meta is breaking UK data laws

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

21, Nov, 2022 @2:33 PM

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I am a Medibank customer. Am I affected by the cyber-attack? What can I do to protect myself?
Experts suggest using multifactor authentication and telling your bank to put extra security checks in place

Josh Taylor

11, Nov, 2022 @6:08 AM

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Medibank hacker says ransom demand was US$10m as purported abortion health records posted
Post on blog linked to Russian ransomware group says it offered ‘discount’ ransom to health insurer of US$9.7m, or $1 for each customer’s data

Josh Taylor

09, Nov, 2022 @10:38 PM

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