The hacker who steals your data is just one part of an illicit supply chain featuring producers, wholesalers, distributors and consumers – a black-market industry worth millions of dollars.
Banning cyber ransom payments might help ward off attacks, but there are some cases where organisations feel intense pressure to pay up.
Caught up in the latest Medibank cybersecurity breach? Not happy with your premiums? Here’s what you need to know about switching health insurer.
It’s reported the stolen data of more than one million Australians have already been leaked – and more is expected.
A well-known cybercrime group has threatened to release the data should the ransom not be paid.
Cyber crime is arguably the top risk now facing any business. But things need to change if cyber-insurance is to be viable for most.
Credit checks and international co-operation are crucial when it comes to tracking down cybercriminals.
The cybercrime ecosystem is vast and complex – and increasingly littered with specialists who will cheaply sell your data.
Optus made a public announcement about its breach but was not legally required to do so. This needs to change.
This isn’t the first time Australians’ Medicare numbers have been exposed.
Up to 9.8 million Australians have been affected. Here’s what you can do to proactively defend yourself.
Artificial intelligence is emerging as a key cybersecurity tool for both attackers and defenders.
It’s time to think differently about how we address the password problem.
Data breaches have become a fact of life. Here are articles from The Conversation that detail the threat, why it happens and what you can do to protect yourself.
Cyberattacks are on the rise. Canada needs to work with cybersecurity experts to enable them to identify and address security vulnerabilities.
If an organization that has your data gets hacked, your vulnerability depends on the kind of attack and the kind of data. Here’s how you can assess your risk and what to do to protect yourself.
Ireland is under pressure to investigate, and potentially fine, Facebook for alleged data breaches under GDPR.
A thriving black market for stolen personal data makes millions of people vulnerable to spies, spammers, scammers and hackers.
More than 500 million people’s details were compromised. The records include various combinations of name, email, gender, date of birth, location, relationship status and employer.
Companies today collect vast amounts of our personal data. What measures can governments and regulators take to reduce the inherent risks and keep our data?