XM: Australia's TechnologyOne Ltd TNE.AX said it had detected an unauthorised third-party access to its back-office systems, becoming the latest target in a series of cyber attacks that has bogged companies in the country since last year.
Cointelegraph: The Australian government is being pushed to ban the payment of cyber ransoms, usually demanded in cryptocurrency, following a local business suffering a mass data breach and subsequent ransom demand.
Economic Times: An Australian government-backed service for victims of identity theft blasted a plan to toughen privacy laws amid an explosion of online data theft, saying it would spur compromised companies to pay ransom and invite more hacking.
BNN Bloomberg: Australia’s financial institutions must improve their resilience to cyberattacks, the head of the nation’s banking regulator said.
The Guardian: Latitude Financial has revealed that 14m customer records – including driver’s licence numbers, passport numbers and financial statements – were stolen from its system in a cyber-attack that was far worse than the company initially reported.
U.S News: The Australian government on Monday said it planned to overhaul its cyber security rules and set up an agency to oversee government investment in the field and help coordinate responses to hacker attacks.
Express: Australia had 16 major cyber-attacks against Australian organisations, which were trying to be “cyber extortion attacks”, claimed CyberCX Cyber Intelligence Director Katherine Mansted. Recently, millions of Australians had their privacy breached in cyber attacks on Optus, Medibank and other companies.
BNN Bloomberg: Data stolen from an Australian health insurer, including the names, addresses and birthdates of hundreds of customers, has been posted to a forum on the so-called dark web.
U.S. News: Australia's biggest health insurer said a criminal had apparently stolen customers' medical information as part of a massive breach of data, fuelling concern about a wave of high-profile cyber attacks.
Bleeping Computer: The hacker who claimed to have breached Optus and stolen the data of 11 million customers has withdrawn their extortion demands after facing increased attention by law enforcement. The threat actor also apologized to 10,200 people whose personal data was already leaked on a hacking forum.