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Fortnite Credential Stuffing

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Epic Games had to remove in-game purchases from Fortnite, because cyber criminals found a way to make good money in the expense of Fortnite players. In this video, our Security Advisor Sean Sullivan talks about the attack method used (credential stuffing) and tells how gamers can protect their accounts against these kind of exploits in the future. This gives a...

iParents eSafety guide released

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If you are keen to keep your children safe online, you'll be glad to know that The Office of the eSafety Commissioner has recently published a new eSafety guide for parents. This is a very handy site - offering advice for parents of preschoolers that covers things like what to consider before giving your child their first smartphone, as well...

Lost Summer game released by eSafety office to build digital intelligence skills for kids

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One for all parents of pre-teens & young teenagers... The eSafety Office has now released "The Lost Summer" - a role-playing video game, designed to be a highly engaging experience for 11-14 year olds - while building digital intelligence skills and encouraging online safety. https://esafety.gov.au/education-resources/classroom-resources/lost-summer  

Aus Gov releases draft Assistance & Access Bill

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There's going to be a lot of debate over this one, as the Australian Government has just released a draft of their Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Bill 2018 (1.13MB PDF) The Assistance and Access Bill is intended to secure critical assistance from the communications industry, and enable law enforcement to investigate serious crimes. However it has...

G Suite Gov Backed Attacks Alert

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G Suite Can Now Alert You of Government-Backed Attacks
Google announced today that administrators of G Suite accounts can now enable and configure a special alert when a government-backed cyber-espionage group is trying to hack into one of their company's user accounts. This new alert is available via the "Admin Console > Reports > Manage Alerts > Government backed attack" option available through the standard G Suite super admin...

Notifiable data breaches – the human element

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Notifiable Data Breaches Quarterly Statistics Report Highlights the “Human Element”
The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner published their Notifiable Data Breaches Quarterly Statistics Report on Tuesday the 31st of July 2018. This report covers data breaches reported from the 1st of April through to the 30th of June. It's a very topical read - as there’s some interesting statistics about trends and types of breaches reported. The OAIC now...

Recovering from a malware infection

Even the smartest people fall for the common cyber tricks From time to time I sometimes hear from old friends or work colleagues or people I've presented to who have been directly impacted by cyber crime, and need some help or advice. Be it they've fallen victim to a phishing email and have been infected with some form of ransomware...

Re:Scam the Scammers

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Re:scam - a great concept to keep email scammers busy. Let's see if this takes off...  

Marc Goodman – a vision of crimes now, and in the near future

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Scary wake up call looking at the darker underbelly of tech and society...