WiseTech boss says data privacy is a human right

 The CEO of data logistics giant, WiseTech, has spoken out of how data privacy will become a human right. Speaking at the Australian Financial Review Innovation Summit, WiseTech chief Richard White said how a report into digital platforms conducted by the Australian regulator will result in data privacy being considered as a human right. White, […]

English Whiskey Company database leaked online

The Elastic database contained 26,400 records, to which the majority of them were member accounts.  Security researcher, Jeremiah Fowler from Security Discovery discovered the database on May 29th. In a blog post, he wrote that the database, named Martha Johansson, belonged to English Whiskey Co of Ltd Norwich, UK.  The Elastic database was open and […]

Office of the Australian Information Commissioner to improve data handling

In June, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) revealed that the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) had put pen to paper to commit to improving the way it handles customer data. The court-enforceable undertaking signed by the OAIC followed two potential data breach incidents taking place in Australia. The first of these related […]

Sephora customers’ in Southeast Asia & New Zealand hit by data breach

Sephora emailed its customers informing them of the data breach that occured two weeks ago.  The data breach impacted some customers using Sephora’s online services in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Hong Kong SAR, Thailand, Australia and New Zealand.  Sephora revealed that some of the personal information that may have been exposed to unauthorised third parties […]

National Australia Bank hit by data breach

The National Australia Bank (NAB) has disclosed it has suffered a data breach that may have hit around 13,000 of its customers. Potentially exposed data includes customer names, birth dates and contact information, as well as government identity documentation, such as driving licence numbers. The original incident took place when NAB discovered it was accidentally […]

Johannesburg electricity company struck by ransomware

Many Johannesburg residents have been left without power after a malware attack on one of the city’s electricity providers. The company, City Power, revealed yesterday that its networks had been shut down by malicious code, tweeting: “#Update City Power has been hit by a Ransomware virus. it has encrypted all our databases, applications and network. […]

Singapore bids to nurture new cyber talent to address deficit

The government in Singapore has underlined how improved regional and international cooperation, better government powers and more public awareness must combine to help tackle cyber-threats. According to the Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Singapore’s Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and Ministry of Health Amrin Amin, the global shortage in cyber-security professionals is a situation very much […]