#Privacy: Domain registration companies take steps to combat fraudulent COVID-19 websites

US domain registration companies are taking action against coronavirus related fraud.  One of America’s largest US domain registry companies, GoDaddy has revealed that it has taken down numerous fraudulent websites as part of its “human review process.” A GoDaddy spokesperson said: “We do not tolerate abuse on our platform and our Universal Terms of Service […]

#Privacy: ACSC warns of COVID-19 themed malicious cyber activity

The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has issued a threat update to raise awareness and provide cyber security advice surrounding COVID-19 themed malicious cyber activity.  The update explains that with cyber criminals capitalising on people’s growing concerns and desire for information about the global pandemic, there will likely be an increase in the frequency and […]

#Privacy: 69% of SAP users believe SAP projects do not prioritise IT security

Research has revealed that organisations are not fully equipped to manage risk, but have a growing appetite for “security by design”.  The SAP Security Research Report by Turnkey Consulting, found that over two thirds (68.8%) of SAP users believe that their organisations put insufficient focus on IT security during previous SAP implementations.  Over a half […]

#Privacy: EARN IT Act threatens encryption

US senators have proposed a new bill that aims to combat online child sexual exploitation.  The Eliminating Abusive and Rampant Neglect of Interactive Technologies (EARN IT) Act “would creative incentives for companies to ‘earn’ liability protection for violations of laws related to online child sexual abuse material,” said the bill supporters in an announcement. Under […]

#Privacy: Phishing campaign found targeting Android devices

Researchers at Cofense have uncovered a phishing campaign that attempts to deliver the Anubis malware. The Anubis malware, originally used for cyber espionage has now been repurposed as a banking trojan. Subsequently, with the new campaign, Anubis can install a keylogger, hold a device’s data for ransom, and even hijack an Android mobile device to […]

#Privacy: Facebook’s social media accounts hacked

Facebook’s Twitter and Instagram account was briefly hijacked by known hacking group OurMine.  The hacking group, OurMine, managed to hack into the official social media account on Twitter and Instagram for Facebook and Messenger Friday afternoon.  OurMine tweeted on Facebook’s Twitter account: “Hi, we are OurMine. Well, even Facebook is hackable but at least their […]