August 10, 2018: New Malware attack claiming to be from the NAB Bank

Emmanuel Marshall from mailguard writes: Banks are well-trusted institutions, so when cybercriminals are looking for good trademarks to use in their email attacks they often rip-off bank branding. This new scam email uses the NAB trademark to try and persuade recipients that it is a genuine notification message from their bank. The message tells the […]

February 16, 2018: Another bogus Quickbooks email links to malware

Emmanuel Marshall from mailguard writes: This is the second email scam mimicking a Quickbooks notification. As you can see in the screenshot, the message is meant to look like an invoice notification message. Although this scams looks superficially similar to the one from earlier today, the sender addresses and underlying mechanisms of this attack are […]

February 14, 2018: Post-Meltdown Intel Tries to Save Face with $250,000 Bug Bounty Program

Catalin Cimpanu from Bleeping Computer writes: Intel has launched a public bug bounty program with individual rewards going as far as $250,000, the company said today in a press release. Intel had previously run a bug bounty program, but that one was limited to submissions from a few selected security researchers only. The new bug […]

June 22, 2017: Origin Energy Fake Email Bill

A huge uptake in email-based fraud attempts has continued, with an enormous distribution of fake Origin Energy invoices containing malware. The hoax email inundation, one of the largest ever seen, began at lunchtime Wednesday and continued until 4am today. Given the scale, we conservatively estimates the email has been directed to a quarter of Australian […]

Mar 10, 2017: Ransomware hidden in fake ASIC renewal notice

Australians have been warned to avoid clicking a malicious email purporting to be from ASIC. The email was distributed to tens of thousands of addresses just as people arrived at work this morning. It’s one of the largest-scale fraud email inundations seen in recent times. Claiming to be from the Australian Securities and Investment Commission, […]

Jan 13, 2017: Cybercriminals replicate Australia Post website in sophisticated malware attack

A massive run of scam Australia Post emails is bombarding inboxes with malware, with a clever ploy designed to evade virus-detection software. The email started distribution this morning, hitting thousands of inboxes within an hour. The message tells recipients they have a parcel to be collected at the post office. It uses Australia Post branding – […]

Aug 13, 2016: New Server up and functioning!

Thanks to the Guys at AusNetworks our new server is up and functioning. No more sharing resources on someone else’s server! Rocking with 250Gb SSD dedicated storage for Websites and Email’s. The Server is still located at the Equinix data centre in Port Melboure, providing the same bandwidth as previously provided. We are now using […]

Aug 11, 2016: Seagate’s new 60TB SSD is world’s largest.

Ars Technica UK’s Sebastian Anthony write’s: Seagate’s 60TB SSD comes a year after Samsung’s 15TB SSD Seagate has unveiled the world’s largest SSD: a 60-terabyte monster. Pricing isn’t available, but the company says the drive will provide “the lowest cost per gigabyte for flash” memory today. The 60TB SSD was unveiled at the Flash Memory Summit […]

Aug 5, 2016: Australia decides it should probably study climate science after all.

Arstechnica’s Sscott Johnson write’s: New science minister intends to offset some of planned cuts. In February, the new leader of Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) revealed a plan to lay off almost all of the agency’s climate scientists, along with an equal number of scientists from its Land and Water division. CSIRO […]

Aug 4, 2016: Report claims more than half of UK firms have been hit by ransomware.

Arstechnica’s Tom Mendelsohn writes: Large UK companies are amongst the hardest hit by ransomware in western countries according to a new report commissioned by Malwarebytes. The report found that more than half of large firms had been affected—and that nine percent had been left “entirely unable to operate.” Ransomware is clearly a growth industry in Britain: 58 percent […]