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Telstra DOT | A renewed warning

About three years ago I wrote a blog post warning of the dangers and limitations of the Telstra DOT (Digital Office Technology) service.  More recently with the continued roll-out of the National Broadband Network we are finding that many of our customers are once again being approached by Telstra to try and sell them a…
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Data breaches are on the rise, but that won’t force companies to up cyber security

Article courtesy of ABC News. http://abc.net.au/news/2018-07-12/data-breaches-are-on-the-rise/9987448   Data breaches are on the rise, but that won't force companies to up cyber security By business reporter Rachel Pupazzoni for The Business Updated 12 Jul 2018, 6:14pm PHOTO: Experts say reporting breaches will not stop your data being stolen. (ABC Canberra: Hannah Walmsley) RELATED STORY: AFP investigating airport security card data hack RELATED…
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50,000+ emails, data breach at major Australian shipping company

In what might be the first report made under the new mandatory data breach laws an Australian shipping company has revealed that tens of thousands of it's emails were auto-forwarded without permission. We have seen this a number of times where a person's email becomes compromised and the attacker sets up an auto-forward rule so that…
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How one click of the mouse cost a Melbourne business over $80,000

Last week I received some news that I never wanted to hear, one of our customers was targeted for an email scam which cost them big time and we were being tasked with working out the who/what/where/why. The scam went something like this - our customer was involved in a legitimate transaction whereby they were…
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