Have you received a telephone call from your bank asking to 'confirm' a recent transaction?
A Sydney, Australia-based journalist, Michael Lee covers a gamut of news in the technology space including information security, state Government initiatives, and local startups.
It took three security experts and almost a full working day to confirm Citibank Australia's e-mail wasn't a clever phishing attempt.
Phishers have a new tactic -- launching DDoS attacks on Web sites then taking advantage of the outage.
What happened to backup systems after multiple hardware failures crippled Westpac's online banking system?
It's not very often that a company gets hacked and then agrees to talk about the incident, so when the finance director of a Sydney-based firm asked if I would be interested in writing a story about a security breach that cost him AU$9,000, I grabbed the opportunity.The finance director, let's call him Ken, only realised there was a problem when his telephone provider called to say there had been an unusually high volume of international calls.
Sibos 2006 organisers had probably spent more on security than any other exhibition I have been to; however, all it took was a friendly gesture from one security guard to create a gaping hole in the security infrastructure.My first thoughts when walking into the main hall at the Sydney Exhibition Centre in Darling Harbour last week were "this is where the money is at".
Symantec's Mac spyware prediction in flames
The latest Internet Threat Survey from Symantec is a whopping 120 pages and no mention of malware for Apple's OS X.
The CIO of a rather large Australian company recently told me that the firm was happy with its security set-up but then quickly made a U-turn. Would that statement, on record, effectively lay down a hacker challenge?
In future, phishers will avoid using spam and instead hijack small parts of 'trusted' Web sites in order to bypass anti-phishing tools.