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At a Glance: The Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s Four Corners' Cyber War program, aired tonight, highlighted (thousand of computer log-ins of Australians for sale on the dark net) the personal, commercial and national threats posed by hackers and a general preparedness on all things cyber security. Are things really as bad as the ABC Four Corners cyber war documentary makes out - Conversations, Yammer are peppered with smart NASA scientist to shed light on the topic ...
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Identity theft wasn’t supposed to be part of writing checks to the Democratic National Committee. The massive data breach that drove the DNC’s chairwoman out the door has now swept up the party’s biggest donors too, their Social Security numbers and personal information compromised by hackers and forcing fundraisers to spend money to protect themselves. “All my shit was hacked,” said a major donor, who has given to the Democrats for years. “Now, I’ve got to have LifeLock on my 6-year-old daughter’s Social Security number.”
Sage, which provides accounting, payroll and payments software for businesses, has released a statement saying that an internal login had been used to gain unauthorised access to the data of some of its British customers. The personal details of the employees of about 280 British companies were potentially exposed in the breach, a company source said. “We are investigating unauthorised access to customer information using an internal login,” the company said in a statement.
The Commerce, Energy and Justice departments received generally positive cybersecurity assessments from their respective inspectors general offices. The Cybersecurity Act of 2015 requires department OIG to submit to Congress reviews of internal cyber practices, including the "logical access" policies under which some users are granted or denied permission to view certain information.
When an anonymous group calling itself Shadow Brokers put up for auction a collection of data it said it stole from the NSA, the group wrote that it would make the information public if it received the truly absurd “Dr. Evil” sum of one million bitcoins—at current exchange rates, about $576 million. So far, however, it’s achieved a more modest payday: $937.15. Over twenty-four hours have passed since the Shadow Brokers publicized its auction of a collection of encrypted information it claimed to have obtained from hacking the Equation Group, an elite team of hackers linked last year to the NSA.
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“I don’t blame the poor people at the ABS, I blame successive governments which have denied investment in the ABS, and also in this case the foolishness of outsourcing so much of the collection task to the private sector without equipping the ABS to be as strong and informed a client of those companies as it needed to be in a very complex area like IT.
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