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Ransomware-as-a-service isn’t new and speaks volumes about just how sophisticated the cybercriminal operations behind them have become — they run like businesses. But a ransomware called Cerber takes this idea to a new level as it operates more like a franchise. We spoke to a CheckPoint security expert about the Cerber ransomware.
Virgin Mobile’s voicemail service is having a bit of a meltdown right now. Customers are reporting that they are unable to access their own voicemail inbox and, instead, gets transferred to somebody else’s voice messages. I’m a Virgin customer as well and I’m experiencing this first hand. Here’s what we know so far.
Microsoft has issued patches for 34 security bugs that affected Windows, Internet Explorer, Edge and Office. These were rolled up into nine security bulletins, five of which were rated as critical. All of the critical bulletins concerned remote code execution which would allow hackers to take over vulnerable PCs. Here are the details.
We can all agree that this year’s Census has been a colossal snafu. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) shutdown the website after it was supposedly hit by a number of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. This was after the Census website had been stress tested. So what can organisations learn from this incident? Let’s find out.
Last night, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) closed the 2016 Census website. No explanation was given at the time, except for a message on the page saying “the system is very busy at the moment”. This morning, the ABS’s head statistician, David Kalisch, announced that the site had been brought offline by four distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. Can we trust what he said? Was it really a cyber attack? Let’s find out.
Last night’s Census was a debacle for Australians trying to fill the survey out online. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), the website suffered repeated distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. The ABS ended up pulling the plug on it. People were furious that they weren’t able to get online to submit their forms and worried about the fines they would face for not completing the Census. But there are now doubts as to whether yesterday’s Census website fail was really a result of DDoS attacks. Here are the details.