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  1. Whats happened? PageUp, a HR company that provides an online platform for staff recruitment for many Australian organisations including businesses and government agencies, has reported a security incident on its computer network. At this stage,...
  2. What's happened? You may have received messages from a number of international brands like Google, Twitter and eBay about updates to their privacy policies and how they use your data. The messages are in response to changes to the European Union’s...
  3. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has released its annual Targeting Scams report, as part of Scams Awareness Week. The report reveals that in 2017 Australians lost $340 million to scammers, a $40 million increase compared to...
  4. What's happened? As a precaution, Twitter is urging more than 330 million users to change their password after a glitch left log-in details exposed in the company's internal computer system. When you set a password for your account, Twitter uses...
  5. What’s happened? There have been reports of a recent increase in email scams containing malware, which can take control of your computer or steal your information. The emails contain a link which, if clicked on, downloads and installs a Remote...
  6. What’s happened? The private information of millions of Facebook users across the globe has potentially been used to generate political advertising. Political research firm Cambridge Analytica has been accused of mining the data of 50 million...
  7. What’s happened? The Australian Taxation Office is warning people to beware of scammers impersonating the ATO and demanding Bitcoin or other cryptocurrency as a form of payment for fake tax debts. The ATO has seen over $50,000 paid in Bitcoin to...
  8. What's happened? Thousands of websites across the globe have fallen victim to crypto-mining malware, after using a popular web tool designed to help people with vision impairment, dyslexia and low literacy. In crypto-mining, the power and memory of...
  9. What’s happened? The ACCC’s Scamwatch is urging all Australians who made payments to a scammer via Western Union from 2004 to 2017 to take action by 31 May to claim your money back. Examples of tricks the scammers used included: online or internet...
  10. The German government has issued an alert saying malicious emails are being sent out, impersonating their federal security and IT office and infecting computers with malware. There are concerns similar spam emails could be sent to Australians. Why...

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