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Parliament House security who let Brittany Higgins and ‘rapist’ in reveals what really happened

A security guard who let Brittany Higgins and her alleged rapist into Parliament House says she later found her passed out naked on a couch. Ms Higgins, then 24, claims a high-flying senior Liberal Party staffer raped her on that couch in the office of Defence Minister Linda Reynolds’ office in March 2019.  The colleagues …

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EU Council Adopts Cybersecurity Strategy – Security news

EU Council Adopts Cybersecurity Strategy The Council of the European Union announced today that it has officially adopted a new cybersecurity strategy.The strategy, which looks ahead to the next decade, was presented to the council in December 2020 by the European Commission and the high representative for foreign affairs.It contains a framework for how to defend businesses, organizations, and …

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VMware, Recorded Future, Others Announce M&A Deals

Fraud Management & Cybercrime , ID Fraud , Next-Generation Technologies & Secure Development Five Cybersecurity Deals Revealed in 2 Weeks, Continuing Consolidation Trend Doug Olenick (DougOlenick) • March 22, 2021     This year’s brisk cybersecurity M&A activity is continuing, with five more deals announced in the last two weeks. See Also: Top 50 Security …

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REvil hackers demand $50M from Acer after threatening to leak data

Ransomware demand of $50M from Acer is the biggest ever. The biggest ransomware attack in history was observed on 18th March 2020 when cybercrime syndicate REvil demanded $50M from the PC manufacturer, Acer. The details were revealed when REvil hackers published on their dark web leak sites that negotiations between them and the Taiwan-based firm …

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Commonwealth agencies failing to comply with cyber security requirements

The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and the Attorney-General’s Department are not ‘cyber resilient’ and have overstated their implementation of the federal government’s mandatory strategies to mitigate cyber security incidents, an audit has found. Non-corporate commonwealth entities have been required to implement the Australian Signals Directorate’s (ASD) Top Four mitigation strategies since 2013, …

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British Army To Be Reduced By About 10,000 Soldiers As Part of Move Towards Robots, Drones, and Cyber Warfare

An anonymous reader quotes a report from the BBC: The size of the Army is to be reduced to 72,500 soldiers by 2025 as part of a move towards drones and cyber warfare. Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said “increased deployability and technological advantage” meant greater effect could be delivered by fewer people. He set out …

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Attackers Exploiting F5 Networks BIG-IP Server Vulnerability

3rd Party Risk Management , Breach Notification , Cybercrime Flaw in Network Traffic Security Management Platform Ranked as Highly Critical Akshaya Asokan (asokan_akshaya) • March 21, 2021     Attackers are exploiting a critical remote code vulnerability in F5 Networks’ BIG-IP platform, tracked as CVE-2021-22986, for which the company released patches on March 10. See …

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Centrify Research Reveals 90% of Cyberattacks on Cloud Environments Involve Compromised Privileged Credentials

Prevalence of breach attempts can be attributed to reliance on cloud as work-from-home era continues March 17, 2021― An overwhelming percentage (90%) of cyberattacks on cloud environments in the last 12 months involved compromised privileged credentials, according to new research from , a leading provider of modern privileged access management (PAM) solutions. The new study, …

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REvil ransomware targets Acer’s Microsoft Exchange Server: source – Security

The notorious REvil ransomware gang recently targeted a Microsoft Exchange server on Taiwanese PC giant Acer’s domain, according to Advanced Intelligence CEO Vitali Kremez. Advanced Intel’s Andariel cyber-intelligence platform detected that an affiliate of REvil attempted had to weaponize Microsoft Exchange, Kremez told CRN. Data collected by Andariel on March 5 shows that Acer’s Exchange …

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