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Clearview AI

Australian Privacy Regulator Slams Clearview AI for Breaching Users’ Privacy

Australia's privacy watchdog, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC), stated that Clearview AI had violated privacy laws by harvesting users’ sensitive information...
blockchain-based social media, Parental Consent for Minors, Iranian Facebook accounts

Australia Proposes Bill on Parental Consent for Minors on Social Media

The Australian government has proposed the Privacy Legislation Amendment (Enhancing Online Privacy and Other Measures) Bill 2021 to safeguard Australians against various data threats...
Cryptocurrency scams in Australia

Australia Unveils Ransomware Action Plan to Combat Cyberattacks

With rising state-sponsored ransomware operators and attacks becoming widespread, the Australian government has announced a Ransomware Action Plan to tackle the rising cyberthreats. The...
Cryptocurrency scams in Australia

Australians Lose Over $70 Mn to Cryptocurrency Scams

The government of Australia is urging civilians and organizations to be vigilant about online scams that are reported more often in the country. So...
Trilateral Security Partnership

Australia, U.K., and U.S. Come Together in a Trilateral Security Partnership

While the cyberthreat landscape is crossing boundaries, multiple nations are coming together to safeguard the cybersecurity landscape. Australia, the U.K., and the U.S. recently...
Surveillance Legislation (Identify and Disrupt) Amendment Bill

Australia Passes Surveillance Legislation (Identify and Disrupt) Amendment Bill 2020

Australia is constantly trying to boost its cybersecurity capabilities to mitigate rising threats of remote access scams and identity thefts. The government recently passed...
Ransomware attacks, LockBit Ransomware

After Phishing and Identity Thefts, LockBit 2.0 Operations Rise in Australia

Australians have become a target for different kinds of cyberattacks lately. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) reported an 84% surge in identity theft...
Remote Access Scams

ACCC Warns About Rising Remote Access Scams in Australia

While the government of Australia is constantly trying to boost cybersecurity, a recent analysis divulged the rising threat of remote access scams in the...
Cryptocurrency scams in Australia

New Bill Mandates Australian Organizations to Notify Before Paying Ransom

Ransomware attacks are not a common security incident anymore. Several countries are severely concerned about the rising sophistication of ransomware attacks. Some governments even...
Cryptocurrency scams in Australia

Identity Theft Scams in Australia Increased by 84% in 2020: ACCC Report

Amid evolving cybersecurity threats during the pandemic and the fear of compliance audit failure, a research released in October 2020 by cybersecurity firm Thycotic...