Ageing infrastructure, poor security practices and unwillingness to change have always held back cybersecurity in the energy sector, but the dangers are growing far too large to ignore.
ASIC and Reserve Bank of NZ become the latest targets of the Accellion hack, Emotet gets disrupted by a global police operation, massive data leak exposes information scraped from more than 2 million Australian social media accounts, and hackers use fake collaboration apps to steal data from remote workers.
A lot has happened in 2020, and we’ve all had to adapt as best we can to entirely new ways of both living and working. Let’s take a look back at the defining cybersecurity trends of the year.
Johnson & Johnson’s CISO says healthcare organisations are seeing cyberattacks every minute of every single day, Australia’s largest cryptocurrency exchange accidentally leaks data, and hackers put access to 100s of C-suite email accounts up for sale.
Discovering vulnerabilities is par for the course for any digital organisation, but what sets them apart is how gracefully they handle its disclosure.
Aussie Netflix users are being targeted by a new phishing scam, Microsoft suspects Russian and North Korean hackers are behind cyberattacks on COVID-19 vaccine researchers, dodgy video call invite forces Aussie hedge fund out of business, and the City of Port Phillip accidentally leaks personal details on the data.gov.au website.
Since the pandemic, cyberattacks have grown more sophisticated and more focused on high-value targets, and companies making the transition to digital ways of working are especially vulnerable.