Coding error in forgotten API blamed for massive data breach

June 21, 2024 at 01:44AM Australian telco Optus suffered a data breach due to a coding error in its API access controls, exposing over nine million customers’ personal information. The breach went undetected for years, allowing an attacker to bypass access controls and retrieve customer data. Regulatory authority ACMA is pursuing Optus with civil penalties. … Read more

Australia declares ‘nationally significant cyber incident’ after port attack

November 12, 2023 at 07:50PM Australia’s National Cyber Security Coordinator has labeled an attack on DP World, a logistics company, as a “nationally significant cyber incident.” The attack caused DP World’s technology infrastructure at four Australian ports to go offline, resulting in the closure of the facilities. DP World handles 40 percent of the containers … Read more