Stories by Liam Tung

Aussie businesses would snub free security audits

Despite the current focus on security stemming from the massive data breaches that resulted from hackers exploiting low- and high-level system vulnerabilities, few businesses in the UK and Australia are interested in auditing systems -- even when they're free.

Liam Tung | 08 Jul | Read more

Rustock botnet was busy in Australia

While Microsoft observed a larger than 60 per cent fall in the number of Asian and Europen IP addresses contacting its Rustock sinkhole, the number for Australia dropped between 30 to 40 per cent, according to Microsoft’s Malware Protection Center figures. Australian reductions were similar to figures recorded for the US.

Liam Tung | 06 Jul | Read more

Young cryptographer ends own life

“Just got off the phone with the embassy. Having to talk to a consul about my husband's suicide is the worst conversation I've ever had,” Sassaman’s wife, Meredith Patterson confirmed on Twitter Sunday evening.

Liam Tung | 04 Jul | Read more

UK health walloped for sick security culture

The UK’s Information Commissioner has ordered the National Health Service to tighten its grip on security, fearing that data protection is a “systemic problem” for its organisations. Five health NHS organisations have signed recent data security undertakings in response to potential privacy breaches this year caused by staff losing patient records, faxing medical reports to the wrong number, and losing laptops.

Liam Tung | 04 Jul | Read more

DDoS attacks bolster cloud website optimiser

Enterprise product in the making and ‘loved’ by disbanded hacker group LulzSec. The constant and very real threat of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks aimed at headline grabbing “hacker” groups, such as Lulz Security and Anonymous, have helped one tech start-up pick up new business.

Liam Tung | 28 Jun | Read more

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