November 15, 2022 12:07 pm Published by

Recent cyber breaches have shone a spotlight on the importance of data security. From the Optus breach, to the MyDeal one, and to the most recent Medibank hack, it’s emphasised now more than ever that any firm privy to client data should take their data custodian duty seriously. In light of these cyber events, the […]

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November 8, 2022 8:57 am Published by

There was a 150% year-on-year increase in Business Email Compromise (BEC) attacks from 2021 to 2022, according to a report by Abnormal Intelligence. Business Email Compromise, or BEC attacks, are sophisticated scams that target businesses and individuals through social engineering or phishing emails. They are extremely convincing, sometimes even meaning that hackers have gained access to your email systems. […]

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November 3, 2022 8:55 am Published by

An update on a big breach in Australia has come on the heels of news of other breaches (see: Optus breach and Woolworths breach). Medibank Private Ltd, Australia’s biggest health insurer, has announced that a cyber hack compromised the data of all of its customers. Nearly 4 million customers had their data compromised, meaning all […]

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October 24, 2022 8:55 am Published by

Following the Optus breach, retail giant Woolworths have suffered a data breach in one of its subsidiaries. Woolworths says 2.2 million MyDeal customers’ details were exposed in a data breach. MyDeal is an online retail marketplace and is a subsidiary of the Woolworths Group. How did the breach happen? According to the company, a compromised […]

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October 10, 2022 4:43 pm Published by

The Optus breach has been all over the news, social media, your inbox. But what does this breach mean for accountants like yourself? More than 2 million people have had their data leaked in the recent breach. Let’s take a look at what the data leaked was: Government identification numbers Email addresses Date of birth […]

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