CEO of exam monitoring software Proctorio apologises for posting student’s chat logs on Reddit

Australian students who have raised privacy concerns describe the incident involving a Canadian student as ‘freakishly disrespectful’ The chief executive of an exam monitoring software firm that has raised privacy concerns in Australia has apologised for publicly posting a student’s chat logs during an argument on the website Reddit. Mike Olsen, who is the CEO […]

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EasyJet hacking attack: are you affected and what should you do?

The airline has said the personal information of 9 million customers has been compromised• EasyJet reveals cyber-attack exposed 9m customers’ details EasyJet revealed on Tuesday it had suffered a “highly sophisticated” cyber-attack. It comes at a time of heightened concern about a surge in online and phone scams linked to the coronavirus pandemic. Related: EasyJet […]

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EasyJet reveals cyber-attack exposed 9m customers’ details

Airline apologises after credit card details of about 2,200 passengers were stolen EasyJet has revealed that the personal information of 9 million customers was accessed in a “highly sophisticated” cyber-attack on the airline. The company on Tuesday disclosed that email addresses and travel details were accessed and said it will contact all of the customers […]

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Early access to superannuation paused as police freeze $120,000 in allegedly stolen funds

‘Sophisticated’ identity theft attack leads to Australian Tax Office stopping early super withdrawals until Monday Sign up for Guardian Australia’s daily coronavirus email Download the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications Allegations of identity theft involving 150 Australians have forced the government to pause the early release of superannuation, after police […]

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Government investigates data breach revealing details of 774,000 migrants

Guardian Australia on Sunday revealed SkillSelect app allowed users to see partial names of applicants for skilled visas The home affairs and employment departments are investigating a data breach revealing the personal details of 774,000 migrants and people aspiring to migrate to Australia, despite playing down the seriousness of the breach. On Sunday, Guardian Australia […]

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Email bungle at company seeking jobkeeper payments exposes staff’s personal details

Names, addresses and birthdates of more than 100 people shared in privacy breach The company responsible for delivering traffic reports on radio and TV stations across Australia accidentally sent out the dates of birth, names and home addresses of more than 100 current and former staff to potentially thousands of people as the company seeks […]

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‘Zoom is malware’: why experts worry about the video conferencing platform

The company has seen a 535% rise in daily traffic in the past month, but security researchers say the app is a ‘privacy disaster’ As coronavirus lockdowns have moved many in-person activities online, the use of video conferencing platform Zoom has quickly escalated. So, too, have concerns about its security. In the last month, there […]

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Why isn’t the government publishing more data about coronavirus deaths? | Jeni Tennison

Studying the past is futile in an unprecedented crisis. Science is the answer – and open-source information is paramount • Coronavirus – latest updates• See all our coronavirus coverage Wherever we look, there is a demand for data about Covid-19. We devour dashboards, graphs and visualisations. We want to know about the numbers of tests, […]

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