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Ransomware mutating, IoT devices exploited for botnets

David Braue | July 4, 2016
IBM Australia's investment in an Australian cybersecurity centre of excellence is the latest in a series of industry commitments that have been attributed to the pro-investment climate.

The US tax authority had to disable a PIN-based electronic filing feature after it was the subject of repeated attacks, while Google CEO Sundar Pichai had his social-media account hacked. Also apparently hacked were 10 million US patient records, which were being offered for sale on the black market by a hacker for some $US820,000 ($A1.1m).

Also compromised was a database of terror suspects used by banks and other groups as a 'terrorism blacklist'.

Source: CSO Australia

 

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