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Botnet of 100,000 routers could unleash cyberattack at any moment

A botnet of 100,000 home broadband routers is lying dormant and could be activated at any time, according to a security researcher. A new strain of the virulent IoT malware Mirai is being used to amass devices, perhaps in preparation for a major attack.

Op-Ed: Your online political heroes are bots, not people

It’s well known, and admitted by Trump, that social media is the media that wins elections and influences opinions. The irony is that these influencers aren’t even people. They’re bots, and their opinions are software.

Op-Ed: Ransomware targeting businesses, Skype users

Sydney - Ransomware is malware which locks users out of their computers and encrypts their data. The users are told to pay money to unlock their machines. Australian businesses are being targeted by this malware, which is also being reported on Skype.

Op-Ed: Australia’s proposed Internet tracking laws won’t work

Sydney - The proposal to store the data of all Australian users for 2 years has drawn a storm of outrage. Now it’s starting to look like it can’t even do the job it’s supposed to do. There are some serious weaknesses from the point of view of law enforcement

Op-Ed: 4,800 Australian sites ‘evaporated’ even the backups

Sydney - In a truly gruesome hacker attack on a domain registrar, 4,800 sites in Australia were literally wiped out. This represents a new dimension in cybercrime. The attack has also made it very hard to determine what personal information was also taken.

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