Doug Olenick

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25% of Australian companies hit by phishing attack this week

The phishing attacks against Australian energy customers grew yesterday with Mailguard reporting an enormous number of phishing attempts made centered on fake Origin Energy bills.

Mirai botnet army could have been larger and more destructive

The massive Mirai distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that took down Dyn DNS last fall knocking out dozens of high-profile websites could have been much worse if the malicious actors had done a bit more research.

Guilty as charged! UK man hacks US DoD communications system

A UK citizen has pleaded guilty on 15 June to hacking into a US Department of Defense (DoD) communications system three years ago

Phishing scams used by cyber-criminals to steal crypto-currencies

With the value of crypto-currencies like bitcoin continuing to climb, cyber-criminals are looking to expand the tricks they use to steal these virtual dollars.

WannaCry: A month later

With one month of hindsight, and a lot of research, under the industry's belt, analysts are still in the process of building a complete picture of the WannaCry ransomware attack that took the world by storm, but some points are firmed up.