Malicious attackers claim to have staged an attack on the website of Cooke County in Texas using the REvil ransomware and have posted screenshots of what they claim are documents and data from the county's police department on the dark web.

Cyber criminals who attacked Australian logistics and transport provider Toll Group in May have now released a third batch of documents which they exfiltrated from the company's website during the attack.

The Federal Government has warned that the telecommunications regulator ACMA is actively undertaking compliance checks to ensure mobile providers are complying with new measures and standards designed to protect Australians from fraud and identity theft, including mobile porting scams.

The head of an Australian cloud company says the new arrangement for awarding contracts for hosting of top-secret government data have advantages over the older one where there was a fixed list of companies certified by the Australian Signals Directorate who could cast their hat in the ring and tout for business.

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Community Linux distribution openSUSE Leap has released version 15.2, which includes a number of artificial intelligence and machine learning packages, security updates, bug fixes, network enhancements, and many new features.

Threat researchers from the San Francisco-based security firm Lookout say they have discovered four Android surveillance tools that have been used to target the ethnic Uighur population in China for many years.

Medfin, a subsidiary of the National Australia Bank that works with healthcare professionals, was hit by an attempted cyber attack on 14 June, the company's chief executive Paul Freeman says.

Chicago-based security firm Trustwave's findings on a new Windows malware family christened GoldenSpy, that it recently said was being embedded in tax payment software that a Chinese bank requires companies to install to do business with it in China, appears to have had a positive effect.

Cyber criminals appear to have used two different Windows ransomware packages — DoppelPaymer and NetWalker — to attack the City of Knoxville in Tennessee and Trinity Metro, a regional transportation authority of the state of Texas, respectively, and, in a familiar ploy, released screenshots of documents stolen from the two organisations.

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