Indian outsourcing giant Infosys has been accused of fudging its financials and taking measures to make profits appear larger than what they actually are, according to whistleblowers at the Bangalore-headquartered outfit.

Virtual private network provider NordVPN has suffered an embarrassment, with one of the data centres in Finland it was using having been infiltrated in March 2018 through what it said was "an insecure remote management system".

Security firm Avast has revealed that its internal network was breached through the use of a compromised VPN profile, with the target being CCleaner, a popular application that allows Windows users to perform routine maintenance on their systems and has been downloaded more than two billion times.

The breach of the Australian Parliament network, announced in February, was the country's first national cyber crisis, according to the annual report of the Australian Signals Directorate for 2018-19 which was released recently.

The head of the cyber security firm Dragos has played down reports of a cyber attack being behind a fire at the Abadan Oil Refinery in Iran, which were published by Reuters on Sunday.

Global analytics software provider, SAS, has been in campaign management and customer experience for over 15 years. It has now brought the SaaS edition to Australia and New Zealand offering fast access to comprehensive insights within 24 hours from signing up.

The Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) has certified Samsung's Galaxy S9 and S9+ smartphones in Australia with "protected-level" status, this meeting the Australian Government’s stringent security standards.

Machine data aggregator and analytics software company Splunk has announced a $US150m fund to invest in data startups.

More than half of the Australians and New Zealanders who participated in a survey about artificial intelligence have indicated they trust a robot more than their manager, while half say they have sought advice from a mechanical being rather than their manager.

Windows ransomware has become a major problem for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), a survey by Datto, a company that provides IT solutions for managed service providers (MSPs), shows, with 91% of MSPs in Australia and New Zealand reporting attacks on SMBs in the last two years.

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