A company that used its engineering expertise to develop a ventilator in a month because it was needed in New York has fallen victim to a ransomware attack, with cyber criminals using the Windows DoppelPaymer ransomware to attack the company's infrastructure.

Macquarie Telecom Group has called on the Australian Government to act on its new cyber security strategy immediately, saying that the strategy “crucially paves the way” for the creation of sovereign jobs and skills development in Australia “when it’s needed most”.

The Australian Government is investing $1.67 billion in its 2020 cyber security strategy which it says will protect and strengthen the security and resilience of Australia’s critical infrastructure, and ensure law enforcement agencies have the powers and technical capabilities to detect, target, investigate and disrupt cyber crime – including on the dark Web.

Cyber criminals have used the Windows Clop ransomware to attack the German NETZSCH Group, an owner-managed, international technology company, which has its headquarters in the state of Bavaria.

Japanese multinational optical and imaging products vendor Canon appears to have become the victim of an attack by a gang using the Windows Maze ransomware.

VENDOR PROMOTION: The increased use of personal phones for work and the growth of mobile malware create a risk to organisations, says network monitoring provider Gigamon.

Telstra is selling its data centre complex in the outer-Melbourne suburb of Clayton for $416.7 million to industrial property investment company Centuria Industrial REIT.

The new kid on the Windows ransomware block, WastedLocker, may be causing foreheads to wrinkle over at companies that fear attacks from this genre of malware, but it has given security firms, like global operator Sophos and Russian company Kaspersky, plenty of meat for its researchers to sink their teeth into.

Open-source file syncing and sharing software company Nextcloud has added a new app: Forms.

The well-known American company Xerox appears to have taken a hit from a gang of cyber criminals who have used the Maze ransomware, that attacks only Windows systems, to steal data from the firm which they have then posted on the dark Web site of the group that owns the ransomware.

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