GUEST CONTRIBUTION: Australia’s pioneer cyber emergency response team, AusCERT, recently took the lead role in coordinating the annual drill for the Asia Pacific Computer Emergency Response Team.

The world's third largest cruise line, Norwegian Cruise Line, has suffered a data breach, the British security firm DynaRisk says, adding that the email addresses and passwords of nearly 27,000 travel agents had been exposed as a result.

The group behind a Windows ransomware attack on Australian freight forwarding and logistics firm Henning Harders has started publishing data from the company which was stolen during the attack, security sources have told iTWire.

SaaS provider Zoho is offering to waive charges to thousands of its its small business customers for three months to help them through the COVID-19 crisis.

The world's largest software collaboration platform, GitHub, has released native iOS and Android apps to help developers stay in touch with teams, triage issues and merge code from anywhere at any time.

The British fintech firm Finastra appears to have been hit by a Windows ransomware attack, with the company saying it had noticed "potential anomalous activity" on its systems on 20 March.

A data breach monitoring and prevention service based in Israel says it has found a threat actor who is claiming to offer access to the Royal British Legion, a charity providing financial, social and emotional services to its members and UK armed forces veterans, for the relatively small sum of US$5000.

Pegasystems has launched of a free app to help its clients track the spread of COVID-19 among employees and help maintain business continuity.

China's cloud infrastructure services market grew 66.9% in the final quarter of 2019 as total expenditure reached US$3.3 billion, the tech analyst firm Canalys said, adding that the country represented 10.8% of the global total, making it the second largest market. Cloud services were extremely useful in fighting the coronavirus outbreak.

Security firm RiskIQ says it has tried several times to contact blender manufacturer NutriBullet to inform the latter of a JavaScript skimmer that was noticed on its international website on 20 February — an attack that has been identified as being carried out by one of the Magecart groups, in this case Group 8 — but has not heard back from the blender manufacturer.

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