VPN service provider NordVPN says it has recorded 165% growth in users of its NordVPN Teams solution due to more and more people working from home during the coronavirus outbreak.

A company that creates and sells software known as MonitorMinor has denied that the product falls into the category of stalkerware — which is used to track people — and only meant for use by parents who want to keep their children safe.

Security firm Emsisoft has partnered with incident response company Coveware to offer free assistance to critical care hospitals and other healthcare providers who are on the front lines of tackling the coronavirus pandemic and suffer a Windows ransomware attack.

Australian freight forwarding and logistics firm Henning Harders has been hit by Windows ransomware, with the company saying that customer data may have been accessed, but that there was no evidence to show such data had been misused.

There’s a data literacy gap in Australia and businesses’ failure to put employees at heart of data strategy is costing the country $13.8 billion in lost productivity, according to a new report.

More than three-quarters of the Windows ransomware cases across the 2017 to 2019 period studied by Mandiant Intelligence, a division of security firm FireEye, occurred after working hours.

As more and more Australian businesses ask their employees to work from home due to the cononavirus outbreak, local network solutions provider Vocus has announced a deal with video communications outfit Zoom to sell a video-first unified communications platform.

A Brazilian software engineering student has won the Free Software Foundation's Award for Outstanding New Free Software Contribution, a first-time prize offered by the FSF at its annual awards presentation which was held online on 14 March as part of the annual LibrePlanet conference.

Three developers — two male, one female — have thrown their hats into the ring for the post of Debian project leader for 2020-21, with the poll set to be held online from 5 April to 18 April.

There has been a significant spike in reports about a new scam in Australia involving suspicious emails or SMS claiming to be from online gambling websites offering credit or in-game bonuses.

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