Australian logistics and transport firm Toll Group says that a ransomware group that attacked the company recently has accessed files on a corporate server that included employees' information such as names, residential addresses, age or date of birth and payroll information.

The ransomware that hit Australian money management firm MyBudget appears to be Mespinoza/Pysa, with the people behind the incident warning that documents from the company would soon be put up on its website, security sources have told iTWire.

The COVID-19 pandemic is slowing the licensing of software products, with application software companies facing a tough 2020, according to global analyst firm GlobalData.

GUEST OPINION by Rohan Langdon ANZ regional director Forescout: As organisations have had to support remote workforces during the COVID-19 restrictions set by the government, many of them have had to act fast to deliver digital capabilities to their remote workers. Unfortunately, this rapid organisational shift has also increased the risk of bad actors accessing corporate networks.  

Australian customer experience firm Stellar, that also operates across Asia, North America and Africa, appears to have taken a hit from a group of attackers using the NetWalker ransomware that works on Windows systems.

Security firm Sophos says it has found Windows ransomware using a virtual machine on a victim's machine to attack that same machine, with a 49kb ransomware executable generated from an attack payload of 122MB with a 282MB virtual image inside.

Australian money management firm MyBudget has finally managed to resurrect its client Web portal after an outage that lasted from 9 May to 22 May.

Singtel Optus has launched a Webex Contact Centre in collaboration with network provider Cisco, providing its business customers with a cloud-based contact centre solution.

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