The attackers behind the REvil ransomware are reportedly demanding an increased ransom from American food distribution firm Harvest/Sherwood Food Distributors after negotiations over the amount to be paid, through incident response company Coveware, went wrong.

Adelaide-based money manager MyBudget has been offline since 9 May due to technical issues, according to statements on the company's website.

Australian organisations hit by Windows ransomware appear to be less willing than their counterparts in other countries to give in to ransom demands, with only 12% forking out money to the attackers, in comparison to 27% of organisations globally.

Attackers have accessed at least one corporate server at Australian transport and logistics firm Toll Holdings, where data about past and present employees is stored, the company says, adding that details of commercial deals was also stored on this server.

The controversial American security firm CrowdStrike, which was called in to investigate the alleged Russian hack of DNC servers in 2016, had no proof that any emails from the system had been exfiltrated despite public assertions that this had occurred, according to the transcript of an interview released by the US Government a few days ago.

Tuesday, 12 May 2020 16:27

Amazon Kendra goes GA

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AWS has made its new Amazon Kendra search service generally available to customers.

Tuesday, 12 May 2020 15:41

WD recalls power supply

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Western Digital has recalled the power supply provided with certain My Passport Wireless Pro and SSD Hard Drive models.

Close on the heels of an unsuccessful attack on global technology supplier Pitney Bowes, the people behind the Maze ransomware, which infects Windows systems, have hit the Belgian firm HLB, which has a global network of independent advisory and accounting businesses in 130 countries.

VENDOR ANNOUNCEMENT: Spirit Telecom Limited (ASX:ST1) is a growth by acquisition story with the group taking advantage of opportunities where it can deliver custom designed cloud-based technology and Internet solutions for high growth markets such as schools, hospitals, aged care and medium sized businesses.

The Commonwealth Bank will provide itemised digital receipts through its app, following a deal with fintech provider Slyp. The receipts will be generated for card or digital wallet payments at participating retailers.

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