Minister for Defence, Marise Payne, says there was no significant exploitation from Russian hackers, who tapped into an estimated 400 Australian business’ networks last year. The US and UK were also affected.
Financial firms and their customers stand to gain significant benefits from Australia’s planned open banking ecosystem. However, before those benefits can be realised, there are key security issues that need to be resolved.
Troy Hunt has collected a trove of 4.8 billion stolen identity records pulled from the darkest corners of the internet — but he isn’t a hacker.
Working barefoot and in beachwear from his home office on Australia’s Gold Coast, the amiable security researcher set up his irreverent website, “Have I Been Pwned?” in 2013. Millions of people have since used the free service to see if hackers have liberated their personal details from unwary companies and posted them online.