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Canberra to create cyber and IP taskforce to protect unis from foreign interference

Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto The Australian government has said it will establish a University Foreign Interference Taskforce made up of people from universities, national security agencies, and the federal Department of Education. The taskforce will initially be tasked with creating guidelines to protect against foreign interference. Minister for Education Dan Tehan ...

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Capital One hacker denied release, will remain in jail

How big is the Capital One breach? 100 million Americans and 6 million Canadians caught up in breach. In a hearing held earlier today, a Seattle judge decided to keep Paige Thompson, the suspect arrested on accusations of hacking Capital One, under custody until her trial. The judge ruled that ...

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700,000 Choice Hotels records leaked in data breach, ransom demanded

Five million Bulgarians get their data hacked (the country only has 7 million!) Source of the data breach appears to be the country’s National Revenue Agency. 700,000 records belonging to Choice Hotels have reportedly been stolen with hackers demanding payment for their return.  Comparitech, in collaboration with security researcher Bob ...

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