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Most Australian organizations faced some form of cyberattack during the 2015-2016 fiscal year, with 86 percent saying their confidentiality, integrity and network availability were mainly targeted, according to ACSC’s inaugural Cyber Security Survey.

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Mirai — a notorious malware that’s been enslaving IoT devices — has competition.
A rival piece of programming has been infecting some of the same easy-to-hack internet-of-things products, with a resiliency that surpasses Mirai, according to security researchers.

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Apple iPhone and iPad users usually believe they are safe. There’s no malware for iOS, they say. Apple does little to discourage the impression — the “fruit company” doesn’t even allow antivirus solutions in its App Store, because, you know, allegedly they’re not needed. The keyword here is allegedly.

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Hackers have started adding data-wiping routines to malware that’s designed to infect internet-of-things and other embedded devices. Two attacks observed recently displayed this behavior but likely for different purposes.
Researchers from Palo Alto Networks found a new malware program dubbed Amnesia that infects digital video recorders through a year-old vulnerability.

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