Internet

Seeing is believing? Global scramble to tackle deepfakes

Chatbots spouting falsehoods, face-swapping apps crafting porn videos and cloned voices defrauding companies of millions—the scramble is on to rein in AI deepfakes that have become a misinformation super spreader.

Security

US infiltrates big ransomware gang: 'We hacked the hackers'

The FBI and international partners have at least temporarily disrupted the network of a prolific ransomware gang they infiltrated last year, saving victims including hospitals and school districts a potential $130 million ...

Security

Repeat hacks highlight Australia's cyber flaws

Inadequate privacy safeguards and the stockpiling of sensitive customer information have made Australia a lucrative target in the eyes of foreign hackers, cybersecurity experts told AFP following a series of major data breaches.

Security

Health system discloses breach tied to online data tracker

Personal health information of up to 3 million patients in Illinois and Wisconsin may have been exposed to outside companies through tracking technology used on a large hospital system's electronic health records website.

Internet

Australia updates law to protect data after Optus hack

The Australian government announced changes Thursday to its telecommunications law to protect vulnerable customers after personal details were stolen in a major cyberattack on the nation's second-largest wireless carrier.

Security

Australian police make first arrest in Optus hack probe

A police investigation of a cyberattack on an Australian telecommunications company in which the personal data of more than one third of Australia's population was stolen has resulted in its first arrest, investigators said ...

Security

Australia flags tough new data protection laws this year

Australia could have tough new data protection laws in place this year in an urgent response to a cyberattack that stole from a telecommunications company the personal data of 9.8 million customers, the attorney-general said ...

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