The Privacy Commissioner has called for a review of Optus' security systems after three major data breaches affected the telco over several years, leaving as many as 400,000 customers vulnerable.
The ride-hailing service says it was the victim of a hack last May that could have exposed thousands of driver names and driver's license numbers.
Proposed legislation would establish a national standard for how companies respond to data breaches, with advocates on both sides of the issue supportive of the concept.
From Target to Home Depot to JPMorgan, this year was a bad one for massive security breaches. Expect more of the same next year.
A newly discovered program, dug out of the leaked Snowden documents, could even let the spy agency introduce vulnerabilities in the networks to help it listen in.
Experts say the reported heist of 1.2 billion account credentials is legit, but caution that for most people there's little they can do -- or should be worried about.
This year more than ever, retailers struggled with data breaches that exposed customer information including credit cards.
Hackers infiltrated the US government's healthcare portal, but did not steal any data uploaded by customers.
Hackers accessed celebrities' iCloud accounts through targeted attacks on usernames, passwords, and security questions -- something Apple says is "all too common on the Internet."
Australian G20 organisers have been left red-faced after it was revealed an email autofill error led to a leak of passport details for 31 world leaders, including Barack Obama, Vladimir Putin and more.