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'Crypto-ransomware' scam email brings down ABC News 24

A scam email was enough to bring down Australia's national broadcaster, with ABC News 24's Sydney studios being compromised by a "crypto-ransomware attack".

By 8 October 2014

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Ashley Madison data dumped and Apple picks its headliners in CNET UK Podcast 446

Hackers have leaked customer information purloined from Ashley Madison, the dating site for married folks, but can it be trusted? Plus loads more from the UK's best tech podcast.

By 22 August 2015

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Doh! Teens sold iPhones that were Play-Doh bricks, police say

Technically Incorrect: In the latest attempt at fooling the unsuspecting and gullible, three Detroit area teens allegedly talk a MetroPCS store into buying fake iPhones.

By 29 July 2015

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Telstra warns of four-fold increase in imposter phone scams

​Telstra says it has seen a huge increase in telephone scams involving imposter employees tricking customers into disclosing their information.

By 19 August 2014

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Australia Post scam email linked to Russian phishing site

A scam email, linked to a Russian phishing site, has been warning Australia Post customers that they need to pay to retrieve an uncollected parcel.

By 6 August 2014

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Australia's dark year for digital liberty

Data retention, site blocking and three-strikes laws highlight 12 transformative months for online freedom in Australia. We reflect on the year's key moments in the words of the major players involved.

By 25 June 2015

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Website blocks fall into place as draft bill gets opposition support

Site-blocking laws are one step closer in Australia after a joint Parliamentary committee recommended Government pass the legislation -- though not without amendments (and dissent from the Greens).

By 11 June 2015

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Doctors could grow tiny versions of human brains

Scientists from Stanford University figure out a way to make "human cortical spheroids," little balls of brain cells that could offer insights into the complexities of our actual gray matter.

By 3 June 2015

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Microsoft's Windows app stores still 'cesspool' of copyright infringement

The software maker is struggling to make sure its online stores are clean, well-lighted places for apps, even as it readies the update to its Windows operating system.

By 23 May 2015

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Australians take the bait as online phishing scams increase

More Australians are getting scammed and they're losing almost $90 million a year to swindlers, with the number of people hit by phishing and identity theft cons almost doubling in a single year.

By 16 June 2014