Security breach at Victorian school highlights importance of Cyber-Education
A reported breach at Strathmore high school, in late August highlights the importance of Cyber-Education for all parties. The school, located in Melbourne's northwest, has reported across all forms of media on a significant data breach. It appears that the breach, caused by human error has led to the exposure of sensitive health records relating to the students attending the school. The Education Minister and Department of Education's Risk and IT teams, have assisted the school with this issue in ensuring all staff understand privacy and IT issues moving forward.
Another Android Malware Vector
Security researchers have uncovered a new, powerful, Android Malware framework that is being used by cybercriminals to turn legitimate apps into spyware with extensive surveillance capabilities. As per other similar products, this re-packages existing applications and adds functionality around data access, camera and microphone control. Also remaining consistent with the theme, the compromised apps were found on a 3rd party app-store. The standard recommendation remains in place around ensuring apps are only obtained from trusted parties (Apple Store, Google Play etc.) and that access to your data and control of the device is minimised.
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