Huge Australian health hack exposes sensitive data

One of the major suppliers to the Australian insurance industry, Medibank, was the target of a cyberattack on November 11, 2022. Extremely private information about patients was made public during the disastrous occurrence. On October 20, 2022, hackers launched their first attack against Medibank, successfully gaining access to the personal data of 9.7 million customers.... Continue Reading →


Ransomware is a type of malware that locks down files, data or systems, and threatens to erase or destroy the data - or make private or sensitive data to the public - unless a ransom is paid to the cybercriminals who launched the attack. Recent ransomware attacks have targeted state and local governments, which are easier... Continue Reading →


Cisco published a guide, made of 5 tips useful to prevent and combat one of the most powerful and dangerous cyber threats: Phishing.  The Cisco objective is to raise awareness and alert both people and companies in order to avoid possible attacks, helping to contrast the spread of vulnerabilities exploitable from attackers. Phishing attacks consist... Continue Reading →

The psychological consequences of cyberattacks: an IBM study

IBM says that ransomware attacks harm incident responders psychologically.  According to a survey conducted by IBM and Morning Consult, hundreds of cybersecurity incident responders indicated ransomware attacks have a significant impact on their mental health. Incident response indicates the activity of immediately identifying an attack lessens its effects, confines the damage, and addresses the root... Continue Reading →

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