Stories by Hamish Barwick

What lessons should be learned from the Distribute.IT meltdown?

As Distribute.IT's server compromise and subsequent acquisition by Netregistry Group this week has shown, companies who are the subject of a hack attack can be taken out of business permanently. The scale of the Distribute.IT disaster raises issues both for customers who use hosting providers to store sensitive business information and for the providers themselves.

Hamish Barwick | 24 Jun | Read more

ATO scams do the rounds

It's almost the end of financial year, and the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has warned companies and consumers to beware of phishing emails and telemarketing calls.

Hamish Barwick | 21 Jun | Read more

UNSW denies LulzSec breach claim

A University of New South Wales (UNSW) email address was included in hacker group LulzSec's harvested email list, which also included addresses from a number of other educational institutions and local government bodies, but the university has reported its network is uncompromised.

Hamish Barwick | 17 Jun | Read more