Liam Tung

CSO Journalist

Liam Tung is a seasoned CSOonline.com tech reporter who's been covering cybersecurity, privacy, business, and legal issues that shape the tech industry in the US, Europe and Australia. Over the past decade, his work has frequently been distributed on influential tech news aggregator sites including Techmeme, Reddit, and Hacker News, the news-sharing site run by Silicon Valley accelerator, Y Combinator. Liam has worked with IDG Australia's CSOonline.com since 2011 and today remains one of its key contributors, offering news and insights into the latest ransomware threats from cybercriminals and government surveillance, as well as new initiatives from government cybersecurity agencies and global tech giants, including Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook, Oracle and the many companies and organizations that specialize in cybersecurity. He's always on the lookout for the latest information about vulnerabilities and cyberattacks that could compromise the integrity of your data.

Attacker reveals some of the data stolen from Henning Harders

Ransomware strikes Aussie freight firm Henning Harders

Ransomware strikes Aussie freight firm Henning Harders

Meanwhile, ransomware victim Toll Group has nearly completed its recovery from a 31 January attack.

Privacy watchdog sues Facebook over Cambridge Analytica scandal

Privacy watchdog sues Facebook over Cambridge Analytica scandal

The OAIC claims “serious and/or repeated” interference with over 300,000 Australians whose privacy was affected.

Citrix security flaw took down a Defence Force personnel database

Citrix security flaw took down a Defence Force personnel database

The Defence Force Recruiting Network (DFRN) electronic records system was taken offline for 10 days until it could be patched and judged safe

Aussie Troy Hunt drops Have I Been Pwned sale

Aussie Troy Hunt drops Have I Been Pwned sale

The Have I Been Pwned data breach alert service will remain independent

Ransomware: Toll deliveries recover but wool industry gets snagged

Ransomware: Toll deliveries recover but wool industry gets snagged

The latest ransomware attack delays wool trading in Australia and New Zealand, while logistics provider Toll partially recovers from a January attack

ASD warning: DDoS extortion attacks threaten Aussie banks

ASD warning: DDoS extortion attacks threaten Aussie banks

The attack claims so far seem empty, but the threats mirror actual attacks that have been carried out elsewhere

ASIO head: Oz anti-encryption law swiftly used, didn’t break internet

ASIO head: Oz anti-encryption law swiftly used, didn’t break internet

Mike Burgess, chief of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO), has once again defended Australia’s new encryption laws as lawmakers seek new rules for judicial oversight.     In his first threat assessment...

Microsoft Threat Protection: an Israeli-built AI bundle of Redmond's security services

Microsoft Threat Protection: an Israeli-built AI bundle of Redmond's security services

Microsoft has announced general availability of Microsoft Threat Protection — a bundle of existing cybersecurity services but with a twist of intelligence from the company’s investments in Israeli startups to create its R&D...

Cisco’s high-security Smart Software Manager has a critical flaw

Cisco’s high-security Smart Software Manager has a critical flaw

Cisco has disclosed a critical flaw in a product called Cisco Smart Software Manager (SSM) On-Prem, a special version of its SSM software licensing management product aimed at organizations with organizations high security...

Unsigned firmware exposes millions of Lenovo, Dell and HP PCs to attacks

Unsigned firmware exposes millions of Lenovo, Dell and HP PCs to attacks

Security researchers have found multiple PC and laptop components that don’t require cryptographically signed updates are putting millions of Linux and Windows machines to attacks.   

Australia FBI’s fifth largest source of cybercrime reports in 2019

Australia FBI’s fifth largest source of cybercrime reports in 2019

Cybercrime victims in Australia were behind the fifth largest number of complaints to the US Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) in 2019.

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