Stories by Hamish Barwick


NSW Police decline to comment on WikiLeaks FinFisher report

The New South Wales police has declined to comment on a WikiLeaks report that alleges the state police agency uses FinFisher malware for surveillance purposes.

Canberra Data Centres and Digital Realty sign hosting deal

Canberra Data Centres (CDC) has rented rack space at Digital Realty’s Tier III certified Sydney and Melbourne data centres to serve CDC’s government clients in these cities.

IT vendor partnership helps drive Aussie solar car team

When you’re racing a solar powered experiment on wheels across the Australian outback, the last thing you need is IT equipment failure.

WatchGuard Technologies hires new A/NZ country manager

David Higgins has been hired as WatchGuard Technologies’ new Australian and New Zealand country manager following the departure of Pat Devlin in July 2014.

Optus, SingTel make leadership changes

A restructure of the Optus and parent company Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel) will see changes to its leadership team, which includes Optus Australia country chief officer Paul O’Sullivan and SingTel Group Digital L!fe CEO Allen Lew moving into new roles.


NAB to customers: Delete SMS scam

National Australia Bank (NAB) is warning customers to delete an SMS message that claims unusual activity has been detected on their bank account.


More areas to get early access to 700MHz 4G services: Telstra

More Telstra 4G services using the 700MHz band will be switched on early ahead of the full release of the spectrum next year, the telco announced today.

St George Bank app lands on Samsung Gear 2 smartwatch

St George Bank customers who own a Samsung Gear 2 smartwatch will be able to glance at their device to check their money, following the launch of an Android app called MoneyMeter Gear 2.

Westpac Group opens $4m Sydney innovation centre

Westpac Group has unveiled an innovation centre dubbed The Hive in Kogarah, Sydney today to develop more services for its 10 million customers in Australia.

ABS seeks security software

The Australian Bureau of Statistics is seeking to keep its security systems up to date, approaching the market seeking antivirus, firewall and device/USB control software.

AARNet replaces eight-year old AARNet3 network

The Australian Academic and Research Network (AARNet) has rolled out AARNet4 across Australia to meet demands from university researchers who require 10 Gigabits per second Internet access.

DDoS reflection/amplification attacks disrupting ISP networks

Reflection/amplification distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks have now become so large that entire ISP networks are getting disrupted, says a networking security expert.


Coles responds to credit card app vulnerability reports

Coles has responded to reports that its MasterCard Android app fails to properly validate cryptographic security certificates by saying that the app has “never experienced a security vulnerability.”

ASG Group enters ASX trading halt

ASG Group (ASX: ASG) is in a trading halt as it prepares to announce a major contract win.

Department of Finance drafts cyber security clauses

The Australian Department of Finance is inviting feedback from the IT industry about draft cyber security clauses.