Stories by Hamish Barwick


Data#3 reports revenue drop, profit rise

ASX-listed system integrator Data#3 (ASX:DTL) has reported a 5 per cent revenue slide to $771 million for the financial year (FY) ended 30 June 2013. This compared to revenues of $811.3 million in FY 2012.

CBA warns customers of phone scam

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) is warning customers to hang up on scammers, pretending to be from the bank, who claim the customer's computer has been hacked.

Qantas email scam takes flight

Qantas has warned customers to be wary of a fake e-ticket itinerary and receipt email currently circulating.

Amcom acquires data centre provider aCure Technology

Amcom Telecommunications (ASX:AMM) has signed an agreement to acquire Perth data centre provider aCure Technology for $14.3 million.

Profile IT: SAI Global APAC general manager IT, Peter Macarthur-King

A self-professed Windows 8 fan, SAI Global's APAC general manager of IT Peter Macarthur-King loves using his Windows 8 phone.

SAI Global finds value in ditching tape backups

SAI Global (ASX:SAI) has improved disaster recovery and simplified backups since the introduction of data de-duplication technology at the end of last year.

Spam classifier uses game theory to predict attacks

Researchers from Capital Markets Cooperative Research Centre (CMCRC) have developed a spam classifier which uses a model based on repetitive game theory.

Ashes cricket scam targets Australians

Cricket fans in Australia are being warned not to reply to an email which claims they have won money in the 2013 Ashes series.

ING Direct Australia develops new mobile app following complaints

Complaints about its mobile banking app led ING Direct Australia to develop a new version which offered improved features with good security.

Website privacy policies need overhaul: experts

Regulation may be the only way to improve website privacy policies according to former Australian Privacy Commissioner, Malcolm Crompton.

Cyber security economics like a Ponzi scheme: Gartner

A Gartner security analyst is urging enterprises to ignore the hype around cyber security spending and look at areas of their business that need protection.

WA radio astronomy research receives $26m funding boost

The Western Australian government has announced $26 million in funding over the next five years for the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) in Perth.

Collaboration vital for data centre providers: IDC

Strategic partnerships between data centre providers will become more commonplace as companies look to expand services, according to the findings of a report from IDC Australia.

Perisher Resort stops spambot avalanche

After being subjected to an automated spambot email attack which lasted one week, IT staff at Perisher Resort decided to look for a new security solution.

Police warn of ATM skimmers in NSW

The New South Wales Police Force is warning people to be vigilant with their credit and debit cards after reports that a card skimming gang is targeting automatic teller machines (ATMs) in NSW.