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Cybersecurity – Kaseya ransomware attack: 1,500 companies affected, company confirms (Liam Tung, ZD Net)

Enterprise tech firm Kaseya has confirmed that around than 1,500 businesses were impacted as a result of an attack on its remote device management software, which was used to spread ransomware.

Kaseya ransomware attack: 1,500 companies affected, company confirms | ZDNet

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TechInnovation/Australia – Reserve Bank sees no ‘policy case’ for digital Aussie dollar just yet (Asha Barbaschow, ZD Net)

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA), alongside its Council of Financial Regulators partners — RBA, Treasury, the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission — has been looking into a potential central bank digital currency (CBDC).

Reserve Bank sees no ‘policy case’ for digital Aussie dollar just yet | ZDNet

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Cybersecurity – Website of Mongolian certificate authority served backdoored client installer (Charlie Osborne, ZD Net)

The official website of a Mongolian certification authority (CA) was harboring malware and facilitated downloads of a backdoored client to users.

Website of Mongolian certificate authority served backdoored client installer | ZDNet

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TechInnovation – Windows 11 upgrades: Why security is going to be the key driver (Liam Tung, ZD Net)

Microsoft unveiled Windows 11 last week and has now shared the first few features and UI changes with testers in the Windows Insider program.

Windows 11 upgrades: Why security is going to be the key driver | ZDNet

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TechInnovation/Australia – Aussie cryptocurrency industry unanimously calls for fit-for-purpose regulation (Asha Barbaschow, ZD Net)

When the government puts a call out for submissions on the future of finance in Australia, mentioning the words “cryptocurrency” and “blockchain” in its terms of reference, it should come as no surprise the responses include plans on how to profit from mining bitcoin and testimony that crypto is not just a Ponzi scheme.

Aussie cryptocurrency industry unanimously calls for fit-for-purpose regulation | ZDNet

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Hong Kong – Tech giants warn changes to Hong Kong privacy laws may see them exit the market (Campbell Kwan, ZD Net)

An Asian industry group that includes Apple, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, and Twitter has warned that tech companies could stop offering their services in Hong Kong if it continued ahead with plans to change privacy and doxxing laws.

Tech giants warn changes to Hong Kong privacy laws may see them exit the market | ZDNet

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Space/Australia – Australian space manufacturers receive AU$1.3b backing from Canberra (Aimee Chanthadavong, ZD Net)

The Australian government has announced it is helping local space manufacturers expand their supply chains globally through its AU$1.3 billion Modern Manufacturing Initiative (MMI).

Australian space manufacturers receive AU$1.3b backing from Canberra | ZDNet

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Cybersecurity/Japan – Japan to bolster national cybersecurity defence with 800 new hires: Report (Aimee Chanthadavong, ZD Net)

Japan’s Ministry of Defense has announced plans to bolster its cybersecurity unit by bringing on additional personnel to help defend against increasingly sophisticated attacks.

Japan to bolster national cybersecurity defence with 800 new hires: Report | ZDNet

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TechInnovation/Australia – Victorian trial reveals lidar sensors can alert road users of upcoming hazards (Aimee Chanthadavong, ZD Net)

A six-month trial that used lidar sensors at a busy intersection in Victoria has shown the technology has the potential to warn road users in real time about upcoming hazards.

Victorian trial reveals lidar sensors can alert road users of upcoming hazards | ZDNet

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