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Everything You Need to Know About Toyota's Cyber Attack

by Powernet - May 24, 2021

In a statement released on the 29th of March 2019, Toyota announced they had been hit by an attempted cyberattack, that potentially affected 3.1 million people. 

 

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TAGS: it security, cyber security, managed service provider, Data Security, Tech, IT support, IT Support Melbourne

Urgent Apple Software Update for iOS, macOS and watchOS

by Powernet - May 11, 2021

A critical vulnerability in Apple's iOS, macOS and watchOS software has been identified and patched in their latest security update. This is a severe security flaw, we urge all Apple users to check for and apply software patches immediately. 

 

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TAGS: it security, cyber security, Data Security

Happy World Password Day (and why you should care about it)

by Powernet - May 6, 2021

Every year the first Thursday in May is World Password Day, originally created by Intel Security in 2013, the purpose of this day is to promote better password habits, to have a regular day set to change your passwords. 

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TAGS: it security, cyber security, Data Security, IT support

What actually is a Firewall?

by Powernet - Apr 6, 2021

We often talk about firewalls in cyber security conversations - but what are they?

A firewall acts as a barrier between your network/computer and the internet. It helps to keep your systems and the data stored on them safe.

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TAGS: it security, cyber security, Data Security, IT support

Everything You Need to Know About Channel 9's Cyber Attack

by Powernet - Mar 29, 2021

In a Tweet posted on the 28 March 2021, 9News Australia announced that it was under attack by hackers. They were unsure if it was criminal sabotage or the work of a foreign nation - the source of the attack is still being investigated. 

 

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TAGS: it security, cyber security, managed service provider, Data Security, Tech, IT support, IT Support Melbourne

What is the Dark Web? [Infograph]

by Powernet - Mar 23, 2021

Have you ever heard of 'the dark web' and wondered what it was? In this post we will tell you what it is, why you need to know about it and how to protect your business from ending up on there. 

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TAGS: it security, cyber security, Data Security, Working from home, work from anywhere, IT support

Everything You Need to Know About The Recent Microsoft Hack

by Powernet - Mar 10, 2021

In a statement posted on the 2 March 2021, Microsoft shared information about a 'state-sponsored threat actor' that was identified by their Intelligence Centre (MSTIC), that they named 'Hafnium'.

 

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TAGS: it security, cyber security, managed service provider, Data Security, Tech, IT support, IT Support Melbourne

Everything You Need to Know About Oxfam Australia's Cyber Attack

by Powernet - Mar 9, 2021

In a statement posted on the 1 March 2021, Oxfam Australia announced that its supporters' information in one of its databases was unlawfully accessed by an external party on the 20th of January 2021.

 

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TAGS: it security, cyber security, managed service provider, Data Security, Tech, IT support, IT Support Melbourne

What are Cloud Services and Managed IT Services?

by Powernet - Dec 7, 2020

Cloud services and managed IT services are two buzz phrases that are commonly heard through the tech and business worlds. Here's what they mean

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TAGS: it security, cloud, Support services, hybrid cloud, managed service provider, private cloud, public cloud, Data Security, IT support

Facebook, Netflix, Gmail, TikTok - Secure Your Personal Accounts

by Powernet - Dec 1, 2020

With identify theft on the rise and cyber criminals becoming savvier every day, securing your personal accounts is more important now than ever. A study conducted by McAfee, revealed that 22% of internet users said that their online accounts have been hacked, at least once. The results of being hacked varies from being unable to access your accounts, to identity or financial theft.

 

Businesses today usually have cyber insurance to cover them in the event of a cyberattack, but as an individual, loosing thousands of dollars to a cyber criminal could have a significant impact on your life. 

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TAGS: it security, cyber security, two factor authentication, Data Security, Tech