Stories by Siobhan Chapman

Rogue trader exploits IT knowledge to cost bank billions

French banking group Societe Generale (SocGen) has reported a £3.6 billion (AU$8.2 billion) loss due to the fraudulent actions of a rogue trader who used his "in-depth knowledge" of the bank's fraud control systems to circumvent internal checks.

Bad security products 'pose a threat'

Enterprise security is being compromised by the number of poor security products on the market in a world where hackers have become more organized, delegates at the RSA Security conference were told this week.

Laptops are the weakest link, says IDC

Spending on security is flattening after years of growth, but laptops and other such endpoint devices remain a weak link in the security of many organizations, according to an IDC analyst.

ACCC takes domain name reseller to court

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has instituted Federal Court action against domain name reseller Internet Name Group (ING), alleging misleading and deceptive conduct.

Alston gaffes, competence questioned

A case of mistaken identity sparked fresh criticism from the Opposition on the Federal Government's Broadband strategy and Alston's aptitude as a Minister.

ISPs slam reseller tactics

Domain name holders are warned to be on the look out for unsolicited renewal advice requesting registry keys, auDA said in a consumer alert.

Server fault impacts .com.au

A fault with a .com.au name server prevented users from accessing Web sites and sending mail to other parts of the Internet for about three hours last Thursday.

IT troubles didn't cause dingo's death, says Donohue

Consistent problems with its customer billing system and other IT troubles have caused dingo blue problems for several months, but reasons for the telco's demise are larger than that says company spokesperson Geoff Donohue.

Datacasting rules review

The Federal Government will commence a review of the current datacasting rules in early 2002, and has released an issues paper and called for submissions to the Review of the Operation of Schedule 6 of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 (Datacasting ...

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