Australian data is being shared on the dark web
The dark web is booming as millions of Australians have their data published online
Worrying new research has found the cyber black market is booming.
A new ABC investigation has found the highly sensitive personal data of millions of residents is being openly traded online.
The information being shared and sold includes logins for Australian Tax Office accounts, data of thousands of NDIS recipients, plus details of an alleged assault of a school student by their teacher.
Perhaps what’s even more concerning is the fact that all of this information and all of these personal details are being sold and can be purchased for as little as $1 – $10.
Unfortunately, this investigation confirms both the Medibank and Optus hacks represent just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to confidential information that has been recently stolen by cybercriminals.
At least 12 million Australians have had their data exposed by hackers in recent months and many remain unaware they are victims of an attack.
October’s Medibank hack by the Russian criminal group REvil was a clear example of just how devastating these types of data breaches can be – but it’s certainly not an isolated event.
Cyber attacks are happening every day and authorities are urging people to remain vigilant and ultimately be cyber smart.
“I think there is a great risk”: will AI steal our jobs?
Artificial Intelligence has become an increasingly powerful and pervasive force in our modern world.
Artificial intelligence is not a new concept. However, the growing advancements have the potential to revolutionise industries, improve efficiency, and enhance the quality of life.
Along with its promising advancements, artificial intelligence also brings certain risks and challenges that must be acknowledged and addressed.
It has become the focus of lawmakers, who are working towards greater regulation of the sector.
U.S. and European Union officials recently met in Sweden to weigh up the benefits and challenges of artificial intelligence, and other emerging technologies.
“The AI process is creeping up on us,” said Dr Keith Suter, who is a global futurist.
“You’ve got competition between companies.”
It’s almost like some of us can see this raft that’s heading towards the rapids and a disappearance towards the waterfall, and we’re giving a warning but it’s not being heeded because everybody’s in this race to get down to the river,” Dr Suter said.
Is the metaverse the future of social network?
U.S. firms like Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Microsoft are going all in on the metaverse. Meanwhile, Chinese companies appear to be taking a more cautious approach amid tighter regulation.
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Who will win the global metaverse race?
China is looking to invest in the metaverse market as numerous cities rollout policy proposals.
Technology continues to change our lives forever.
As new advancements are released to the public—safety continues to be a major concern.
People are interacting with computers in a different way, with the word Metaverse becoming a buzzword in both the tech and business industries.
While the term, “metaverse” is broad, it refers to a set of digital spaces online—including 3D—that allows people to do many things from socializing and learning to interacting and collaborating.
Analysts say it’s the next evolution in social connection and the successor to the mobile internet.
According to Morgan Stanley, the metaverse market could be worth $8 trillion in the future.
China’s technology giants are investing in the metavese and recently, numerous Chinese cities have announced policy proposals to attract and support metaverse companies.
This comes after tense year of regulatory scrutiny on the countries tech sector.
The Chinese city of Zhengzhou recently announced a series of policy proposals to support metaverse companies operating in the region.
The initiative involves the municipal government establishing a nearly $1.5 billion dedicated fund in an effort to foster growth and development in the industry.
So, is the metaverse taking the world by storm?
Oz Sultan from the Sultan Interactive Group joins us to discuss. #china #metaverse #veronicadudo #ozsultan #regulation #crypto #tech
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