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30 April 2024

Australian Signals Directorate exposes Russian hacker as the culprit in Medibank breach

We’ve been following the Medibank breach since it occurred back in 2022, having reported on it initially when it happened1, as well as providing several updates as things developed.  Just last month we put an article out about how ...

30 April 2024

Nissan confirms 100,000 customers affected by previous data breach by the Akira Ransomware group

As is unfortunately the new normal, each month it seems like there is news of another data breach of a major organisation.  Perhaps it could be related to the increasing use of AI in cyberattacks, or alternatively, it could just be a sign that cybe...

28 March 2024

Operation Guardian links 11,000 new cyber-crime incidents to Medibank breach

A while ago – back in November of 2022 – we covered the data breaches of Optus, Medibank, and Harcourts - explaining how each of them were preventable by fairly basic changes to their systems and policies.  We wanted to let our&nbs...

27 March 2024

Microsoft targeted and breached by Russian state-sponsored hacking group “Midnight Blizzard”

In news that should concern everyone who uses Microsoft services - either personally or for work – Microsoft have disclosed that an attack from earlier this year appears to have led to source code being stolen in an “ongoing attack”.

19 December 2023

AI is making it harder to detect malware and phishing – but it can also be used to fight them

In the world of cyber-security, things only ever seem to go in one direction with threats only seeming to increase in their numbers and the dangers that they pose.  However, luckily this ever-increasing risk is more often than not matched by a...

29 November 2023

The recent Optus outage – what happened, how it was fixed, and how to protect yourself in the future

Everyone across Australia is likely already aware of the issues that affected the Optus network earlier this month.  They were hard to miss, as Optus is Australia’s second-largest telecommunications company and the outage affected their entir...

28 September 2023

Upcoming upgrades to our VMware Hyperconverged Infrastructure – New Dell PowerEdge R660 servers!

Here at Micron21 we’ve always prided ourselves on using the latest and greatest hardware that’s available.  We’ve gone above and beyond what’s required with our own data centre – attaining “Tier IV” accredi...

28 June 2023

Celebrating 20 Years of WordPress – A brief history and an exciting new website tool

When it comes to open-source and free-to-use platforms for building a website, none is more popular and more widely used than WordPress.  With over 455 million websites the world over being built on it, there are many reasons for this wide adoption...

22 June 2023

Improve your cybersecurity posture – stop reusing insecure passwords!

Worryingly, it seems that every few months now a different organisation is being featured in the news, having been hit by a new cyber-attack and having their own data and/or the data of their clients stolen.  In these attacks, one commonly mentione...

26 May 2023

New services on the horizon - GPU Compute & Kubernetes!

This month we’re pleased to be able to announce two new exciting technologies that you’ll soon be able to utilise with your VMware Cloud services with Micron21. These technologies are a potential game-changer - as they’ll allow our cli...

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