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ASX shuts as ASIC hit by security breach

Anastasia Santoreneos
·2-min read
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ASX shuts as ASIC hit by security breach. Source: Getty

Good morning.

Here's Yahoo Finance's Tuesday morning wrap.

The ASX is closed today for the Australia Day public holiday, after finishing 0.36 per cent higher on Monday.

January 26: Australia Day will be marked by both celebrations and protests, with thousands expected to march in capital cities to advocate abolishing the day.

Australia’s corporate watchdog, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, revealed a cyber security breach occurred at a server it used to transfer files like credit licence applications.

ASIC said it became aware of the incident on 15 January and said some information may have been viewed.

"While the investigation is ongoing, it appears that there is some risk that some limited information may have been viewed by the threat actor," the regulator said in a statement late on Monday.

Impeachment goes to Senate: The US house is preparing to bring the impeachment charge against former President Donald Trump to the Senate for trial, but many Republican senators say they are opposed to the proceeding.

Facebook has suspended a chatbot linked to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanhyahu for privacy violations.

The chatbot on the PM’s Facebook page said: "If you have friends or family members aged 60 or over who have not yet been vaccinated, you can write a response here with their name and phone number, and I may call to convince them!"

$9 billion man’s success tricks: Business and marketing consultant Jay Abraham, known as the ‘$9 Billion Dollar Man’, has revealed his three “universal principles” for success.

Here they are.

Travel restrictions: The European Union's executive body and US President Joe Biden's administration are considering new travel restrictions, as both face growing coronavirus cases.

It comes as the Australia and New Zealand travel bubble has been put on hold in the face of a new case in NZ.

Death to diesel: The world's biggest diesel engine factory, located in eastern France, is undergoing a radical overhaul - it's switching to make electric motors.

The factory has plans to produce around 180,000 electric motors in 2021, and 900,000 per year by 2025 in response to the car industry’s turnaround.

With AAP.

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