CommsWire - 13 March 2017

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IA has Morrow, NBN Co in sights over ‘derogatory’ attack
Laurie Patton, the recently departed chief executive of Internet Australia, wants a public apology from NBN Co chief Bill Morrow over what he says was an “unprovoked attack” on IA in Senate Estimates hearings.

Inmarsat inks deal with International Airlines Group for in-flight broadband
Global satellite company Inmarsat has signed up the International Airlines Group (IAG), parent company of Aer Lingus, British Airways, Iberia and Vueling, as the launch customer for its European Aviation Network (EAN) high-speed in-flight broadband service.

Android malware installed on mobiles before sale
Thirty-eight Android mobile devices used by two businesses have been found to be infected with malware which was apparently installed at some point in the supply chain.

Mobiles now major source of Asia Pac financial transactions
Cyber attacks in the Asia Pacific region rose by 35% year-on-year and mobile phones are now the leading source of financial transactions making them a major attack vector.

Telstra customers hit by webmail issues
Telstra customers have been experiencing problems with accessing email on the Web since Wednesday, 8 March, according to a number of Web forums.

ACMA directs two telcos to follow consumer code
Telcos Total Group and Direct Connect have been directed by the Australian Communications and Media Authority to comply with the Telecommunications Consumer Protections Code.