ASIC has advised users of its registry service to watch out for a wave of scam emails purporting to be from the securities regulator, attempting to trick victims into clicking a malicious link.
The NSW government will gain access to some of the country's best data scientists under a new agreement with Data61.
Cybercrime is now the world's seventh biggest economic threat, costing Australia an estimated $16 billion over the next decade.
Some 22% of Australian SMBs suffering a ransomware attack had to suspend operations as a result, and the financial impact of this is often greater than the size of the ransom being demanded.
A recent analysis of more than 45 million emails cleared by participating organisations' existing email security controls found that nearly a quarter were spam, dangerous file types, malware or impersonation attacks.
As use of iOS in the enterprise grows, Apple devices are becoming increasingly popular targets for cybercriminals, with the number of exploits patched in Q1 exceeding the number discovered in all of last year.
The federal government has announced plans to establish a new Home Affairs super portfolio modelled after the UK's Home Office, as well as a new Office of National Intelligence.
Minister for Justice Michael Keenan has reaffirmed the government's commitment to tackling all forms of cybercrime.
Victoria's Road Safety Camera Commissioner found that the WannaCry infection of the state's traffic cameras failed to encrypt data on the compromised systems and did not affect the integrity of recorded infringements.
Canberra's Telecommunications Sector Security Reforms should be passed, a parliamentary committee has recommended, but only if amendments are made to address industry concerns.
The government has instructed the ASD to extend the offensive cyber capabilities the spy agency is currently using to combat terrorism and to also aid the fight against cybercrime.
At least two Australian companies are reportedly among the victims of a new global ransomware attack that exploits the same vulnerability as last month's WannaCry ransomware outbreak.
Up to 8000 speeding and red-light tickets issued in Victoria will be cancelled after the state police found that at least 97 of the state's network of traffic cameras were infected with WannaCry ransomware.
US health insurance giant Anthem has agreed to a proposed US$115m settlement to a class action lawsuit covering the major 2015 data breach affecting nearly 78.9m customers.