Security > Cybercrime

Australians lost $340m to scammers in 2017

22 May, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Total losses from scams reported to Australian government agencies grew to $340m in 2017, the highest since the ACCC started reporting on scam activity in 2008.

Lawyers exposing clients to potential cyber attacks

22 May, 2018

The cybersecurity practices of lawyers could be putting their client data at risk, according to new research.

Education sector most attacked in Australia

18 May, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australia was the source of 57% of all cyber attacks in the APAC region during 2017, according to the NTT Security Global Threat Intelligence Report 2018.

CERT NZ named as PaCSON chair

11 May, 2018

The inaugural chair of the Pacific Cyber Security Operational Network (PaCSON) will be CERT NZ.

Budget 2018: Cyberbullying in the crosshairs

09 May, 2018 by Jonathan Nally

The Office of the eSafety Commissioner given an extra $14.2 million over four years to help counter cyberbullying and image-based abuse.

The world must work together on cybersecurity

23 April, 2018

Establishing a global, coordinated approach to cybersecurity was the takeaway theme from the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) Conference 2018.

Canberra blames Russia for cyber incidents

17 April, 2018 by Jonathan Nally

Russian state-sponsored actors were responsible for router-based cyber attacks in October 2017, according to the federal government.

Cyber delegation visiting the US this week

16 April, 2018 by Jonathan Nally

More than 60 Australian cybersecurity industry leaders are heading to the US this week to build partnerships to fight cybercrime.

40% of hackers can exfiltrate data in an hour

13 April, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The second annual Nuix Black Report shows that 40% of hackers say they can break into a system, locate valuable data and exfiltrate it within just one hour.

Canberra hosts cybersecurity experts

11 April, 2018 by Jonathan Nally

Government ministers and cybersecurity professionals have lined up to emphasise the challenge posed to Australia by cyber threats and security concerns.

Cybersecurity boosted by new Perth CRC

05 April, 2018

The Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre, based at Edith Cowan University, is the result of collaboration between industry, government and research sectors.

Ransomware supplanting data theft

05 April, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Index shows that cybercriminals are increasingly favouring ransomware and destructive attacks over data breaches.

Financial activity dominates dark web

03 April, 2018 by Jonathan Nally

Monash University research has found that the majority of illegal and unethical dark web sites are devoted to activity such as bitcoin laundering.

Australia ranks second in APAC by cryptojacking threat

28 March, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australia is the second most targeted nation in the APAC region behind Japan in terms of cryptojacking coin mining attacks.

Don't get hacked during the Games

23 March, 2018

It is expected that the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games will attract high levels of cybercrime, with businesses urged to stay alert for the possibility.

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