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Australia calls on EU to protect children online

15 January, 2021

Australia and its Five Country partners have urged the EU to protect children around the world by addressing consequences of its ePrivacy Directive.


Warning for Aussies over QR code, COVID-19 vaccination scams

14 January, 2021

Avast is warning Australians to be aware of cyber threats around QR codes and potential online COVID-19 vaccination scams, as more COVID-19 outbreaks occur.


SolarWinds details Orion cyber attack

14 January, 2021 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

SolarWinds believes it has uncovered the highly sophisticated methods used to inject malicious code into its Orion network monitoring platform.


US govt taskforce to tackle SolarWinds Orion hack

11 January, 2021 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

US law enforcement and intelligence agencies are investigating an attack on government and private sector systems by a suspected Russian state attacker.


Best of 2020: Industry reaction to cyber attacks on Australia

23 December, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Security experts warn that the major cyber attack targeting Australian government departments and businesses must be a "cybersecurity call to arms".


IBRS develops action plan following SolarWinds hack

21 December, 2020

IBRS is urging Australian CIOs to check for SolarWinds installations and check their cyber insurance, following the recent SolarWinds hack.


Most cyber intrusions lead to follow-up attacks

11 December, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The annual CrowdStrike Services Cyber Front Lines Report found that 68% of organisations experiencing a cyber intrusion in 2020 faced a follow-up attack.


ASD continuing to disrupt foreign cybercrime

04 December, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The ASD has successfully disrupted the operations of several sophisticated criminal gangs taking advantage of COVID-19 to prey on Australians.


Australian cybersecurity market worth $5.6bn in 2020

02 December, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australian spending on cybersecurity reached $5.6bn this year, with more than half of spending going to local providers, according to AustCyber.


National cyber threat sharing platform launched

25 November, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Cybermerc has announced the launch of a government-funded national cyber threat sharing platform for Australian businesses.


CyberCX appoints ex-NSA head to security advisory board

24 November, 2020

CyberCX has launched a Global Security Advisory Board, with Admiral Michael Rogers, former head of the US National Security Agency, as the inaugural appointee.


260% increase in attacks using encrypted channels

18 November, 2020

There has been a 260% increase in attacks using encrypted channels to bypass legacy security controls, according to a report from Zscaler.


Emotet malware campaign back in action

03 November, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Attackers are using Emotet and Trickbot to mount sustained attacks on the healthcare sector in Australia and other markets, the ACSC has warned.


US DoJ indicts six Russian hackers

23 October, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The US Department of Justice has won an indictment against six Russian military intelligence officials alleged to be state-sponsored hackers.


Russia, Iran obtain US voter information

23 October, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The US FBI warns that Russia and Iran have obtained US voter registration information, in an apparent attempt to manipulate the outcome of the 2020 election.


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