Security > Cybercrime

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.

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.

British Airways fined $36.5m for major data breach

20 October, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The UK Information Commissioners' Office has issued its largest fine to date to British Airways over a 2018 data breach that affected more than 400,000 people.

Australian Cyber Week returns for 2020

16 October, 2020

AustCyber will launch Australian Cyber Week from 26–30 October 2020 on its virtual conference platform, highlighting Australia's cybersecurity sector.

Call for applicants for 2021 ADF Cyber Gap Program

12 October, 2020

Cyber students interested in pursuing a career with the Australian Defence Force have been encouraged to enrol in the 2021 ADF Cyber Gap Program.

Most domains linked to US election vulnerable

12 October, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Many web domains associated with the two main US presidential election campaigns are being targeted for disinformation activities such as domain spoofing.

Bahamut cybercrime group has a "fake news empire"

12 October, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

BlackBerry has released new research detailing the activities of what the company says is the world's largest hack-for-hire group, Bahamut.

Emotet malware campaign is back: ACSC

06 October, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Emotet malware campaign targeting a number of Australian firm and government agencies is back in action, the Australian Cyber Security Centre has warned.

NAB bolsters cybersecurity with bug bounty

28 September, 2020

NAB, in partnership with Bugcrowd, has launched a cyber bug bounty program, with a reward for researchers who uncover vulnerabilities in the bank's environment.

Rising cyber attacks drive APAC managed security spend

28 September, 2020

GlobalData predicts that managed security services revenue in the APAC region will reach $17 billion by 2024, fuelled by increasing cyber attacks.

US issues warrants for five alleged APT41 members

18 September, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The US Department of Justice has issued warrants for five alleged members of the APT41 cybercrime group, and accused China of shielding the cybercriminals.

Businesses reminded to protect their domain names

15 September, 2020

The ACSC has reminded businesses to protect their domain names, cautioning against abandoning them to cybercriminals due to administrative oversight.

ACSC receives one cybercrime report every 10 min

09 September, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Australian Cyber Security Centre's inaugural Annual Threat Report for 2020 found that ransomware is among the most pressing threats facing the nation.

Australia's CyberCX launches in NZ

21 August, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

CyberCX has launched in NZ as part of plans to develop a trans-Tasman security company with the scale and capabilities needed to protect homegrown businesses.

Small business grant program to fund cybersecurity research

20 August, 2020

A new industry support program has been launched to recruit small businesses to fight against cyber threats by developing ambitious capabilities for the ADF.

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