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TrickBot cybercrime ring develops fileless backdoor

14 January, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Russian cybercrime enterprise TrickBot has developed a PowerShell-based fileless backdoor designed to stay hidden from modern cybersecurity controls.


BlueKeep exploit found in the wild

05 November, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The security researcher who named the BlueKeep vulnerability has warned that honeypots set up to detect such attacks have been targeted by threat actors.


Pitney Bowes hit by ransomware attack

16 October, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Logistics and e-commerce technology company Pitney Bowes is working to restore services after a ransomware attack took some of its systems out of commission.


'FinalBlacklist' to help businesses hone cybersecurity

08 October, 2019

Researchers have released the "largest publicly available data set" of malicious activity to help businesses hone their cybersecurity capabilities.


Cybercriminals set their sights on SMBs

08 August, 2019

Cyber attackers are turning their focus to SMBs as larger corporations tighten their security, according to cybersecurity firm CTRL Group.


Updated kill chain model could help improve cybersecurity

02 August, 2019

Carbon Black's Cognitive Attack Loop model identifies three phases of cybercriminal behaviour and claims to help defenders better understand the root cause of attacks.


Trend Micro report exposes criminal uses of Twitter

01 August, 2019

Cybercriminals are abusing Twitter via tech support scams, command-and-control operations and data exfiltration, cybersecurity researchers have shown.


NSW Cyber Security Innovation Node launched

18 July, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

AustCyber and the NSW Government have formally launched the sixth national Cyber Security Innovation Node at the Joint Cyber Security Centre in Sydney.


CSIRO's Data61 develops digital 'vaccine'

21 June, 2019

CSIRO's Data61 researchers have figured out a way to essentially 'vaccinate' AI and machine learning algorithms against adversarial attacks.


Australia is 8th top target for credential attacks

14 June, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australia was the eighth most targeted country in the world for credential stuffing attacks from November 2017 to March 2019, research shows.


Cybercrime may be underreported, new study shows

05 June, 2019

Half of survey respondents believe most enterprises underreport cybercrime, even when it's legally required, according to a new study.


ANU staff and student data stolen in breach

04 June, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Australian National University has disclosed a data breach affecting 19 years' worth of personal information on staff, students and visitors.


1 in 5 elections faced foreign cyber interference

20 May, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

An analysis of 97 elections and 31 referenda held since late 2016 found indications of foreign interference in 20 countries.


Chinese hackers using NSA exploits a year prior to leak

09 May, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Chinese hacking group Buckeye was using tools from the arsenal of NSA exploits for at least a year before they were leaked by the Shadow Brokers in 2017.


SA Premier's cybersecurity mission to the US

06 May, 2019

The Premier of South Australia has visited the US to explore investments and growth opportunities for SA's cyber sector.


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