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Australia condemns state attacks on health infrastructure

22 May, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australia's Ambassador for Cyber Affairs has condemned state-backed malicious actors that are seeking to disrupt hospital operations during the COVID-19 crisis.


Toll Group still recovering from ransomware attack

13 May, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Toll Group is still facing disruption to some IT systems after falling victim to its second major ransomware attack this year.


WA Premier targeted in China-linked cyber attack

11 May, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Researchers have uncovered a sophisticated attack campaign linked to the Chinese military targeting APAC government agencies including the WA Premier's office.


Tech professionals ill-prepared for COVID-19 cyber attacks

05 May, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

Less than half of tech professsionals surveyed by ISACA are "highly confident" in their ability to detect or mitigate threats.


Evasive malware now used in majority of attacks

26 March, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Evasive malware designed to conceal its presence from signature-based antivirus scans is now being used in 68% of malware attacks, according to WatchGuard.


ACSC warns of Telerik UI attacks

04 March, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Australian Cyber Security Centre has warned that "sophisticated actors" are targeting a remote code execution attack flaw in the Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX.


Cable modems haunted by newly discovered cyber vulnerability

14 January, 2020

A newly discovered cyber vulnerability could be putting hundreds of millions of cable modems at risk, according to a group of Danish security researchers.


Outdated firmware could be putting IP camera security at risk

10 December, 2019

Nearly four out of every 10 cameras are vulnerable to a cyber attack, according to research by Genetec.


ATSE urges focus on cyber resilience

04 November, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering has urged the government to focus on cyber resilience while developing its 2020 Cyber Security Strategy.


State-sponsored attackers take to mobile malware

28 October, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

A new report from BlackBerry's Cylance found that several governments have been exploiting the mobile threat landscape for at least a decade.


Thoma Bravo bids $5.6bn for Sophos

15 October, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The board of UK-based security company Sophos will unanimously recommend a US$3.82bn takeover offer from US private equity company Thoma Bravo.


ANU outlines "shockingly sophisticated" cyber attack

03 October, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The ANU has published a forensic investigation into what VC Brian Schmidt has called a "shockingly sophisticated" targeted cyber attack on its systems.


Penten, Data61 to advance cyber decoy research

03 October, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Canberra-based Penten and the CSIRO's Data61 will collaborate to support research and development on cyber decoy and cyber trap capabilities.


Akamai opens DDoS scrubbing centre in Melbourne

21 August, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

CDN and cloud service provider Akamai has opened a new DDoS attack traffic scrubbing centre in Melbourne to complement its existing facility in Sydney.


US govt urged to "build the wall" of cybersecurity

05 August, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Association of IT Asset Management has urged the US government to act on a report finding pervasive cybersecurity failures across US federal agencies.


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