Australian Cyber Task Force Looks to “Hack the Hackers” After Data Breach Crime Wave

A recent string of data breaches has prompted rapid changes to Australia’s cybersecurity and data protection policies, and the latest development appears to be a cyber task force set to “hack back” and actively pursue what Minister for Home Affairs Read More …

Earth Preta Spear-Phishing Governments Worldwide

Trend Micro researchers have been monitoring a wave of spear-phishing attacks targeting the government, academic, foundations, and research sectors around the world. Based on the lure documents researchers observed in the wild, this is a large-scale cyberespionage campaign that began Read More …

Australia: Government considers making cyber ransom payments illegal after Medibank hack

It could soon be illegal for companies that fall victim to data breaches to pay ransoms to the hackers. The home affairs minister, Clare O’Neil, confirmed the government was examining whether new laws were needed to stop ransom payments in Read More …

ACSC Annual Cyber Threat Report, July 2021 to June 2022

The Annual Cyber Threat Report is ACSC’s flagship unclassified publication. The Report provides an overview of key cyber threats impacting Australia, how the ACSC is responding to the threat environment, and crucial advice for Australian individuals and organisations to protect Read More …

Medibank now says hackers accessed all its customers’ personal data

Australian insurance firm Medibank has confirmed that hackers accessed all of its customers’ personal data and a large amount of health claims data during a recent ransomware attack. In an announcement published today, the companies warned that an internal investigation Read More …

Private health insurance company Medibank affected by cyber attack less than a month after telco Optus was targeted

Health insurance giant Medibank Group is the latest Australian company to become the target of a cyber attack. Last month telecommuncations company Optus was hit by a wide-scale breach which saw more than two million customers affected. Telstra was also Read More …

From today, America and UK follow new rules on how they can demand your data from each other

The Data Access Agreement (DAA), by which the US and UK have agreed how one country can respond to lawful data demands from police and investigators in the other, took effect on Monday. The DAA (aka the Access to Electronic Read More …

Singapore firms see 54 cybersecurity incidents daily, struggle to keep up

The cybersecurity threat landscape is evolving so quickly companies in Singapore are finding it tough to keep up. Half feel “inundated” by an endless stream of cyber attacks, describing this as one of their biggest work frustrations. Just 25% of Read More …