Five Eyes nations fear wave of Russian attacks against critical infrastructure

The Five Eyes nations’ cybersecurity agencies this week urged critical infrastructure to be ready for attacks by crews backed by or sympathetic to the Kremlin amid strong Western opposition to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The joint alert, issued by cybersecurity Read More …

Australia’s SkyGuardian drones shot down by spicy cybers

The Australian government has cancelled the SkyGuardian armed drone program for the Royal Australian Air Force. The funding is being redirected to the newly-announced REDSPICE cybersecurity and intelligence program. REDSPICE, the Resilience, Effects, Defence, Space, Intelligence, Cyber and Enablers program, Read More …

Australia’s cyber laws potentially harmful to security: Critical Infrastructure community

A slew of Australia’s critical infrastructure service providers and union groups have lambasted the federal government’s critical infrastructure cyber laws due to it requiring organisations to install third-party software onto their systems if they are deemed to not be “technically Read More …

Australia: Pezzullo frames Critical Infrastructure Bills as ‘defence’ and ransomware plan as ‘offence’

At the end of last year, Australia’s Security Legislation Amendment (Critical Infrastructure) Act 2021 became law to give government “last resort” powers to direct an entity when responding to cyber attacks, which included introducing a cyber-incident reporting regime for critical Read More …

Swipe left: Snoops use dating apps to hook sources, says Australian Five Eyes boss

Nations running online foreign influence campaigns have turned to dating apps to recruit people privy to sensitive information, according to the director general of the Australian Security and Intelligence Organisation (ASIO), the nation’s security agency directed against external threats and Read More …

New FluBot and TeaBot campaigns target Android devices worldwide

New FluBot and TeaBot malware distribution campaigns have been spotted, using typical smishing lures or laced apps against Android users in Australia, Germany, Poland, Spain, and Romania. The SMS topics used for spreading the FluBot malware include fake courier messages, Read More …

Queensland government energy generator hit by ransomware

Queensland government-owned energy generator CS Energy said on Tuesday it was responding to a ransomware incident that occurred over the weekend. First reported by Energy Source & Distribution, the company said the incident has not impacted electricity generation at Callide Read More …

Iranian Government-Sponsored APT Cyber Actors Exploiting MS Exchange and Fortinet Vulnerabilities in Furtherance of Malicious Activities

This joint cybersecurity advisory is the result of an analytic effort among the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC), and the United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) Read More …

New Zealand spooks say satellite snooping is obsolete – better intel is found elsewhere

New Zealand’s Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) – the nation’s signals intelligence and infosec agency – will retire its Waihopai satellite communications interception station because it’s no longer needed. “The nature of telecommunications has changed, and other needs and capabilities Read More …