CrowdStrike Took Down Australia And Half The World Now Facing Massive Compensation Claims

The reputation of a Company that describes themselves as one of the world’s best cyber security Companies is in tatters tonight, with the US business facing the potential of being sued by hundreds of business including major retailers in Australia Read More …

MediSecure reveals 12.9 million Australians had personal data stolen in cyber attack earlier this year

eScript provider MediSecure has revealed the personal data of 12.9 million Australians was stolen by hackers earlier this year, making it one of the largest cyber breaches in Australian history. MediSecure, which facilitates electronic prescriptions and dispensing, confirmed it was Read More …

APT40 Advisory PRC MSS tradecraft in action

The PRC state-sponsored cyber group has previously targeted organisationsin various countries, including Australia and the United States, and the techniques highlighted below are regularly used by other PRC state-sponsored actors globally. Therefore, the authoring agencies believe the group, and similar Read More …

Europol coordinates global action against criminal abuse of Cobalt Strike

Law enforcement has teamed up with the private sector to fight against the abuse of a legitimate security tool by criminals who were using it to infiltrate victims’ IT systems. Older, unlicensed versions of the Cobalt Strike red teaming tool Read More …

Personal data stolen from unsuspecting airport visitors and plane passengers in “evil twin” attacks

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) have charged a man for setting up fake free WiFi access points in order to steal personal data from people. The crime was discovered when an airline reported a suspicious WiFi network identified by its Read More …

MediSecure put into administration weeks after massive data breach

Online prescription provider MediSecure has collapsed into administration and liquidation just weeks after a large-scale ransomware attack resulted in customer details being leaked on the dark web. The Melbourne-based health provider last month confirmed the massive data breach had taken Read More …

Optus sued by regulator over 2022 cyber-attack

Australia’s Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has begun legal action against Optus, the country’s second largest telco, over a data breach it suffered in 2022. The watchdog has filed legal proceedings to the Federal Court, alleging that Optus “failed to Read More …

Western Sydney University staff, students caught in cyber attack

About 7500 staff and students have been caught up in a massive cyber attack at Western Sydney University. Police are investigating the breach, which the university says dates as far back as May 2023, when an unauthorised party got into Read More …

Another cyber-attack on Australian healthcare company

here’s been another large-scale ransomware data breach of an Australian company…this time at an e-script provider named Medi-Secure. Medi-Secure is a prescription exchange service, which offers electronic prescribing and dispensing of prescriptions. It’s not yet known how many data records Read More …

Some Firstmac customer details breached in home lender hack

Some current and former customers of Brisbane-based non-bank home lender Firstmac were notified this afternoon that some of their details had been compromised in a “cyber incident”. Firstmac said that as soon as the incident was detected, they took steps Read More …