Australia, UK, and US form trilateral pact focused on security in Indo-Pacific

Australia, the UK, and the US are setting up a trilateral partnership aimed at addressing defence and security concerns in the Indo-Pacific region. The security partnership, called AUKUS, will look to promote deeper information and technology sharing between the three Read More …

Australian govt warns of escalating LockBit ransomware attacks

The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) warns of an increase of LockBit 2.0 ransomware attacks against Australian organizations starting July 2021. “ACSC has observed an increase in reporting of LockBit 2.0 ransomware incidents in Australia,” Australia’s cybersecurity agency said in Read More …

U.S., U.K., And Australia Issue Joint Cybersecurity Advisory

WASHINGTON – The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC), United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released a joint cybersecurity advisory today, highlighting the top Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures Read More …

‘Praying Mantis’ threat actor targeting Windows internet-facing servers with malware

Windows internet-facing servers are being targeted by a new threat actor operating “almost completely in-memory,” according to a new report from the Sygnia Incident Response team. The report said that the advanced and persistent threat actor — which they have Read More …

The AN0M fake secure chat app may have been too clever for its own good

Late last week, FBI International Operations Division legal attaché for Australia Anthony Russo added another important piece of information: speaking to Australian newspapers he said one reason for discontinuing use of AN0M was that it produced too much intelligence. “The Read More …

Australian Cyber Security Centre using classified capabilities to warn local entities of impending ransomware hit

While the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) is engaged in helping a local organisation remove and recover from a ransomware hit or cyber attack, its overseer, the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) is able to use its more secretive powers to Read More …

Australia: 328 weaknesses found by WA Auditor-General in 50 local government systems

The Auditor-General of Western Australia on Wednesday tabled a report into the computer systems used at 50 local government entities, revealing 328 control weakness across the group. It was Auditor-General Caroline Spencer’s intention to list the entities, but given the Read More …