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Aoquin Dragon from China hacking Australian Government Servers

A newly detected hacking group named Aoquin Dragon from China has been found infiltrating servers from Southeast Asia and Australia. And what’s interesting about this is that the Advanced Persistent Threat(APT) group of actors has been indulging in cyber attacks since 2013 and has reportedly gathered tonnes of classical evidence that can be used against […]

Western Australia to invest AUS $25.5 million to bolster state cyber security services

The Government of Western Australia has pledged to invest Aus $25.5 million to bolster the state’s Cybersecurity services. And the funding will come from the available Aus$500 million financial help related to Digital Capability Fund meant to bolster the state’s current cyber capabilities of intelligence exchange, prevention, detection and response to cyber threats. Sources report […]

Australian electric grid vulnerable to Cyber Attacks via Solar Panels

Because of some vulnerabilities in solar panels and smart devices, security experts state that the Australian Electricity Grid is becoming super vulnerable to cyber attacks. And Russia could use such flaws to infiltrate networks and shut down the functioning of the grids leading to blackouts on a partial or complete note. Cyber Threat warnings were […]

Australia and United States enter a Data Sharing CLOUD Agreement

Australia has agreed with the United States to share digital data that will ease the investigation of cyber crimes that include ransomware attacks, terrorism, cyber extortion, child ab$se and banking related frauds that include crimes involving cryptocurrency. The Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data (CLOUD) Act, that was passed by Congress in 2018, endorsed the […]

Russian ransomware attack was to black out nearly 3m Australian homes

A ransomware attack that has completely blacked out nearly 3 million Australian homes has now be attributed to Russian hacking gang ‘Wizard Spider’; unlike Chinese hackers, as speculated by a certain section of media a few days back. Queensland CS Energy, that witnessed a digital disruption on November 27th, 2021, has now found that the […]

Australian government announces Cyber Security skills program

Australian government has for the first time announced a cyber security skills program that will act as a $14.9 million initiative in training and hiring fresh batch of professional talent in Cybersecurity Science. Questcon’s Cyber Ready Program that has study material and training modules for students across primary, secondary and tertiary sectors. Melissa Price, the […]

Cyber Attack news headlines trending on Google

First is the news related to a hacking group named Mustang Panda and based in China. Highly placed sources report that the said group of cyber criminals funded by Chinese intelligence can compromise internal networks of companies operating in Indonesia. Cybersecurity firm Insikt Group, a sub-unit of Recorded Future, was the first to break the […]

Australia passes new data privacy bill for criminals

Australian government has passed a new bill that allows the law enforcement agencies to spy on criminals and if necessary suspend or take over their online accounts on a permanent note. Titled the Surveillance Legislation Amendment (Identity and Disrupt) bill, it will allow the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission to get […]

A Tsunami of Cyber Crimes ejected by Australian Ransomware Payments

As most of the Australian organizations are silently paying ransomware payments to get back access to their encrypted data, it has started a vicious cycle that has led the world to a position where it is facing a tsunami of cyber crimes According to a finding made by Cybersecurity firm Crowdstrike there has been a […]

Report confirms that Australia is loosing billions of dollars to Cyber Crime

A report released by Australian Institute of Criminology(AIC) says that the populace of Australia is loosing billions of dollars every year to cyber-crime. When figures are taken into consideration, the report says that the total loss incurred through cyber crime was recorded as $3.5 AUD or $2 billion in USD. And the highlight is that […]

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