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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 […]

Australia introduces Ransomware Payments Bill 2021

Australia’s labor party has introduced a bill titled Ransomware Payments Bill 2021 that makes it mandatory for victimized companies to notify the Australian Cyber Security Center (ACSC) before making a ransom payment to a hacker’s gang. Tim Watts, the Assistant Minister for Cybersecurity introduced the bill in the federal parliament and stated that the new […]

FBI uses ANOM App to capture more than 800 criminals worldwide

In what is supposed to be a mobile-based sting operation conducted by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in association with Australian Police, information is out that it led to the arrest of more than 800 criminals that includes 72 most wanted criminals involved in drug mafia, cryptocurrency mining, distribution of ransomware and […]

Australia NSW Labor party hit by Avaddon Ransomware

Australian Labor Party- New South Wales branch has reportedly become a victim of a ransomware attack where the hackers stolen critical information such as passport details, contract details, resumes, financial details of the party, driving licenses and employment contracts. Avaddon Ransomware group is suspected to be behind the attack and are reportedly demanding millions of […]

UnitingCare Australia ransomware attack and stock price collapse

UnitingCare, an Australia-based healthcare services provider has reportedly been targeted by a cyber attack that is said to be of ransomware variant. The company that offers care for aged people has confirmed the incident and added that the IT servers of the company have become inaccessible because of a suspected ransomware attack. As the hospital […]

Australia Channel 9 TV Ransomware Cyber Attack

Channel Nine, an Australian free to air TV network, was reportedly hit by a cyber attack that sources confirm could be of ransomware variant. The Melbourne based company that is co-owned by Nine Entertainment Co, confirmed that it cannot host a popular weekend television show titled ‘NRL Sunday Footy Show’ as the digital attack has […]

Microsoft warns Australia for complicating Cyber Attack response

Microsoft, the American tech giant, has warned the government of Australia to halt its response to cyber attacks as it is complicating the company’s attempt to mitigate hacking incidents. The warning was issued after the Australian News Media starting publishing certain things regarding a critical infrastructure bill of 2020 related to Security Legislation Amendment. Software […]

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