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Aged 10, he was found on Fortnite and groomed on Snapchat, and he’s not alone

Aged 10, he was found on Fortnite and groomed on Snapchat, and he’s not alone

When Lucy grabbed the iPad from her 10 year-old son she saw explicit images arriving on Snapchat in real time.

  • by Wendy Tuohy

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FBI arrest alleged US accomplice of northern beaches Netflix bootlegger

FBI arrest alleged US accomplice of northern beaches Netflix bootlegger

The Oregon man was arrested over a scheme that provided cheap access to Netflix and other streaming services using vast troves of stolen login details. 

  • by Fergus Hunter
‘You have 240 hours to co-operate’: Cyber attackers demand ransom from NSW Labor

‘You have 240 hours to co-operate’: Cyber attackers demand ransom from NSW Labor

Security sources speaking on the condition of anonymity but who are familiar with the attack said Russian ransomware Avaddon was behind the breach.

  • by Tom Rabe and Anthony Galloway
Dutton vows to call out Beijing and declares everyday Australians are with the government

Dutton vows to call out Beijing and declares everyday Australians are with the government

Defence Minister Peter Dutton has vowed to call out China for its acts of aggression, declaring everyday Australians understood the threats posed by Beijing.

  • by Anthony Galloway
Netflix password bootlegger made $680,000 from pirated subscriptions

Netflix password bootlegger made $680,000 from pirated subscriptions

Evan McMahon, 23, provided people with illicit access to streaming services like Netflix, Spotify, Hulu and others.

  • by Fergus Hunter
Hackers can stop the trains and the lights. But could they start a war?
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Cyber warfare

Hackers can stop the trains and the lights. But could they start a war?

Total meltdown or death by a thousand hacks – how bad could a cyberwar get? And where is the line between espionage and all-out attack?

  • by Sherryn Groch
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New Home Affairs Minister declares cyber security and female representation top priorities

New Home Affairs Minister declares cyber security and female representation top priorities

Karen Andrews stressed there would be no softening of Australia’s hardline stance on border protection as “a change of minister does not mean a change of policy”.

  • by Anthony Galloway
The FBI wanted to unlock a gunman’s iPhone. It turned to a little-known Australian firm

The FBI wanted to unlock a gunman’s iPhone. It turned to a little-known Australian firm

Azimuth unlocked the iPhone at the centre of an epic legal battle between the FBI and Apple. Now, Apple is suing the company co-founded by one of the hackers behind the unlock.

  • by Ellen Nakashima and Reed Albergotti
The new world of ‘deep fake’: How cyber attackers impersonated senior ministers, diplomats

The new world of ‘deep fake’: How cyber attackers impersonated senior ministers, diplomats

The “phishing” scam has sent shockwaves and paranoia through the senior ranks of the Australian government and diplomatic corps.

  • by Anthony Galloway
Contact books of Australian diplomats hacked in major ‘phishing’ scam

Contact books of Australian diplomats hacked in major ‘phishing’ scam

A sophisticated scam has seen cyber attackers impersonate senior diplomats on encrypted messaging services in a bid to get sensitive information from their contacts.

  • by Anthony Galloway
The fire drill: Why everyone in a firm needs cyber security awareness

The fire drill: Why everyone in a firm needs cyber security awareness

People and not technology are the weakest link in how a company protects itself from cyber criminals exploiting tools of the trade to break into networks.

  • by Supratim Adhikari and Tim Biggs