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New cyber laws 'necessary but not sufficient' to protect national security, expert warns

New cyber laws 'necessary but not sufficient' to protect national security, expert warns

A leading cyber security expert says companies will need to go beyond minimum standards to combat escalating threats from state-based actors and criminal organisations.

  • by Anthony Galloway

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Hackers steal millions from Wisconsin Republican Party, chairman says

Hackers steal millions from Wisconsin Republican Party, chairman says

The hack exposed new tensions in the final days of the race between the Trump campaign and the state party.

  • by Scott Bauer
Telstra boss to lead industry advisory body on cyber security
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Telstra boss to lead industry advisory body on cyber security

Andy Penn will lead a new body advising the federal government as it looks to roll out the nation's $1.66 billion cyber security strategy.

  • by Anthony Galloway
Parliament beefs up cyber security after two major attacks in 2019

Parliament beefs up cyber security after two major attacks in 2019

Politicians and their staff face stricter rules around use of personal phones on parliamentary networks as it emerged a state actor was the likely culprit behind a second major cyber attack in 2019.

  • by Katina Curtis and Anthony Galloway
Arrests over 'extremely sophisticated' bulk SMS scam that targeted thousands

Arrests over 'extremely sophisticated' bulk SMS scam that targeted thousands

Two men are accused of using advanced technology to send out text messages, tricking bank and telco customers into handing over sensitive personal information.

  • by Fergus Hunter
Sydney Uni student tricked into helping scammers carry out 'virtual kidnapping'

Sydney Uni student tricked into helping scammers carry out 'virtual kidnapping'

The man was used by people posing as Chinese authorities, housing a year 12 student in his Chatswood apartment.

  • by Fergus Hunter
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Cyber spy agency dumps military historian from writing its official history

Cyber spy agency dumps military historian from writing its official history

Australia's cyber spy agency has abruptly cancelled a contract with the Australian National University to write its official history despite a military historian working for more than a year on the project.

  • by Anthony Galloway
Former CSIRO worker avoids jail for using supercomputers to mine cryptocurrency

Former CSIRO worker avoids jail for using supercomputers to mine cryptocurrency

The man's activities diverted computing power from important scientific projects and netted him $9400 worth of cryptocurrency.

  • by Fergus Hunter
Russian hackers who disrupted 2016 election targeting political parties again, Microsoft says

Russian hackers who disrupted 2016 election targeting political parties again, Microsoft says

Russian military spies who hacked and leaked Democratic emails to inject chaos into the 2016 presidential election are at it again.

  • by Ellen Nakashima and Josh Dawsey
Data of 186,000 customers leaked in Service NSW cyber attack

Data of 186,000 customers leaked in Service NSW cyber attack

Customers who have been identified as "at-risk" will be notified by mail, which will include instructions on how to get support, the agency said.

  • by Matt Bungard
Trial to decide if Football Leaks hacker is hero or villain

Trial to decide if Football Leaks hacker is hero or villain

A Portuguese hacker whose explosive revelations about European soccer embarrassed players, clubs and officials is fighting to stay out of jail.

  • by Barry Hatton