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Cyber security funding splash needs to cover more ground, industry says

Cyber security funding splash needs to cover more ground, industry says

Cyber security startups are hoping that the government's $1.3 billion boost is directed towards helping Australian businesses develop herd immunity from attacks.

  • by Cara Waters and Tim Biggs

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'Offensive capability': $1.3b for new cyber spies to go after hackers
Scott Morrison

'Offensive capability': $1.3b for new cyber spies to go after hackers

Australia will recruit 500 new spies to go after foreign hackers overseas and disrupt their attempts to launch cyber attacks on critical infrastructure.

  • by Anthony Galloway
Don't dismiss cyber threat as an imaginary problem or political stunt
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Analysis

Don't dismiss cyber threat as an imaginary problem or political stunt

The Prime Minister faced questions over whether he was crying wolf when it emerged there was no single incident to trigger an alarm on cyber security.

  • by David Crowe
Serial conman attacked servers of international media organisations 'because of one story'
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Crime

Serial conman attacked servers of international media organisations 'because of one story'

Kamyar Jahanrakhshan launched an obsessive campaign to have the stories about his earlier crimes removed from news sites.

  • by Lucy Cormack
Big Footy data breach exposed private details of up to 100,000 users
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Information security

Big Footy data breach exposed private details of up to 100,000 users

An AFL fan site is contacting members after cyber security researchers found about 70 million records were exposed for download.

  • by Fiona Willan
Ex-Liberal Party staffer faces 51 new charges over alleged $13.5m identity theft
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Courts

Ex-Liberal Party staffer faces 51 new charges over alleged $13.5m identity theft

An alleged cyber fraudster has faced court charged with the identity takeover of more than 80 victims, some of whom lost their entire life savings.

  • by Lucy Cormack
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Hundreds of cyber attacks aimed at accessing bushfire funds, says Red Cross
Bushfire royal commission

Hundreds of cyber attacks aimed at accessing bushfire funds, says Red Cross

The Australian Red Cross has been hit by almost 900 cyber attacks attempting to access the $216 million raised in donations for bushfire victims.

  • by Megan Neil
BlueScope Steel says cyber 'incident' causing disruptions
Bluescope Steel

BlueScope Steel says cyber 'incident' causing disruptions

Australian steel producer Bluescope has told investors it has had to resort to manual operations in some segments of the business after a cyber attack.

  • by Emma Koehn
Service NSW emails hacked: customers' information accessed
Victor Dominello

Service NSW emails hacked: customers' information accessed

The Minister for Customer Service Victor Dominello has ordered a review into the matter by the Auditor-General.

  • by Laura Chung
Readers respond to the COVIDSafe app's launch
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Readers respond to the COVIDSafe app's launch

At least 5.3 million Australians have downloaded the COVIDSafe app but this take-up has not come without fierce debate and eventually some concessions by the government.

  • by Orietta Guerrera
China-linked hackers target WA Premier with sophisticated intrusion tool
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Mark McGowan

China-linked hackers target WA Premier with sophisticated intrusion tool

Premier Mark McGowan has ordered an investigation into a reported attempt by a sophisticated Chinese military-linked hacking outfit to access data in the Department of Premier and Cabinet.

  • by Nathan Hondros