Promoting the Active Defence Grid

Signature-based defence is no longer a sufficient standard for cyber security. Recent breaches at Target, Michael’s and Yahoo point to an alarming increase in the frequency, complexity and intensity of attacks on our networks. According to Chris Fedde, President of Hexis Cyber Solutions, it’s not just the organizations that are... Read more

FBI warns of further cyber attacks on retailers

  Finds 20 cases in 12 months. The FBI has warned US retailers to prepare for more cyber attacks after discovering about 20 hacking cases in the past year that involved the same kind of malicious software used against Target over Christmas. The US Federal Bureau of Investigation distributed a... Read more

13 defendants pleaded guilty of an attack on PayPal’s Website

  In December 2010, PayPal suspends its Wikileaks’ accounts in order to stop the anti-secrecy website from accessing and receiving donations. This decision was made in response to the publication of classified documents by Wikileaks. Finding the decision unfair, the “Anonymous” coordinated and executed a denial-of-service attacks against PayPal under... Read more

State to lead on Cyber Security Strategy

  The Victorian Coalition Government is taking action to develop a Victorian Government Cyber Security Strategy, to ensure Victoria is well placed to address cyber security issues now and into the future. Minister for Technology Gordon Rich-Phillips today announced that work will commence on a new strategy to strengthen alignment... Read more

FBI reveals US Government hacked by Anonymous

  Adobe flaw exploited. Activist hackers linked to the collective known as Anonymous have secretly accessed US government computers in multiple agencies and stolen sensitive information in a campaign that began almost a year ago, the FBI warned this week. The hackers exploited a flaw in Adobe software to launch... Read more

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