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

New Zealand Passes Telecoms Interception Bill for Spying on Email, Texts, Calls

  The New Zealand Parliament has passed a new law, requiring telecommunication companies to allow intelligence agencies to access their subscriber’s emails, calls and texts. Under the Telecommunications Interceptions and Security Capability Bill, companies will need to consult with the spy agency doing the eavesdropping. The new law will compel... Read more

Cyber spying risks the future of the internet

  Cyber espionage between nations has reached such damaging levels it risks not only the trust between friendly countries, but the future of the internet itself. That is the view of Eugene Kaspersky, the ebullient chief executive of Russian security firm Kaspersky Labs, who is in Canberra this week to... Read more

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