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Australia Unveils Ransomware Action Plan to Combat Cyberattacks

With rising state-sponsored ransomware operators and attacks becoming widespread, the Australian government has announced a Ransomware Action Plan to tackle the rising cyberthreats. The...

Australia, U.K., and U.S. Come Together in a Trilateral Security Partnership

While the cyberthreat landscape is crossing boundaries, multiple nations are coming together to safeguard the cybersecurity landscape. Australia, the U.K., and the U.S. recently...

Australia Passes Surveillance Legislation (Identify and Disrupt) Amendment Bill 2020

Australia is constantly trying to boost its cybersecurity capabilities to mitigate rising threats of remote access scams and identity thefts. The government recently passed...

Cybersecurity Posture of Commonwealth Entities Continues to Improve: Report

Last year, owing to the rapid surge in cybercriminal activities in Australia, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced that the country had allocated a budget...

Identity Theft Scams in Australia Increased by 84% in 2020: ACCC...

Amid evolving cybersecurity threats during the pandemic and the fear of compliance audit failure, a research released in October 2020 by cybersecurity firm Thycotic...

Night Blood: A Global Ransomware Campaign Run by APT Group TA505

The TA505, a Russian-speaking APT group, created a buzz early last year with a devastating ransomware attack on the Maastricht University (UM) in the...

NSW Government Proposes Mandatory Notification of Data Breach Scheme

The organizations in New South Wales (NSW), Australia, would mandatorily need to report data breaches to the law enforcement authorities. The NSW government recently...

Telstra Service Provider Hit with a Cyberattack; Tens of Thousands of...

Keeping a close eye on the rising number of phishing attacks on Australians amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, in September 2020, Telstra launched a pilot...

Chinese State-sponsored Cybercriminals Got an “Evil Eye” on Uyghur Community

Threat intelligence analysts from Facebook disrupted cyber espionage campaigns by Chinese state-sponsored cybercriminal groups. Tracked as “Earth Empusa” or “Evil Eye,” the criminal group is allegedly...

How Australia Plans to Thwart Ransomware Attacks in the Country

Ever since ransomware attacks in the country increased, the Australian government stepped up its cybersecurity standards to thwart cyberattacks. Committed to the same, the...

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