Fraudsters are using sophisticated scams that mimic government messages to dud Australians out of millions of dollars. Here’s what to watch out for and the plan to stop them.
Unsuspecting Australians are being dudded out of millions of dollars online. Here’s what you need to watch out for.
Classified scientific operations and Australia’s work in the search for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 are contained in the Chinese database designed for ‘hybrid warfare’. This is what the data leak means for you.
Dan Tehan says evidence of a Chinese database amassing information on 35,000 Australians – including children – is ‘deeply concerning’ and confirmed local intelligence agencies would be investigating.
Defence Minister Linda Reynolds has warned Australia is in a “grey zone” between “peace and war” with “more than one” State-based actor taking aim.
Australia has new guidelines for smart home devices in a bid to make them less susceptible to hacking. But there are fears they don’t go far enough.
Australia’s government departments of Defence, Health and Home Affairs are risking their websites being hijacked by criminals, who want taxpayers’ private data. This is how it works.`
The boss of one of Australia’s top security agencies says ‘the threat to our way of life is more real today than at any time I have known in my career’.
They come from all walks of life but these celebrities have at least one thing in common: they all messed up on social media.
WA businesses have been scammed millions of dollars through increasingly sophisticated ploys this year as hackers capitalise on vulnerabilities exposed by COVID-19, new Bankwest data shows.
New defamation laws could see cases settled in cafes instead of court in a bid to tackle the rise in minor squabbles ignited on social media.
Everything from our location to our private messages could be at risk from leaky, foreign apps, amid calls for bans and new laws to protect Australian data.
Homegrown cyber security software that could have stopped the 2016 attack on the Australian Census website is expected to hit the WA market within months.
Danielle Le Messurier
Thousands have been ripped off after having their details pinched under sophisticated, and basic, data-harvesting campaigns.
Ben HarveyChief Reporter
A platform to share information on cyber threats will be developed with federal funding to help Australian businesses prepare to defend against attacks.
China has lashed out at accusations it is behind wide-ranging cyber attacks on Australia, claiming those pointing the finger are driven by questionable motives.
Tamsin Rose, Clare Armstrong, Staff writers, AAP
The latest industrial-scale cyber attack on Australia was almost identical to one on federal parliament last year, as it’s revealed the NSW government was a major target of the ‘state-based cyber actor’.
Australian businesses and consumers have been warned they will fall victim to ‘sophisticated’ cyber warfare unless they take action in the next 48 hours. Here’s what you should do.
Five government and security experts have pinpointed China as the country behind wide scale espionage on Australia’s shores and the attacks aren’t over yet.
A top Australian cyber security analyst said a major attack on the nation could be linked to one on the WA Department of the Premier and Cabinet, understood to be by Chinese hackers.
Australia is currently under attack by what the PM calls 'a sophisticated state-based cyber actor'.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is under unprecedented pressure to police dangerous posts on the social network, but experts say he’ll refuse to make meaningful changes.
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg is poised to get hugely increased powers to stop foreigners from buying Australian businesses or assets in deals that might endanger national security.
The CIA has joined the chorus of voices around the world accusing the World Health Organisation of bowing to pressure from China to delay COVID warnings.
Nathan Vass in New York, Clare Armstrong, AAP
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