The Australian government has promised to crack down on companies that aren’t prepared to defend themselves against cyber crime, but their proposed new laws may offer those same businesses a reprieve.
Prolific and highly profitable, LockBit provides ransomware as a service. Aspiring cybercriminals sign up to the scheme, and the group takes a cut. Here’s how it works.
AI-generated faces are now readily available, and have been used in identity fraud, catfishing and cyber warfare.
Port operator DP World handles roughly 40% of Australia’s sea freight. Over the weekend its ports were disrupted by what appears to be a malicious, targeted cyberattack.
There are different tactics that governments can use to block the internet, some more sophisticated than others.
We need to be mindful of the potential short- and medium-term risks of AI.
AI could allow cybercriminals to operate with greater efficiency, targeting more people at once.
Check fraud is one of history’s oldest financial crimes and criminals are finding new ways to use it to steal billions from banks.
Cyber bank fraud is on the rise. Here are some important ways to protect yourself.
The Five Eyes alliance is critical to hunting and detecting foreign cyber actors, but tends to work in secret.
The Snake network has been detected in more than 50 countries, including Australia.
Many children and adolescents fall victim to online exploitation, but there are some steps parents can take to protect their children online.
A new proposal aims to prevent SMS scams by introducing a national SMS sender ID registry.
How to know if your computers are infected for use in a distributed denial of service attack.
Beyond neutralising the cybercriminals behind the Medibank breach, the taskforce will also seek out and attack other potential threats.
Banning cyber ransom payments might help ward off attacks, but there are some cases where organisations feel intense pressure to pay up.
In a viscous cycle, it’s also becoming harder to get cyberinsurance.
It’s reported the stolen data of more than one million Australians have already been leaked – and more is expected.
A well-known cybercrime group has threatened to release the data should the ransom not be paid.
Cyber crime is arguably the top risk now facing any business. But things need to change if cyber-insurance is to be viable for most.