Australia could become one of the world’s strongest cyber nations – but the success of the new strategy will come down to the details.
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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.
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.
Cyberspace is a battlefield in modern conflicts – and combatants must follow international humanitarian law to protect civilians.
A laptop is one of car thieves’ go-to tools.
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Thieves are trading their pry bars for laptops and wireless devices to steal cars that nowadays rely on remotes and computer networks.
The Five Eyes alliance is critical to hunting and detecting foreign cyber actors, but tends to work in secret.
This orbiting museum in the show ‘Star Trek: Picard’ plays a key role in fending off a futuristic form of cyberattack.
‘Star Trek: Picard’ is set 400 years in the future, but, like most science fiction, it deals with issues in the here and now. The show’s third and final season provides a lens on cybersecurity.
The federal government has a lot of cybersecurity resources, but the private sector plays a key role in national cyber defense.
The new National Cybersecurity Strategy reiterates the government’s focus on resilient infrastructure and taking the offensive against hackers. But it also brings a fresh approach to the private sector.
Hackers are just one part of a supply chain in a multimillion-dollar black market for stolen data.
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The hacker who steals your data is just one part of an illicit supply chain featuring producers, wholesalers, distributors and consumers – a black-market industry worth millions of dollars.
Peiter “Mudge” Zatko was Twitter’s security chief. What he claims he found there is a security nightmare.
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Former Twitter security chief alleges in a whistleblower complaint gross security malpractice, with many employees having access to the social media platform’s code as well as user data.
Your digital footprints can give hackers clues about you that they can use to trick you.
One of a hacker’s most valuable tools is the phishing attack, and you might be unwittingly making the hacker’s job easier by leaving useful information about you online.
As missiles rain down on Ukraine’s telecommunications infrastructure, including Kyiv’s TV tower, hackers have been attacking in cyberspace.
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Russian hackers have been attacking Ukraine for years, but with help from US government agencies, businesses and universities, Ukraine’s cyber defenses have grown stronger.
There is little evidence that Russia has coordinated cyber operations with conventional military operations in Ukraine.
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Cyberattacks can be devastating, just not on the battlefield, according to researchers who looked at 10 years of armed conflicts around the world.
There’s an alleged global network of cyber activists operating under the Anonymous name. Knowing who is responsible for what will become increasingly difficult as more cyber attacks happen.
Defending against cyberattacks increasingly means looking for patterns in large amounts of data – a task AI was made for.
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Artificial intelligence is emerging as a key cybersecurity tool for both attackers and defenders.
The Department of Justice indicted six officers of Russia’s GRU military intelligence service in October 2020 on charges of hacking and deploying malware.
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Russia probably has the means to attack US electrical grids and otherwise create havoc but probably won’t go that far. Instead, watch for disinformation aimed at undermining the US and NATO.
Shortly after taking office, President Biden declared that the the U.S. would no longer roll over in the face of Russian cyberattacks.
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The US has made a dent in Russian cyber criminal gangs. But tensions with Russia and the shadowy nature of hacking keep the threat level high.
A vulnerability in Log4j, a humble but widespread piece of software, has put millions of computers at risk.
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Log4Shell is the latest hacker exploit rocking the internet, and it’s arguably the worst yet. The vulnerability is in an obscure piece of software used on millions of computers.
Biomedical research relies on large amounts of genomic data, which has to be protected from revealing people’s identities.
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Keeping biomedical data private is important, but so is sharing it for research. Game theory can help researchers accomplish both.
Chances are some of your data has already been stolen, but that doesn’t mean you should shrug data breaches off.
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Data breaches have become a fact of life. Here are articles from The Conversation that detail the threat, why it happens and what you can do to protect yourself.