Staff at the Korea Internet and Security Agency in Seoul, South Korea monitor possible ransomware cyberattacks in May 2017.
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Like legitimate e-commerce, ransomware e-crime is increasing in scale, value and sophistication.
Cloud computing has become every-day tool, but its security is questionable. New methods are developed to prevent data breaches.
Cloud computing is on the rise, but so are questions about its security. This is why we need systems where the data itself enforces security, not just the cloud system within which it is contained.
There’s a global war going on, and a global arms race to go with it. It’s not a race for physical weapons, it’s a race to develop cyber weapons of psychological, emotional, financial and infrastructure attack.
Hostile foreign powers and even tech companies are not attacking us with bullets and bombs; they're doing it with bits and bytes. It's Cyber Security Awareness Month, so what to do about the third world war being waged in cyberspace?
Which hat would you wear?
The situation of Marcus Hutchins – hailed as a hero for stopping one malware attack but charged with being involved with another – highlights the ambiguity of hacker culture.
Cybersecurity jargon can be intimidating, but it needn’t be.
To protect ourselves online, we should all understand a few key terms.
It’s software: There’s always a way in.
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It can be useful to think of hackers as burglars and malicious software as their burglary tools. Both types of miscreants want to find ways into secure places and have many options for entry.
Not all hackers can be bad for an organisation: the white hat or ethical hacker can help.
Simply updating and patching an organisation's computer software may not be enough to fend off another cyber attack. You could engage an ethical hacker to help out.
‘No, I absolutely do not wish to change my password, thanks.’
If security advice from government agencies doesn't ring true, customers won't take it – which puts us all at risk.
Vladimir Putin, here with French President Francois Hollande, has big plans for Europe.
Kremlin Press Office
The Kremlin wants to build strong alliances with "pro-Russian" forces in the West. In France's upcoming election, Putin is placing his bets on two right-wing candidates for president.
Looking deep into computer activities.
Cyberdetectives look for digital doors or windows left unlocked, find electronic footprints in the dirt and examine malicious software for clues about who broke in, what they took and why.
The darknet, like the open internet, is not immune from illegal activity. But many darknet users are there in search of 'hacker ethics' values such as privacy and free speech.
How secure are you?
As gig work transitions online, knowing how to protect yourself and your devices has never been more important.
If only it were this easy.
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People who think like hackers have some really good ideas about how to protect digital privacy during turbulent times. We can learn from them.
The internet's architecture is under attack again as a huge denial of service attack takes out major sites in US and Europe.
The Australian government is vulnerable to cyberattacks, report says.
Here are some things Australia should do to protect itself from an increasingly weaponised internet.
Need you announce you’ve been hacked? The clock is ticking.
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LinkedIn, MySpace, Yahoo: Why does it take such a long time for companies to disclose that they have been hacked?
Russia is pressing its national interests online.
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The FBI is warning of Russian cyberattackers probing American election systems. Information warfare scholars discuss Russia's digital efforts to benefit its national interests.
Seeking a peaceful handover of power between parties and political opponents.
It's true that sophisticated hackers may be able to tilt the presidential election. But the more likely threat to democracy comes from sore losers who sow doubt about voting integrity.
Are online black markets this direct?
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What happens after a data breach? What does an attacker do with the information collected? And who wants it, anyway?
Cyber attacks represent a significant threat to Australia’s civil infrastructure.
The US and the UK realise the urgent need for serious investment in cybersecurity. So why is the Australian government taking the issue so lightly?