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Fed up with phishing?

Would you ‘click here’ and enter your bank account or credit card numbers, passwords or birthdate because you received an email or text that looks like it’s from a bank or government department? If you answered ‘yes’, … read more

UK NCSC releases second Annual Review

On its second anniversary, the United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), has published its second Annual Review, highlighting the sustained threat to the UK from hostile state actors and cyber criminals. The report, released on Tuesday 16 … read more

Business email compromise, a fast growing scam

The Melbourne Joint Cyber Security Centre (JCSC) hosted a two-hour seminar yesterday on Business Email Compromises (BECs), which many cyber security experts consider to be the major current cybercrime threat to business. The seminar provided information to … read more

A curious mind - CYSCA 2018

Australia’s flagship national cyber security challenge wrapped up in Melbourne yesterday after a record number of Australian tertiary students battled to reverse real-world cyber threats around Australia. Defending champion the University of New South … read more

Reversing the threat of cyber crime together

In a show of strength to reverse the threat of cybercrime for all Australians, members of the business, government and cyber security community gathered for national Stay Smart Online Week 2018 in Melbourne today to share information about the latest … read more

Stay Smart Online. Reverse the Threat.

Each year the number of Australians impacted by cybercriminals continues to rise. In 2017, over 6 million adult Australians were impacted by cybercrime - that’s one in every four Australians1. This is a statistic that needs to be reversed. At a time when … read more

Women in security, 'You can't be what you can't see'

‘A masterclass in national security’ is how many participants have described the Women in National Security Conference hosted by the Australian National University’s (ANU) National Security College (NSC) in Canberra last week. Secretary of … read more

Beware of phishing after Cathay Pacific data theft

Scammers often take advantage of incidents to trick people into sharing personal or financial information. Cathay Pacific Airways Limited announced last week that there had been ‘unauthorised access’ to passenger data of approximately 9.4 million … read more

Investigations continue into Facebook security issue

We recently reported a security issue affecting an estimated 50M Facebook user accounts, between July 2017 and September 2018. Over the weekend, Facebook issued an update reporting that fewer people were impacted by the theft of access tokens than originally … read more

Attribution of a pattern of malicious cyber activity to Russia

The Australian Government has joined international partners to condemn a pattern of malicious cyber activity by Russia targeting political, business, media and sporting institutions worldwide. The Prime Minister, the Hon Scott Morrison MP and the Foreign … read more

Canadian Centre for Cyber Security launches

This week the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security (CCCS) officially began operations. The new Centre will support a unified approach to cyber security and build community awareness and education. It will provide expert advice, guidance, services and support on … read more

Facebook security issue affects 50M user accounts

The ACSC is aware of a security issue affecting 50 million Facebook user accounts. A flaw in the “View As” feature allowed attackers to steal Facebook access tokens, which could be used to take over user’s accounts. Access tokens are the … read more