Bleeping Computer: China-based threat actors have been targeting Australian government agencies and wind turbine fleets in the South China Sea by directing select individuals to a fake impersonating an Australian news media outlet.
IT News: Australia’s competition watchdog has partnered with the corporate regulator to trial automated takedowns of websites hosting phishing and other scams.
it News: As many as 50,000 members of Tasmanian-based industry super fund Spirit Super may have had their sensitive personal information compromised after a phishing attack earlier this month.
Money Management: Appearing at FINSIA's ‘The Regulators’ event, ASIC commissioner, Cathie Armour, said the case of RI Advice has brought cybersecurity into the public eye as it was the first of its kind in Australia.
Money Management: The Federal Court has found Australian Financial Services licensee, RI Advice, breached its license obligations to act efficiently and fairly when it failed to have adequate risk management systems to manage its cybersecurity risks.
ZDNet: Losses from Australians to investment scams increased by 90% to AU$103 million from the start of the year to March 20, with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission saying payments made to scammers are most often made in cryptocurrency.
ZDNet: The chief security officers of Australia's big four banks have likened combating cybersecurity attacks to playing a team sport.
IT Pro: Hackers could face up to 25 years in jail if found guilty of cyber offences against Australia’s critical infrastructure, under proposed changes introduced by the government.
IT News: Australia and the United Kingdom have signed a pact to crack down on state-based actors, ransomware groups and other "malign actors" that use cyber attacks to "undermine freedom and democracy".
Help New Security: Bugcrowd released a report which provides CIOs and CISOs valuable insight on ethical hackers and the economics of security research. New findings indicate a startling shift in the threat landscape with 8 out of 10 ethical hackers recently having identified a vulnerability they had never seen before.