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12296561270?profile=RESIZE_400xA cyberattack that caused port operations to grind to a halt at four container terminals should be subject to a federal probe as a union pushes for DP World to reveal what it knew about the risks.  The Dubai-controlled stevedore, which handles 40% of the nation's international freight, closed its Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Fremantle port operations after detecting a breach on November 10.  Trucks were left idling at port gates and the transfer of 30,000 containers was delayed, with the back

12202194684?profile=RESIZE_400xA cyber-attack on Australian utility company, Energy One Limited (EOL), could have international impact with the firm’s corporate systems in the UK, which was also affected.  The company, a global supplier of software and services to the wholesale energy market, confirmed that it had taken steps to limit the impact of the incident and had alerted both the Australian Cyber Security Centre and “certain UK authorities.”

According to a document signed by Andrew Bonwick, Board Chairman of EOL, it was

12127003474?profile=RESIZE_400xThe Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) says some of its files were stolen in a ransomware attack on law firm HWL Ebsworth

One of the largest law firms in Australia, HWL Ebsworth, says in an incident notice on its website that it became aware of the incident on 28 April 2023, after the ALPHV_BlackCat ransomware gang boasted about the hack, and that it immediately informed the Australian authorities and started investigating the incident.[1]


11026551884?profile=RESIZE_400xTasmania's Tafe system, the state's Teachers Registration Board and the office of the Commissioner for Children and Young People have been caught up in a recent Tasmanian government data breach, but a security expert says reporting about hack needs to be measured.

On 7 April, the Tasmanian government said 16,000 documents had been released online after hackers accessed data from the Department of Education, Children and Young People through the third-party file transfer service GoAnywhere MFT. 

10972510291?profile=RESIZE_400xThe Canadian military has discovered Chinese spy buoys in the Arctic which allegedly are monitoring US submarines and melting ice sheets.  Such "activity is not new,” Canadian defense minister said in recent televised remarks, implying that China has been engaging in surveillance efforts in the region for some time.[1]  Russia has long sought an Arctic trade route to create shorter vessel travel to Europe.  Seems the Chinese may have the same idea, and oh; spy on its adversaries.

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10966778259?profile=RESIZE_400xBack in the 1960’s there was a popular American TV derived band called the Monkees.  Then in Australia, there was first ‘The Three Drunk Monkey’s’ – now it’s just called The Monkey’s.  The Monkey’s is a creative solutions company that create advertising, entertainment and technology products.  Monkey clients include The University of Sydney, Telstra, IKEA, UBank and Parmalat.   The Monkey’s are now working close with Telstra in a new device cyber security campaign.[1] 

When it comes to the cyber

10841022296?profile=RESIZE_400xThere has been a very disturbing trend of criminal hackers targeting healthcare providers and directly at hospitals.  The NHS system in the UK was recently attacked, numerous healthcare and hospitals in the US and now in Australia.  What was once a “white collar crime” of only attacking financial institutions, these cyber-attacks are compromising the health and safety of people around the globe.  Health insurer Medibank Private says it has been hit by a cyber-attack. 


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This past week, the Australian telecoms company Optus is coming under fire for a breach of customer data.  Optus’ initial press release regarding this breach went out on 21 September 2022, informing customers that services were not affected and that they were investigating a possible breach [1].  Optus has subsequently release further updates, including informing customers that they will be contacted if their data was compromised.  In addition, Optus will be offering the Equifax Protect servi

9704153466?profile=RESIZE_400xActivity Summary - Week Ending 15 October 2021:

  • Red Sky Alliance identified 37, 307 connections from new IP’s checking in with our Sinkholes
  • Analysts identified 1,873 new IP addresses participating in various botnets
  • Sality remains the top Malware Variant at 33,705 times seen
  • AtomSilo targeting Confluence
  • FamousSparrow and Hotels
  • BloodyStealer
  • Another .edu Hit in the UK
  • Pointing a Finger at China
  • Spanish Melia Hotels hacked
  • Afghan Telcom Roshan

Link to full report: IR-21-288-001_weekly_288.pdf

9621574087?profile=RESIZE_400xThe Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) has signaled its commitment to cybersecurity by announcing a dedicated new group that will promote best practices and shared standards.  The announcement came after the first-ever in-person meeting of the Quad, which comprises the US, India, Japan, and Australia in an alliance of democratic nations designed to counter Chinese aggression.

A White House briefing on the leaders’ summit detailed multiple areas of cooperation between the four nations, from C