Pierluigi Paganini January 11, 2023
Gootkit Loader campaign targets Australian Healthcare Industry

Threat actors are targeting organizations in the Australian healthcare sector with the Gootkit malware loader. Trend Micro researchers warn that Gootkit Loader is actively targeting the Australian healthcare industry. The experts analyzed a series of attacks and discovered that Gootkit leveraged SEO poisoning for its initial access and abused legitimate tools like VLC Media Player. […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 18, 2022
Fire and rescue service in Victoria, Australia, confirms cyber attack

The fire and rescue service in the state of Victoria, Australia, has shut down its network and turned to operating manually after a cyberattack. The fire and rescue service in the state of Victoria (FRV), Australia, has shut down its network after a cyber attack launched by “an external third party.”  Fire Rescue Victoria acting […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 19, 2020
Nation-state actors target Australia, Government warns

A state-based actor is launching cyber attacks against government, public services and businesses, Australia ‘s prime minister said. Australia ‘s prime minister Scott Morrison said that a “state-based actor” is targeting government, public services, and businesses. Warning Australians of “specific risks” and an increased frequency of attacks, The Australian government is working on “specific risks” […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 08, 2019
Hackers broke into Australia’s Parliament Computer Network

Australia’s parliament confirmed that is investigating a suspicious security incident that affected its computer network. Australia announced an ongoing investigation on unspecified ‘security incident’ in the federal parliament’s computer network. “Following a security incident on the parliamentary computing network, a number of measures have been implemented to protect the network and its users,” parliamentary authorities […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 25, 2018
Australia banned Huawei from 5G network due to security concerns

Chinese-owned telecommunications firm Huawei has been banned from Australia’s 5G network due to security concerns. The Australian government considers risky the involvement of Huawei for the rolling out of next-generation 5G communication networks. Huawei Australia defined the decision disappointing. We have been informed by the Govt that Huawei & ZTE have been banned from providing 5G technology to Australia. […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 12, 2016
ACSC Report – Australian Bureau of Meteorology hacked by foreign spies

A report published by the Australian Cyber Security Centre confirmed the Australian Bureau of Meteorology hack was powered by foreign cyber spies. In December 2015 the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) revealed that a supercomputer operated by Australialian Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) was hit by a cyber attack. The Bureau of Meteorology is Australia’s national weather, climate, […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 29, 2016
The Network of NewSat satellite telco firm was the ‘most corrupted’ of ever

The Network of NewSat satellite firm was the ‘most corrupted’ of ever, it was hacked by foreign hackers and it had interception kit in its data centre. The story demonstrates the high interest of spy agencies in hacking communication systems. Once upon a time, the Australian satellite company was deeply hacked by cyber spies that […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 05, 2016
Australian NSW Government Department of Resources and Energy under attack. Is it Chinese cyber espionage?

According to the NSW Government Department of Resources and Energy Chinese hackers have launched a malware-based attack on its network in December. The Australian NSW Government Department of Resources and Energy revealed that in December 2015 unknown hackers targeted its systems. In the same period, the organization was launching a number of important projects, including […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 13, 2015
Vodafone Australia has hacked a Fairfax journalist’s phone

The Telecommunications giant Vodafone denies ‘improper behaviour’ after its employee accessed Natalie O’Brien’s phone records to discover its sources. Vodafone Australia has admitted it hacked a journalist’s phone records for espionage purpose. The company was trying to discover the sources for journalist’s stories, but Vodafone denies any “improper behaviour”. The journalist is Natalie O’Brien and in […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 04, 2015
Australian 19 year-old who hacked Microsoft and US Army is fugitive

An Australian teenager who hacked Microsoft, Valve and the US Army has left the Australia. The Interpol is searching for him in Europe. An Australian teenager, who had allegedly hacked into Microsoft and the US Army websites left Australia to escape the capture. The Australian authorities have informed the Interpol, which is involved in the research […]