Home Minister Clare O'Neil says Canberra plans to look at outlawing ransom payments to cyber criminals, after hackers, allegedly based in Russia, demanded $10 million to stop leaking data of almost a million Australians, including PM Albanese.
Some of the techniques the phishing attacks include are fake requests for donations and business email compromise (BEC) scams where they ask people to make payments in cryptocurrency.
The number of cybercrimes against children surged by 144 percent in 2020 and continues to rise since the switch to remote schooling.
Stronger digital security and offline backups as well as collectively targeting the laundering of the attacks' proceeds were identified as crucial steps in the fight at the summit.
The latest NSO Group hack reveals grievous abuse of democracy, but this is not the first time the Israeli-linked company has been used as a weapon to target people.
An increasing number of songs created by voice cloning technology are making rounds on the Internet. But fraudsters also enjoy using AI-generated voice clones.
US President Joe Biden’s first meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin since assuming office comes amid soaring tensions between Washington and Moscow, with both sides playing down the prospect of any major breakthroughs at the summit.
Police in six European countries, as well as Canada and the US, completed a joint operation to take control of Internet servers used to run and control the malware network.
The 17-year-old Tampa, Florida resident was arrested last week along with two others, aged 19 and 22, for hijacking dozens of high-profile Twitter accounts last month.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said in a media briefing that cyberattacks have targeted all levels of the government, political organisations, essential service providers and operators of other critical infrastructure.
Health care organisations are especially susceptible to schemes such as ransomware because "they are less likely to shut down their systems by refusing to pay," according to Tom Pendergast, member of a security and privacy training firm.
US Justice Department announced indictments of four members of China's People's Liberation Army for alleged involvement in the massive 2017 hack of the database of giant US credit rating agency Equifax.
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