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#Cyber Security

World

World

Porn Hacker Sentenced To More Than Six Years In Prison

1 min read

A hacker who blackmailed porn users in what is being described as the UK's "most serious case of cyber crime" has been sentenced to six years and five months in prison.

World

World

Thousands Protest Against Russia's Plan To Unplug From The Internet

2 min read

Up to 15,000 demonstrators took to the streets of Moscow on Sunday to rally against tighter internet restrictions, in some of the biggest protests in the Russian capital in years.

Crime

Crime

The Young Girl Lured To Her Death Via A Smartphone App

3 min read

Two unlikely suspects will spend the next 50 years in jail for luring a young girl to her death via a smartphone app.

National

National

Eye In The Sky? Some Australian Planes Also Have Cameras In Their Seat-Back Screens

2 min read

Cameras pointed at passengers have been found on some in-flight entertainment systems, sparking concerns about who might be watching.

Crime

Crime

Cyber Ransom Attacks On The Rise, As Toyota And Melbourne Hospital Become Latest Victims

4 min read

A major Melbourne hospital and car manufacturer Toyota have had their systems infiltrated by hackers. 

Crime

Crime

How A Huge Dark Web Mail Order Drug Ring Operated

2 min read

With pods of dolphins swimming by, a beach-side cottage on the sand in the quiet NSW village of Callala Bay is hardly the place you’d think police would make one of their “most significant” cybercrime arrests.

World

World

Why Russia Is About To Switch Off The Internet

2 min read

Russia is planning to briefly disconnect from cyberspace to test its cyber-defences.

National

National

Big Brother Is Watching (But It's Not The One You Need Worry About)

2 min read

We all know by now that if you walk down most streets in our capital cities you are being watched on camera. But it could be happening in your own home, and cybercriminals are using your devices against you.

National

National

The 'Canary In The Coalmine' Link Between Terrorism And Trolling

6 min read

When Melbourne lawyer Josh Bornstein woke up one Friday morning in April 2015, his Twitter feed had gone nuclear.

National

National

Staggering $3.7 Billion Cost Of Online Abuse 'Barely Scratches The Surface'

3 min read

Online harassment and cyberhate has cost Australians up to $3.7 billion dollars, a new report from the Australia Institute has found.

Jarryd Bartle

Jarryd Bartle

The UK Is Blocking Online Porn To Under 18s. Could It Happen Here?

3 min read

From April 2019, all internet access to pornography in the UK will be blocked unless users can confirm they are over the age of 18.

News

News

Are Parents Responsible For Their Child's Bullying?

5 min read

Cyberbullying peaks when students are on summer break, but parents are leaving teachers to deal with the fallout when the school year resumes, educators and experts say.

Tech

Tech

"Donald" Joins The List For Worst Passwords

2 min read

One of the basics of computer security is to pick passwords that are tough for hackers to break, yet computer users continue to rely on easily guessed terms like "123456."

Sorin Toma

Sorin Toma

Online Users Are The Cash Cows Milked By Google, Amazon And Facebook

3 min read

Some say it was necessary.

Sorin Toma

Sorin Toma

The Grinch Is Trying To Hack Your Christmas. Here's How To Stop It.

3 min read

Hackers love Christmas. It’s the one time of the year guaranteed to draw inexperienced shoppers online, like flies into their dark web.

Exclusive

Exclusive

Cybersex Predator Specifically Targeting Young Aussie Muslim Girls

4 min read

An online sex predator is using Instagram and followers of a popular Sydney shop to dupe young Australian Muslim girls into sharing explicit and degrading photos and videos of themselves.

Katina Michael

Katina Michael

What To Do If A Border Agent Demands Access To Your Phone

4 min read

Imagine returning home to Australia or New Zealand after a long-haul flight, exhausted and red-eyed.

Politics

Politics

Australia Condemns 'Malicious' Russia Over Hacking

2 min read

Australia has called out "malicious" cyber activity from Russia's military, backing British accusations that the government has targeted politics, business and media.

Tech

Tech

Millions Of Marriages Could Be In Trouble Due To Facebook's Latest Security Breach

3 min read

Hackers have gained access to Facebook yet again, this time potentially exposing the private messages and photos of almost 100 million users.

Tech

Tech

'Massive Power Grab': Privacy Experts Lash Gov't Encryption Proposals

4 min read

"The legislation is very specifically saying it's not a back door, while simultaneously ensuring they install multiple side doors and windows."

Views

Views

It's Way Too Easy For Hackers To Watch Your Kids Online At School

3 min read

As a parent, it scares me to think that someone might be watching my kids at school. Waiting. Scanning. 

Politics

Politics

The Five Biggest My Health Dramas Of The Week

5 min read

Doctors, police and government at odds over privacy and access to health information.

Views

Views

Why I'm Opting Out Of My Health Record, And You Should Too

3 min read

The opt-out period for My Health Record begins Monday and I, like many of my IT and privacy knowledgeable colleagues, have opted out as fast as I could.

News

News

Chinese Hackers Hit ANU In Major Cyber Attack

1 min read

Chinese hackers have breached ANU's IT system

Tech

Tech

Laws Can't Protect Kids From Online Game Abuse

4 min read

Around 200,000 young Australians have been abused or cyberbullied while playing online games in the past 12 months.

Views

Views

Hackers Are Helping Themselves To Your Medical Records

3 min read

The ‘Dark Web’ sounds like something invented by Hollywood; the title of a B-grade science fiction movie.

Views

Views

Would You Trade Your Child's Privacy For A Few Likes?

3 min read

Respecting kids' rights to future privacy is paramount.

News

News

Facebook Reveals Just How Good It Is At Moderating The Content We See

4 min read

In a first-of-its-kind report, Facebook has revealed it's far better at policing content containing graphic violence, gratuitous nudity and even terrorist propaganda than it is at weeding out hate speech.