Reversing UK Confidence Crash Requires Policy U-Turn: Economists | #government | #hacking | #cyberattack

Rock-bottom investor confidence in Britain will only recover if finance minister Kwasi Kwarteng scraps the economic plan that unleashed such turmoil in financial markets, leading economists, investors and banks warned on Tuesday. The pound touched an all-time low of $1.0327 on Monday and British government bonds sold off at a…

read more

Government flags new cybersecurity laws and increase in fines after Optus breach | Optus | #government | #hacking | #cyberattack

The Albanese government will pursue “very substantial” reforms in the wake of the massive Optus data breach, including increasing penalties under the Privacy Act that are currently capped at $2.2m. As the government flags it will push ahead with legislative changes, hundreds of public servants from the Australian Signals Directorate,…

read more

Inside Robert Anderson Jr.’s Journey From FBI Exec to Cyber Defense Labs CEO | #government | #hacking | #cyberattack

“War? Is this an act of war?” Robert Anderson Jr. wondered, after being briefed that the North Korean government allegedly infiltrated and exposed Sony Pictures Entertainment’s confidential business records. He was just a year removed from indicting Edward Snowden on acts of espionage. And now, more shit was hitting the fan. “When the guano hits the…

read more

Optus, Australian government clash over cyber attack amid reports of hacker retreat | #government | #hacking | #cyberattack

Australian media report hackers have backtracked from their ransom demand of $1 million in cryptocurrency for not releasing sensitive data SYDNEY, Australia – Australia’s No. 2 telecoms firm Optus, hit by a massive cyber attack, faced a barrage of criticism on Tuesday, September 27, with the government accusing it of trying to conceal…

read more

Water utility cyber investments stymied by unfunded mandates, fiscal pressures | #government | #hacking | #cyberattack

Locally run water utilities need more financial help from the federal government to stave off cyberthreats, as well as more expertise and assistance from security experts, witnesses told lawmakers last week. Several witnesses at the House Homeland Security Committee hearing bemoaned the effects of unfunded federal mandates, which stretch local…

read more

Health system CISOs offer tips for building cybersecurity ‘muscle memory’ | #government | #hacking | #cyberattack

By focusing on broader incident response training efforts – which involves medical, operational and other teams – as part of overall emergency preparedness programs, healthcare providers will be better positioned to maintain and deliver patient care when systems are breached and potentially disabled following a cyberattack. Cyber attacks risk patient…

read more

USP hit by cyber-attacks daily: Vanualailai – FBC News | #government | #hacking | #cyberattack

The University of the South Pacific’s Acting Vice Chancellor Education, Professor Jito Vanualailai has revealed that their networks are hit by cyber-attacks on a daily basis. Professor Vanualailai highlighted this during the University’s submission on the Convention on Cybercrime before the Standing Committee this morning. Vanualailai says they are being…

read more

Australia politics live: Anthony Albanese meets Japanese PM ahead of Shinzo Abe funeral | Optus | #government | #hacking | #cyberattack

Anthony Albanese meets Japanese PM ahead of Shinzo Abe funeral Anthony Albanese has held a bilateral meeting with Japan’s prime minister Fumio Kishida while he is in Tokyo for Shinzo Abe’s funeral. His office has released the public opening remarks: Well, thank you very much for the welcome on my…

read more

NASA DART mission begins; Optus breach sparks online data dump; Lidia Thorpe abusive behaviour alleged; community grant review released; federal ICAC to investigate third parties | #government | #hacking | #cyberattack

Australia has been urged to stock up on COVID-19 vaccines and be ready to quickly roll them out if a new, more dangerous variant emerges. Professor Jane Halton’s review of vaccine procurement during the pandemic recommends more doses from a wider range of sources be ordered for 2023. Professor Jane…

read more

Hackers release data in Optus breach – myGC.com.au | #government | #hacking | #cyberattack

The sensitive details of 10,000 Australian customers have reportedly been released by the hackers behind last week’s massive Optus data breach. The illegally obtained information includes passport and driver’s licence numbers, dates of birth and home addresses, according to cyber security researcher and writer Jeremy Kirk from ISMG Corp. Mr…

read more

Gov commits ‘hundreds’ of people to Optus hack response – Security – Telco/ISP | #government | #hacking | #cyberattack

The government has committed “hundreds” of public servants from several agencies to the aftermath of the Optus hack and data breach, with the law enforcement effort codenamed ‘Operation Hurricane’. Home Affairs minister Clare O’Neil revealed the resourcing commitments in parliament on Monday afternoon. “Very substantial support has been provided by…

read more

Russia plans “massive cyberattacks” on critical infrastructure, Ukraine warns | #government | #hacking | #cyberattack

gwengoat | Getty Images The Ukrainian government on Monday warned that the Kremlin is planning to carry out “massive cyberattacks” targeting power grids and other critical infrastructure in Ukraine and in the territories of its allies. “By the cyberattacks, the enemy will try to increase the effect of missile strikes…

read more

How Russian intelligence hacked the encrypted emails of former MI6 boss Richard Dearlove | #government | #hacking | #cyberattack

A Russian cyber attack group has been targeting politicians, journalists, and military and intelligence officials across Britain and Europe for at least seven years, and may have stockpiled access to and data from target computers and phones for future operations, according to data analysed by Computer Weekly. The group’s greatest…

read more

YouTube sites in Korea being hacked by crypto promoters | #government | #hacking | #cyberattack

A person uses a laptop. [SHUTTERSTOCK]   Big-name YouTube channels — including those run by the Korean government, broadcasting companies and a popular hip-hop label — have fallen victim to hackers’ attack due primarily to loose security.     The YouTube channel of the Korean government was hacked around 3…

read more

Pro-centralization Russian president grants citizenship to Edward Snowden: Report | #government | #hacking | #cyberattack

Russian President Vladimir Putin reportedly granted citizenship to United States National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden, who had been residing in the country since 2013. According to a Monday report from Reuters, Putin signed a decree effectively changing Snowden’s legal status in Russia from a permanent resident to citizen. The…

read more