Using AI in agriculture could boost global food security – but we need to anticipate the risks

Padlokr –  Padlokr –  Asaf Tzachor, University of Cambridge As the global population has expanded over time, agricultural modernisation has been humanity’s prevailing approach to staving off famine. A variety…

Scoop: Australian Trading Giant ACY Securities Exposed 60GB of User Data

Upon being alerted by security researcher Anurag Sen, the company rubbished the sensitivity of the matter by labeling the exposed database as “an insignificant one.” Anurag Sen, a prominent IT…

Budget 2022: $9.9 billion towards cyber security aims to make Australia a key ‘offensive’ cyber player

Padlokr –  Padlokr –  Paul Haskell-Dowland, Edith Cowan University In the 2022 federal budget, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg launched a range of vote-winning initiatives – one of which included a breathtaking…

Analysis of well-known Iranian hacking group points to more purely financial attacks

Written by AJ Vicens May 12, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP An analysis of a well-known Iranian hacking operation that’s previously blurred the line between espionage and extortion suggests that the group…

U.S., allies warn of rising recent and future attacks on managed service providers

Written by AJ Vicens May 11, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Cybersecurity authorities in the U.S., U.K., Australia, Canada and New Zealand released a joint advisory Wednesday warning that they “expect malicious…

UK, EU, US formally blame Russia for Viasat satellite hack before Ukraine invasion

Written by AJ Vicens May 10, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP The European Union and the United Kingdom formally blamed the Russian government for the Feb. 24 hack of satellite modems in…

Australian police unsuccessfully seek to have hosting company pull down leaked data website

Written by AJ Vicens May 5, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP An investigator with the Australian Federal Police this week asked an Icelandic hosting company to pull down a website dedicated to…

Anonymous Leak 82GB of Police Emails Against Australia’s Offshore Detention

In total, Anonymous leaked 285,635 confidential emails belonging to the Nauru Police Force of the tiny Nauru Island infamously known for being used by Australia as an offshore refugee detention…

FBI arrests 65 in BEC scams that took $51 million from U.S. businesses

Written by Tonya Riley Mar 30, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP The FBI and global partners carried out an operation that resulted in the arrest of 65 U.S. individuals that allegedly scammed…

Iranian government-backed hackers target critical infrastructure with ransomware, US says

Written by Tim Starks Nov 17, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP U.S., U.K. and Australian cyber agencies on Wednesday accused Iranian government-sponsored hacking groups of exploiting Microsoft and Fortinet vulnerabilities this year…