Aerial threat: why drone hacking could be bad news for the military

Padlokr –  Padlokr –  Are military drones a security threat to their own operators? Gorodenkoff/Shutterstock Mohiuddin Ahmed, Edith Cowan University and Paul Haskell-Dowland, Edith Cowan University Unmanned aerial vehicles, more…

Digital tech is the future, but a new report shows Australia risks being left in the past

Padlokr –  Padlokr –  Headway/Unsplash.com, CC BY-SA Shazia Sadiq, The University of Queensland and Thas Ampalavanapillai Nirmalathas, The University of Melbourne Digital technologies are now at the heart of our…

Exposed ransomware negotiations shed light on cybercrime, but complicate things for victims

Less than 48 hours before the deadline for Iowa-based grain cooperative New Cooperative to pay the BlackMatter ransomware group’s demands, negotiations seemed to take an interesting turn. BlackMatter, which has…

CISA, FBI, NSA warn of increased attacks involving Conti ransomware

The Department of Homeland Security’s cybersecurity agency, the FBI and National Security Agency urged organizations in an alert Wednesday to update their systems amid an increase in Conti ransomware attacks.…

Ransomware gang strikes Iowa agriculture business New Cooperative, the latest hack on food supply chain

The BlackMatter ransomware gang has struck an Iowa agricultural business, New Cooperative, and is demanding a $5.9 million ransom. Several security researchers first called attention to the hack on Monday,…