NSW government casual recruiter suffers ransomware hit

IT recruitment firm Finite Recruitment has confirmed it experienced a cyber incident in October, which resulted in a “small subset” of the company’s data being downloaded and published on the…

US Senate passes Bill to ban goods produced from Uyghur forced labour

The US Senate on Thursday unanimously passed a Bill banning the import of all goods, including technology, produced in the Chinese region of Xinjiang to penalise the Chinese government for…

Meta takes down 7 hacking-for-hire operations that targeted 50,000 users

Written by Tonya Riley Dec 16, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP Meta removed seven “surveillance-for-hire” organizations that used Facebook to target at least 50,000 individuals across 100 countries for surveillance operations, some…

US and Australia Enter CLOUD Act Agreement

US and Australia Enter CLOUD Act Agreement The United States has entered into an agreement with Australia to share electronic data so as to facilitate the investigation of serious crimes. …

Ransomware Attackers Have ‘Industry Standards’ Too

Security Intelligence – Security Intelligence – Ransomware Attackers Have ‘Industry Standards’ Too Ransomware attackers are creating ‘industry standards’ and using them to define an ideal target for their campaigns. The…

Digital ID age verification trials for online alcohol purchases in Australia underway

The Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) has been carrying out digital identity age verification trials for online alcohol purchases with selected providers in Australia since September, according to a Freedom of…

OAIC determines AFP interfered with privacy of Australians after using Clearview AI

In an investigation conducted by Australia’s Information Commissioner (OAIC), it has found the Australian Federal Police’s (AFP) use of the Clearview AI platform interfered with the privacy of Australian citizens.…

Home Affairs releases second Critical Infrastructure Bill with leftover obligations

At the start of this month, Australia’s Security Legislation Amendment (Critical Infrastructure) Act 2021 became law to give government “last resort” powers to direct an entity to gather information, undertake…

US and Australia enter CLOUD Act agreement for cross-border access to electronic evidence

Australia and the United States have entered into a landmark CLOUD Act agreement to bolster efforts in preventing serious organised crime, terrorism, ransomware attacks, critical infrastructure sabotage, and child sexual…

Singapore-South Korea digital economy deal to sync up on data, payments

Singapore has finalised negotiations with South Korea on a digital economy agreement that will see both nations collaborate across several areas, including cross-border online payments, data flows, cryptography, and artificial…