Australia's Department of Finance has updated its Cloud Policy to say “... agencies now must adopt cloud”.
Those italics are the Department's, and it also has some qualifications for the edict, namely that cloud should only be adopted “where it is fit for purpose, provides adequate protection of data and delivers value for money.”
More than two million unique login credentials for Australian internet users were stolen as part of the massive haul of 1.2 billion passwords by a Russian hacker outfit.
Earlier this month Hold Security reported that Russian hackers under the group dubbed CyberVors amassed the largest ever cache of stolen website passwords through automated and botnet-driven SQL injection attacks against horribly insecure websites.
A teenage Australian ‘white hat' hacker who found a flaw in PayPal's authentication system in June has now gone public on the problem because PayPal has still not fixed it.
Wikileaks Reveals Super Injunction Blocking Reporting On Massive Australian Corruption Case Involving Leaders Of Malaysia, Indonesia & Vietnam
Today, 29 July 2014, WikiLeaks releases an unprecedented Australian censorship order concerning a multi-million dollar corruption case explicitly naming the current and past heads of state of Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam, their relatives and other senior officials. The super-injunction invokes “national security” grounds to prevent reporting about the case, by anyone, in order to “prevent damage to Australia's international relations”.
An Australian teenager has accepted a caution from police rather than face hacking charges for discovering a vulnerability in the website of one of the country’s public transport authorities late last year.
Joshua Rogers of Melbourne accepted the caution, he told IDG News Service via email yesterday. He will not face charges, and the caution – an acknowledgement that he broke the law – will be expunged from his record in five years if he does not commit the same offense in that period.