NBN Co, the company building Australia's National Broadband Network, has found itself having to refute reports in the finance press that its networks had been “penetrated” by “cyber gangs”.
While attacks and scans are the lot of any and every network administrator, the company says the reported Trojan infections never got past a couple of user desktops.
Researchers have managed to easily hack the building management system of Googles Sydney headquarters.
The researchers from security firm Cylance were able to obtain the password for the control system for the waterfront Pyrmont office, where it could access the system that controls alarms and other building services.
A survey of business and government agencies has found that many are largely unaware of upcoming changes to the Australian Privacy Act under which large fines may be imposed if consumer data is not adequately protected.
The April survey, commissioned by internet security company McAfee, found that 59 percent of employees responsible for managing the personal information of customers were unaware or unsure of the changes.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics revealed Friday it has been targeted by hackers many times, as they reportedly look to access market-sensitive information before public release.
According to newly declassified documents and internal incident reports obtained by The Australian Financial Review, the ABS has been the subject of numerous attacks over the past four years.
The Australian Federal Police have arrested a Sydney-based IT security professional for hacking a government website.
The self-proclaimed 'leader' of hacker movement LulzSec was arrested by police at his office in Sydney late yesterday and charged with three counts of unauthorised access to a computer system.