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.
A major cyberattack against a European spam tracking company this past week appears to have originated from a gang of Russian hackers, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.
Spamhaus, a Geneva-based spam tracking firm, had been the target of a massive distributed-denial-of-service attack, where at one point traffic flowing to the site reached levels of 300 Gbps.
THE ABC is investigating claims that one of its websites was hacked by Russian cybercriminals in 2011.
Information security analyst Patrick Gray first published the claim on his blog, risky.biz, saying cybercrooks obtained information from an ABC database, including an encrypted staff password, around October 2011. An ABC spokesman told AAP today that the corporation is investigating the allegation.
Russian hackers are holding a Gold Coast medical centre to ransom after encrypting thousands of patient health records.
The hackers are asking for a ransom of $4,000 to decrypt the sensitive information held on a server at the Miami Family Medical Centre.
Team GhostShell, the hacker group responsible for the recent leak of some 120,000+ records raided from top universities around the world, has done it again.