Australian Information Security Incident Reported: November 2 2018
A cyber security breach and extortion attempt on the WA-based Defence shipbuilder has escalated fears about attacks on national security.
Austal has confirmed “some staff email addresses and mobile phone numbers” were accessed in the hack. It also confirmed ship drawings might have been stolen. Then unknown attacker tried to on-sell “certain materials” in an apparent extortion bid.
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has signed a Memorandum of Understanding on cyber security cooperation with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a visit for the commemoration of the Battle of Beersheba on October 31 1917.