Incident: Cyber security official downloaded animated child porn on secure network | SMH

Incident: Cyber security official downloaded animated child porn on secure network | SMH

Australian Information Security Incident Reported: January 28 2019

A former senior cyber security official has been sentenced to a suspended prison term for using a secure government network to download animated child pornography.

Canberra man, was an assistant director within the cyber and information security branch of the Australian Signals Directorate.

Source: Cyber security official downloaded animated child porn on secure network

Austal faces extortion bid after data breach | ABC New (Australia)

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.

Source: Who is Austal and why would hackers want its secrets?

Chinese hackers crack into ANU in major national security breach | 9 News

Australian Information Security Incident Reported: July 06 2018

China-based hackers have utterly compromised the computer network of the university that is home to Australia’s National Security College and the School of Strategic and Defence Studies.

The Australian National University was contacted by an intelligence agency months ago, demanding that it deal with a pervasive and persistent intrusion into its entire computer network.

In the words of one intelligence official: “China probably knows more about the ANU’s computer system than it does.”

Source: Chinese hackers crack into ANU in major national security breach

PM signs cyber security MoU with Israel – Australian Defence Magazine

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.

Source: PM signs cyber security MoU with Israel – Australian Defence Magazine