Category: Defence and Military

Incident: Spotless hit by ransomware attack | iTnews

Australian Ransomware Attack October 2020: Spotless Group, the Downer-owned facilities services provider, is the latest high-profile Australian company to fall victim to ransomware attackers. Confirms a ‘number’ of servers ‘accessed’.

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Incident: Updated Citrix Bug – Fears private details of Australian Defence Force members compromised in database hack | ABC News (Australia)

Australian Cyber Attack March 2020: A highly sensitive military database containing the personal details of tens of thousands of Australian Defence Force (ADF) members was shut down for 10 days due to fears it had been hacked.

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

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.

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Defence ‘naive’ to delay security assessment of Chinese drones, former senior official says | ABC News (Australia)

Defence was naive to delay suspending the use of Chinese-made drones after security concerns were raised, a former senior Defence official Peter Jennings says. Source: Defence ‘naive’ to delay security assessment of...

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Australian military drone supplier warns of ‘likely’ Chinese cyber backdoor in DJI quadcopters | SBS News

The Australian Defence Force has resumed its use of Chinese-made DJI drones after a 2-week suspension, but defence minister Marise Payne suggested they may now be relegated to ‘unclassified’ missions. Source:...

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