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Ransomware attack on Australian utility claimed by Russian-speaking criminals

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One of the most prolific Russian-speaking ransomware gangs has claimed credit for a weekend attack on an Australian electric utility serving millions of people. Australian...

New international defence partnership has eyes on China

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Another acronym – AUKUS – joins an already lengthy list in the international defence world. AUKUS is a new security partnership linking Australia, the United...

Cyber crime spreads in Australia as COVID-19 pushes more people online

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Australia reported on Wednesday a 13% jump in cyber crime in the past year, with about one incident in four targeting critical infrastructure and...

Australia’s Nine network hit by suspected cyber attack: source

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Australian broadcaster Nine Entertainment was unable to air its Sunday news bulletin from its Sydney headquarters due to “technical difficulties” which a source with...

China tweet that enraged Australia propelled by ‘unusual’ accounts, say experts

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A Chinese official’s tweet of an image of an Australian soldier that sparked a furious reaction from Canberra was amplified across social media by...

Australian special forces allegedly killed 39 unarmed Afghans – report

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Australian special forces allegedly killed 39 unarmed prisoners and civilians in Afghanistan, with senior commandos reportedly forcing junior soldiers to kill defenceless captives in...

WWF Australia drones to drop seeds for koala gum trees

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Specialised drones are being tested in a programme to boost koala numbers on Australia’s east coast, dropping seeds of gum trees as part of...

Australia says cyber attacks rise, cites 4 500 hacking attempts in...

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Cyber attacks against Australia have increased in frequency in recent months, Defence Minister Linda Reynolds said on Friday, as the country released its first...

Australia to spend $1.2 billion on cyber security for private sector...

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Australia will spend A$1.66 billion ($1.19 billion) over the next ten years to strengthen the cyber defences of companies and households after a rise...

Australia to spend nearly $1 billion to boost cyber security

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Australia will spend A$1.35 billion ($926.1 million) over the next 10 years to boost its cyber security defences, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on...

Australia sees China as main suspect in state-based cyberattacks, sources say

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Australia views China as the chief suspect in a spate of cyber-attacks of increasing frequency in recent months, three sources familiar with the government’s...

Amazon helps deliver crocodile-spotting drones

An Australian maker of drones used to spot sharks near surf beaches partnered with online retailer Amazon.com and other firms to create a drone...

China behind Australia parliament hack

Australian intelligence determined China was responsible for a cyber-attack on its national parliament and three largest political parties before the May general election, five...

Australian court finds man guilty of plotting to blow up airliner

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An Australian court on Wednesday found a man guilty of plotting to blow up a an Etihad Airways flight out of Sydney at the...

Australia signs $50 billion submarine contract with France after two-year squabble

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Australia signed a production contract with French shipbuilder Naval Group on Monday for a fleet of 12 new submarines, worth A$50 billion (27.41 billion...

Royal Australian Navy seizes more illegal drugs in the Middle East

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The Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Ballarat has seized more than 2.1 tonnes of hashish and 345 kilograms of heroin in two boarding operations...

Another drug bust in the Arabian Sea

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The Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Ballarat has seized more than 3.1 tonnes of hashish worth about AU$155 million during a boarding operation that...

New coating keeps ships at sea longer

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A new corrosion-resistant coating that halved the build-up of algae and barnacles on ship hydraulic components is now being trialled on HMAS...

Australia to buy six U.S. Triton drones for $5.1 billion

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Australia will buy six U.S. Triton remotely piloted aircraft to beef up its maritime patrols, with the initial investment of A$1.4 billion...

Rheinmetall to deliver Australian Assegai ammunition this year

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Rheinmetall will deliver the first qualification lots of 155 mm Assegai ammunition to the Australian Defence Force this year, with further partial...

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