White House conducts major Huawei review | Arrest warrant issued for suspected Russian hacker | Cybersecurity and Covid-19 - the first 100 days
The White House has launched a major review looking at whether spy planes, intelligence officials and other US assets need to be pulled out of Britain after Downing Street agreed Huawei can help build its 5G network. The Telegraph
German federal prosecutors issued an arrest warrant for an individual they suspected of hacking into the German parliament's computer systems in 2015 on behalf of Russia's GRU intelligence service CNA
In a report released yesterday, security firm Mimecast examines the first 100 days of the crisis and the pattern of scams that has unfolded. Forbes
As Australian organisations plan to slowly return to the office in the coming weeks and months, cyber security, and cyber safety, becomes even more important.
We asked experts for some tips on how to stay secure and safe when working from home, and as we transition back to the office, full-time or part-time.
US spy planes could be pulled from Britain as White House conducts major Huawei review
The White House has launched a major review looking at whether spy planes, intelligence officials and other US assets need to be pulled out of Britain after Downing Street agreed Huawei can help build its 5G network.
Advisory: APT groups target healthcare and essential services
National Cyber Security Centre
Joint UK and US advisory highlights ongoing activity by APT groups against organisations involved in the international coronavirus response.
NATO Science & Technology Trends 2020-2040
NATO Science & Technology Organization
Science & Technology Trends: 2020-2040 provides an assessment of emerging or disruptive Science & Technologies (S&T) and their potential impact on NATO military operations, defence capabilities, and political decision space.
Game of drones? How new technologies affect deterrence, defence and security
Dr Antonio Missiroli
At both national and multilateral levels, new and potentially disruptive technologies are dramatically challenging the way deterrence, defence, and more broadly security policies are conceived and carried out.
Privacy Awareness Week
Office of the Australian Information Commissioner
As we shift even more of our day-to-day activity online during the COVID-19 pandemic, Privacy Awareness Week is an important reminder to Reboot your privacy.
Ghost writers helping UNSW students to cheat on assessments, leaked report reveals
The Sydney Morning Herald
Rates of cheating have snowballed at the University of NSW, a leaked report reveals, including 139 science students who hired ghost writers from Chinese messaging site WeChat to complete their work.
Toll Group suffers second ransomware attack this year
Toll Group has revealed it is suffering its second ransomware attack this year, attributing the current infection to a type of malware known as Nefilim.
Allegations of doctored films fuel concerns about Beijing propaganda
Days after Beijing had announced it was sending urgent medical supplies to Italy in its hour of need, Chinese state media showed Italians on their balconies and in the streets applauding the Chinese national anthem... A close analysis of the videos conducted by the FT alongside work by two Italian fact-checking and manipulation experts raise concerns about their authenticity, adding to wider anxiety about Chinese disinformation in Europe.
Chinese Live Streaming Apps are banning Channels with Foreign Streamers
Chinese live streaming apps are reportedly banning channels that feature foreigners on active streams, according to multiple users on the platforms.
Gap in AI chips between China and US may be larger than it seems
Is China pulling ahead of the US in AI? Not quite, argues Dieter Ernst of CIGI in a recent report entitled “Competing in artificial intelligence chips: China’s challenge amid technology war.” His deep dive into the dynamics behind China’s recent progress on AI chips manufacturing merits closer attention.
U.S. Moves to Address ‘Extraordinary Threat’ From Some Foreign Electric Gear
The Wall Street Journal
President Trump signed an executive order intended to limit the use of foreign-supplied components in the nation’s electric grid, declaring that the practice poses an “extraordinary threat to national security.”
Trump’s Pick for Intelligence Chief Follows a Slew of QAnon Accounts
The Daily Beast
Ratcliffe’s official, verified campaign Twitter account follows several accounts on the political fringe, including a 9/11 truther account with just one follower besides himself and four promoting the outlandish QAnon conspiracy theory,
GoDaddy reports data breach involving SSH access on hosting accounts
GoDaddy on Tuesday reported an October data breach to Californian authorities, stating that an unauthorised individual was able to access SSH accounts used in its hosting environment.
April 2020 Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior Report
Facebook shared an overview of the eight networks they took down over the past month as part of regular CIB reports.
An Amazon warehouse worker in New York has died of COVID-19
A worker at Amazon’s Staten Island, New York, fulfillment center has died of COVID-19, the company confirmed.
There’s a big row brewing over the NHS Covid-19 contact tracing app
As the world looks to contact tracing apps to help ease coronavirus lockdowns, the UK has positioned itself as an outlier. It is just one of a handful of nations to shunning the combined privacy-preserving approach of Apple and Google in favour of its own system. And the result of this could have far reaching implications as the apps become more widespread.
Germany issues arrest warrant for Russian suspect in parliament hack
German federal prosecutors issued an arrest warrant for an individual they suspected of hacking into the German parliament's computer systems in 2015 on behalf of Russia's GRU intelligence service
Amid COVID-Related Cyber Threats, the Netherlands Leads UN Efforts
Council on Foreign Relations
The Netherlands submitted a strongly worded paper to the United Nations’ Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG), which is playing a leading role in further developing a common framework for responsible behavior in cyberspace.
Exclusive: Cybersecurity And Covid-19 - The First 100 Days
In a report released yesterday, security firm Mimecast examines the first 100 days of the crisis and the pattern of scams that has unfolded.
Hacker Bribed 'Roblox' Insider to Access User Data
A hacker bribed a Roblox worker to gain access to the back end customer support panel of the massively popular online video game, giving them the ability to lookup personal information on over 100 million active monthly users and grant virtual in-game currency.