Philippine Air Force to soar in cyber security skills with PLDT- Smart

Provide training for the PAF’s “cyber warriors”. The Philippine Air Force will utilise Philippine Long-Distance Telephone (PLDT) to help improve its cybersecurity capabilities. The aim of the collaboration will be to enhance the skills of “PAF Cyber Warriors incorporating the newest ideas and the most up-to-date features in Cyber Operations…

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Australian Cyber Security Centre responds to cyber crime reports every 10 minutes

Malicious cyber activity against Australia’s national and economic interests is increasing in frequency, scale, and sophistication. The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) during the period between July 2019 to 30 June 2020, responded to 2,266 cyber security incidents and received 59,806 cybercrime reports at an average of 164 cybercrime reports…

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Hong Kong Government promotes cross-sector cyber security information sharing

OGCIO encourages more public and private organisations to take part in the cross-sector sharing of cyber security information. The Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO) has formalised the Partnership Programme for Cyber Security Information Sharing, also known as Cybersec Infohub, from September. The OGCIO will partner with the…

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Australia to spend AUD$1.6B on fighting cyber crime

10 year strategy to ensure a secure online world for Australia. The Australian Department of Home Affairs will invest $1.67 billion over 10 years in its Australian Cyber Security Strategy 2020. The latest strategy was created to help “achieve” and create a more secure online world for Australians, their businesses,…

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China behind most cyber attacks, states report

Financial industry has become a key target. COVID-19 has become a panacea for cybercriminals, with 53 per cent of Incident Response (IR) professionals reporting an increase in cyberattacks exploiting COVID-19, according to VMware Carbon Black’s latest Global Incident Response Threat Report. China are behind most attacks, and the financial industry…

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BlackBerry offers free reverse tool to help fight cyber crime

Open-source tool to combat reverse engineering malware. BlackBerry Limited has made available a free open-source tool for cyber security professionals, called PE Tree that significantly reduces the time and effort required to reverse engineer malware. Reverse engineering of malware is an extremely time- and labour-intensive process, which can involve hours…

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Update: Telstra no longer believes a DoS attack brought its network down

Telco walks back claims of DoS attack, when its network went down on the weekend. Australian telecommunications provider, Telstra has walked back claims a severe outage on Sunday was due to a Denial of Service (DoS). In a Twitter message, the telco wrote: “The massive messaging storm that presented as…

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