Cybercrime

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US authorities seize servers for Hive ransomware group
‘We hacked the hackers,’ says deputy attorney general of group that has received over $100m in extortion payments from victims

Hugo Lowell in Washington

26, Jan, 2023 @6:38 PM

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Fake text messages on the rise, but experts warn Australians most losses are from more sophisticated scams
Fake cryptocurrency or forex broker websites the most common scam in what has ballooned into a billion-dollar industry

Cait Kelly

25, Jan, 2023 @12:34 AM

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MP calls for action on crime in ‘under siege’ town – as it happened
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Henry Belot and Natasha May (earlier)

23, Jan, 2023 @7:44 AM

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What is LockBit ransomware and how does it operate?
Name of malware and criminal group behind it, LockBit has been blamed for attack on Royal Mail

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

13, Jan, 2023 @3:13 PM

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Royal Mail ransomware attackers threaten to publish stolen data
Postal service has been unable to send letters and parcels overseas since Wednesday due to hacking

Jasper Jolly

12, Jan, 2023 @10:24 PM

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Guardian confirms it was hit by ransomware attack
Media firm says personal data of UK staff members was accessed in ‘highly sophisticated’ cyber-attack last month

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

11, Jan, 2023 @4:38 PM

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Royal Mail overseas post badly disrupted after cyber incident
Company asks customers not to send international parcels and letters as it informs security authorities

Jasper Jolly

11, Jan, 2023 @3:53 PM

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Darktrace shares fall below IPO price as new client sign-ups slow
Cybersecurity firm hits lowest level since flotation as co-founder fights extradition to US on fraud charges

Mark Sweney

11, Jan, 2023 @1:40 PM

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Second cabinet minister says Twitter account hacked
Northern Ireland secretary Chris Heaton-Harris apologises after account posts ‘deeply unpleasant stuff’

Aubrey Allegretti Political correspondent

05, Jan, 2023 @10:54 AM

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Labour attacks delays to online safety bill as it highlights Christmas scams
Analysis of police data reveals equivalent of £76m lost to fraud over the festive period, says party

Aubrey Allegretti Political correspondent

26, Dec, 2022 @12:01 AM

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Russian Medibank hackers could be first targets of Australian sanctions against cyber-attackers
Dfat confirms it has provided advice to minister Penny Wong about using cyber-related powers introduced last year

Daniel Hurst

14, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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TPG reveals emails of 15,000 iiNet and Westnet customers exposed in hack
Telecommunications company says hacker searched for customers’ cryptocurrency and financial information

Josh Taylor

14, Dec, 2022 @3:05 AM

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