Australian federal police

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Portuguese man arrested at Sydney airport after allegedly swallowing 1.6kg of cocaine
The man was charged after excreting more than 100 pellets suspected by police to contain the drug

Tory Shepherd

06, Jan, 2023 @7:10 AM

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Medibank hackers release 1,500 more patient records on dark web, including mental health data
Company says leak includes details on chronic conditions such as heart disease and people with cancer and dementia

Michael McGowan

20, Nov, 2022 @2:48 AM

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Medibank mental health data posted on dark web as Russian hackers vow to ‘keep our word’
Group releases file containing hundreds of customer claims as government considers banning ransom payments for cybercrime

Josh Taylor

13, Nov, 2022 @9:39 PM

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‘We know who you are’: Australian police say Russian cybercriminals behind Medibank hack
Commissioner Reece Kershaw says AFP has ‘significant runs on the scoreboard when it comes to bringing overseas offenders back to face justice’

Josh Taylor

11, Nov, 2022 @4:59 AM

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Abortion data from Medibank hack posted on dark web as Clare O’Neil pledges to pursue ‘scumbags’
Australian Federal Police warn public it is a criminal offence to seek out the data posted by a Russian ransomware group

Josh Taylor

10, Nov, 2022 @4:04 AM

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Teen charged with attempting to blackmail Optus customers using stolen data
The 19-year-old Sydney man allegedly sent SMS messages demanding $2,000 to 93 customers whose data had been released online after Optus breach

Josh Taylor and Josh Butler

06, Oct, 2022 @5:47 AM

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Alleged Optus hacker apologises for data breach and drops ransom threat
Online account claims it published records of 10,000 customers and threatened to release more before change of heart

Josh Taylor and Ben Butler

27, Sep, 2022 @8:39 AM

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AFP investigates $1m ransom demand posted online for allegedly hacked Optus data
Attorney general Mark Dreyfus has been briefed by the privacy commissioner about hack and is seeking ‘urgent’ meeting with telco

Royce Kurmelovs

24, Sep, 2022 @7:20 AM

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US-level mortality? Sounding the alarm about fentanyl overdose in Australia
Deaths from the powerful opioid, along with pethidine and tramadol, are up a staggering 1,275% since 2006. A new report warns without ‘decisive action’ a crisis looms

Melissa Davey Medical editor

02, Sep, 2022 @8:00 PM

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An0m: lawyers challenge encrypted messaging app used by AFP in global crime sting
A year after app’s unveiling questions have been raised about legal grounds on which messages intercepted and warrants used

Josh Taylor

04, Aug, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Brisbane teenager built spyware used by domestic violence perpetrators across world, police allege
Jacob Wayne John Keen, 24, is alleged to have created hacking tool when 15 years old and sold it to more than 14,500 people

Michael McGowan

30, Jul, 2022 @5:33 AM

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Tool to assess jailed terrorists before release criticised as unreliable and prejudicial to Muslims
Offenders may be kept in prison after serving sentence, but wrongly made order ‘almost always amounts to arbitrary detention’, rights group argues

Nino Bucci

16, Jul, 2022 @8:00 PM

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