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Cyber security researcher and tools provider, Bitdefender, today publicly released its discovery of a sophisticated and dangerous cybercriminal enterprise named StrongPity which it believes to be government-sponsored and working at population surveillance and intelligence exfiltration.

Published in Security

Law enforcement authorities can use data from drones to solve crimes in a number of ways, from using device information stored in the cloud, tracking flight logs, and finding a rogue drone’s home base, the chief operating officer of Oxygen Forensics, a digital forensics software company, says.

Published in Data

Dramatic cyber crime growth with 144 million attacks detected over the last 90 days mean they are at the highest-ever levels recorded, with emerging digital business models targeted by their evolving nature.

Published in Security

Systems integrator and IT services company Ajilon, crisis communications company AtHoc and integrated multi-sensor analytics provider iOmniscent have come together with Microsoft to develop solutions designed to reduce crime, decrease costs and improve operational effectiveness for Australian cities.

Published in Market

Motorola is partnering with crime analytics provider Wynyard Group on a big data analysis initiative which it claims will help solve crimes faster and more efficiently.

Published in Security
Wednesday, 18 March 2015 15:16

Former FBI man joins Wynyard Group board

US-based global crime-fighting software and services company Wynyard Group has appointed a former FBI science and technology executive to its board.

Published in People Moves
Monday, 09 February 2015 19:28

‘Big brother’ technology to watch over crowds

NEC has developed technology which it says government security agencies could use to detect potential crime and other problems in crowded areas, and then send an alert to a central command system.

Published in Development
Wednesday, 01 October 2014 10:46

Trend Micro and INTERPOL team up against cybercrime

Security software and solutions firm Trend Micro has announced a three-year agreement with INTERPOL that will see it provide tools, training and human resources to the international police organisation and its 190 member countries.

Published in Security
Thursday, 24 April 2014 14:54

McAfee says online gambling fuelling cybercrime

Cybercrime is still on the rise and specialist hacking skills and cyber attacks are being paid for via untraceable payments through online gambling sites, according to a research paper released today by security firm McAfee.

Published in Security
Tuesday, 10 December 2013 13:00

Federal police to capture personal emails

The Australian Federal Police has announced plans to implement controversial new technology that will capture emails and other information sent in real time.

Published in Security
Monday, 28 October 2013 11:26

Toddler put up for sale on Facebook

Online black market Silk Road may have closed down but that hasn't stopped wannabe criminals from using the Internet to peddle their wares.

Published in Security
Wednesday, 18 September 2013 14:13

Australia takes silver for device theft

New figures show Australia is now the number two country for mobile device theft, behind the US.

Published in Security
Monday, 05 August 2013 13:34

The FBI peels away at TOR illegal activity

TOR is the dark side of the Internet, the so-called dark web, which provides a safe haven to privacy advocates but is also where drugs, child pornography, assassins for hire and other weird and illegal activities can allegedly be traded. The FBI has made a massive dent in the TOR network, compromising half of all TOR sites.

Published in Security
Friday, 02 August 2013 15:02

Government information requests skyrocket

The Australian government has ramped up its information requests from Twitter, up more than 500% this year compared to the second half of 2012.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Thursday, 25 July 2013 16:26

Scam artist barking up the wrong tree

Police are hunting a man who may have scammed hundreds of Gumtree uses since June last year.

Published in Home Tech
Tuesday, 09 July 2013 16:25

Smartphone app helps catch crims

Who needs Batman when you can whip out your smartphone to help fight crime?

Published in Mobility

If someone tried to scam you, the Australasian Consumer Fraud Task Force (ACFT) and the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) want to hear from you.

Published in Technology Regulation
Thursday, 03 November 2011 12:52

Axis cameras focus on street crime in Footscray


A surveillance system in the Melbourne inner suburb of Footscray led to 18 arrests before it was commissioned.


Published in Security
Monday, 01 March 2010 22:32

AUD $70 million goes up in smoke to scammers

Online Aussies lost a total of at least AUD $70m throughout 2009 as a result of online scams, and while people should really know better these days, the scam spam and other online scams remain rife in the quest to defraud you in your offline and online life.
Published in Home Tech
Monday, 04 January 2010 10:06

Digital cameras top thieves' hit list

A major insurer says electronic gadgets including cameras and MP3 players have displaced jewellery as the items most commonly stolen.

Published in Home Tech
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