Media firm Nine Entertainment's real estate website, Domain, has been hit by a phishing attack just weeks after the parent company suffered a ransomware attack.
The Victorian Parliament is expected to start debating today what some have termed the worst electric vehicle policy in the world.
Nine Entertainment is maintaining a no-official-comment policy on the breach of its Sydney network that came to light on 28 March, but the company appears to have no objection to its staff making the wildest of claims about the incident.
Claims by Nine Entertainment newspapers that the AFP is involved in investigating a network attack on the company's Sydney offices appear to be overblown.
Australian media company Nine Entertainment claims Russia or North Korea may be behind a network attack on the company which led to major issues on Sunday, preventing its TV network from presenting a full line-up of programs.
Channel Nine, the main TV channel owned by Nine Entertainment, has managed to put its breakfast show Today to air on Monday, a day after the show's weekend edition could not be aired on Sunday due to what the company has called a "cyber attack".
Nine Entertainment, a major media company in Australia which owns free-to air TV stations and newspapers, says it was hit by a network attack that has interfered with its operations on Sunday.
Nine Entertainment, owner of a number of well-known newspapers which it bought from the now defunct Fairfax Media, has signed a letter of intent for a five-year deal with Google in return for payment of more than $30 million in cash per annum for use of its news content.
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has said he expects to see "some significant commercial deals" between Australian news publishers and digital platforms before the government votes on its news media code which is currently before Parliament.
The Federal Government appears to be trying to remove the need for passing the news media code legislation by encouraging, and helping, media companies to join up to Google News Showcase.
The people running the iPad edition of The Age, a prominent newspaper based in Melbourne, have told its staff that they will all be stood down as of Monday, a reliable industry source has told iTWire.
The good folk who man the security agencies in Australia have cleverly pounced on admissions by Google and Facebook during a parliamentary inquiry, that they do not honour 20% of the requests for data disclosure, to push that well-worn barrow: end-to-end encryption will lead to Armageddon.
Australia's Defence Minister Linda Reynolds has been talking up what she sees as the country's independence – after obeying a summons from the US to visit Washington for talks.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation managing director David Anderson has reiterated the organisation's changed stance towards Google and Facebook, telling the National Press Club during an address that it would be pushing for payment from these digital entities in the event that they are persuaded to part with cash.
One good thing about cyber attacks on Australia is the fact that they unearth a large number of highly talented cyber security professionals who have been hiding in the shadows. Given the dearth of talent in this sector, it is indeed a welcome development.
The ABC has markedly changed its stance towards Google and Facebook, now that the ACCC is pushing for the digital platforms to pay news organisations for using their content.
The treatment accorded to the news of Nine taking over Fairfax — yes, that is what it is — gives an indication of why the once great Fairfax newspapers have fallen into ruin.
In March, following a terror attack in London, The Age came out with the incredible claim that WhatsApp had something to do with it. This time, The Age, whose parent company Fairfax Media boasts that it practises quality journalism, has got a new theory: the instant messaging app Telegram had something to with it.
The Canberra bureau chief of news agency AAP, Richard Lawson, has been slapped down by his boss after he posted a tweet critical of the journalists at Fairfax Media who are on a seven-day strike to protest against job cuts.
Fairfax Media editorial director Sean Aylmer has threatened journalists with repercussions for going on an unauthorised seven-day strike after Wednesday's announcement that a quarter of the journalistic staff would be cut to effect savings of $30 million.
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