A newly formed coalition of health and technology experts is calling on the Australian Parliament to force big tech companies to reveal the true extent of COVID-19 “misinformation”.
IT and business consultancy DB Results has appointed Chris Pearce as managing partner.
Australian intelligence officials have concluded that the breach of the Federal Parliament network in February was carried out by China, but has kept it quiet to avoid any problems in the bilateral trade relationship, a report claims.
The Coalition Government will pledge $156 million to bolster cyber security efforts that are in place to guard the country's communications networks, with Prime Minister Scott Morrison set to make the pledge on Monday.
The Australian Signals Directorate has ascertained that hackers who breached the networks of the Australian Parliament and those of three main political parties — Liberal, Labor and National — are nation-state actors, but the agency's director-general, Mike Burgess, has said he cannot name the country involved in a public forum.
The investigation into the attack on the networks of the Australian Parliament and the three main political parties — Liberal, Labor and National — is ongoing and the Australian Signals Directorate says it can offer no comment on it now.
Security firm Resecurity, which was in the news recently when it claimed an Iran-linked group was behind both the breach of the Australian Parliament network and at multinational software company Citrix Systems, appears to be headed by a man who has been in the security industry previously but landed in controversy over some of his media comments, the researcher who discovered his identity claims.
The Australian Parliament was hacked by a group based in Iran, a hitherto unknown security firm has claimed, adding that the Mabna Institute, which was backing the person or people involved, had also been implicated in attacks on the US and other Western countries.
An American security professional has questioned whether the attack on the Australian Parliament's network and the systems of the three main political parties were indeed a sophisticated attack sponsored by a nation state as claimed by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
Australia has passed legislation to stop the double taxation of digital currencies such as bitcoin.
Australia's main telecommunications providers appear to be mostly wary of commenting on the security reforms for the industry which were passed by parliament last week.
Controversial changes to laws aimed at controlling threats of spying, foreign interference and sabotage in the telecommunications sector have been passed by the Australian parliament.
What point does the Coalition government hope to prove by having the Australian Federal Police raid the email accounts of Labor staffers in a search for the leaker of documents that led to stories about the catastrophic delay in rolling out the NBN?
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