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Australian Government Discloses Breach of Defense Supplier’s Computer

 

According to the Australian government, hackers infiltrated certain defense contractor’s PC in 2016. Before launching the yearly threat report of the Australian Cyber Security Center scheduled for October 10, Dan Tehan Assistant Minister for Cyber Security couldn’t confirm the individual’s name behind the hack.

 

Managing to reach the Information Technology network, the intruders remained there for long as they stole vast volumes of data belonging to the defense supplier. When in November 2016, the Australian Cyber Security Center of the federal government became aware of the incident it assisted in halting the attack.

 

Tehan explained that the hacker could be a state-sponsored online thief or a normal cyber-criminal, either way the individual’s behavior prompted serious action. The minister said nothing could be fully confirmed, a usual hazard in this field of cyber-crime. He couldn’t also state the length of time the intruders stayed on the computer. However, according to him, the IT

Read more at: http://www.spamfighter.com/News-21173-Australian-Government-Discloses-Breach-of-Defense-Suppliers-Computer.htm

Government plans norms for e-wallet firms to prevent online frauds

NEW DELHI: Mindful of the heightened risk of cyber fraud on account of growth in digital transactions post-demonetisation, the Centre is contemplating a standard protocol for e-wallet companies on how to prevent and fight online financial fraud. The finance ministry has also been asked to look at a possible Digital Payments Act to regulate the entire gamut of e-payments.

The measures to tighten the anti-cyber fraud regime were reviewed at a high-level meeting chaired by home minister Rajnath Singh here on Tuesday. The meeting analysed the trends relating to online financial transactions, which as per RBI data grew from 255 crore in 2013-14 to 998 crore in 2016-17 and are expected to rise further to 2,500 crore in 2017-18, and discussed how to handle the higher risk of cyber fraud in view of fast-expanding digital payment regime.

Read more at: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/government-plans-norms-for-e-wallet-firms-to-prevent-online-frauds/articleshow/60772768.cms

cyber crime: Government plans norms for e-wallet firms to prevent …

NEW DELHI: Mindful of the heightened risk of cyber fraud on account of growth in digital transactions post-demonetisation, the Centre is contemplating a standard protocol for e-wallet companies on how to prevent and fight online financial fraud. The finance ministry has also been asked to look at a possible Digital Payments Act to regulate the entire gamut of e-payments.

The measures to tighten the anti-cyber fraud regime were reviewed at a high-level meeting chaired by home minister Rajnath Singh here on Tuesday. The meeting analysed the trends relating to online financial transactions, which as per RBI data grew from 255 crore in 2013-14 to 998 crore in 2016-17 and are expected to rise further to 2,500 crore in 2017-18, and discussed how to handle the higher risk of cyber fraud in view of fast-expanding digital payment regime.

According

Read more at: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/government-plans-norms-for-e-wallet-firms-to-prevent-online-frauds/articleshow/60772768.cms

Government to strengthen surveillance, laws to check cybercrimes

NEW DELHI: In view of the growing incidents of financial cybercrimes, including frauds using cards and e-wallets, Home Minister Rajnath Singh has ordered strengthening of the surveillance and legal frameworks to check the menace, the home ministry said today.

The issue came up at a high-level meeting where the strategies being adopted to check financial cybercrimes were discussed in detail.

Representatives from various agencies made presentations and appraised the home minister of the current trends of financial cybercrimes in the country and the steps being taken by their agencies to address this challenge, a home ministry spokesperson said.

Concerned agencies and representatives of certain states highlighted the steps being taken to arrest the growing trend of cybercrime in the financial sector.

It was noted that both legal and technological steps need to be taken to address this situation.

The home minister directed all concerned agencies to undertake required measures in a time-bound manner and emphasised

Read more at: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/internet/government-to-strengthen-surveillance-laws-to-check-cybercrimes/articleshow/60749856.cms

cyber crime: Government to strengthen surveillance, laws to check …

NEW DELHI: In view of the growing incidents of financial cybercrimes, including frauds using cards and e-wallets, Home Minister Rajnath Singh has ordered strengthening of the surveillance and legal frameworks to check the menace, the home ministry said today.

The issue came up at a high-level meeting where the strategies being adopted to check financial cybercrimes were discussed in detail.

Representatives from various agencies made presentations and appraised the home minister of the current trends of financial cybercrimes in the country and the steps being taken by their agencies to address this challenge, a home ministry spokesperson said.

Concerned agencies and representatives of certain states highlighted the steps being taken to arrest the growing trend of cybercrime in the financial sector.

It was noted that both legal and technological steps need to be taken to address this situation.

The home minister directed all concerned agencies to undertake required measures in a time-bound manner and emphasised

Read more at: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/internet/government-to-strengthen-surveillance-laws-to-check-cybercrimes/articleshow/60749856.cms

Cyber attack could sink cruise ships, Government advice warns

Cruise ships could be sunk by cyber terrorists, official Government guidance has warned in a drive to improve protections from online attacks. 

Vessels could be vulnerable to “kidnap, piracy, fraud [and] theft of cargo” if their computer systems are compromised, the Transport Department said. 

At worse a cyber-hack could result in “risk to life and/or the loss of the ship”, the industry was also told.

Read more at: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/09/16/cyber-attack-could-sink-cruise-ships-government-advice-warns/

Government to study best practice in management of cyber crime …

Datuk Azalina Othman Said, May 27, 2016.  Picture by Choo Choy MayDatuk Azalina Othman Said, May 27, 2016. ― Picture by Choo Choy MayKUALA LUMPUR, Sept 16 ― Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Azalina Othman has recently paid a working visit to the United States to learn about the best practices in the management of cyber crime against children, including those relating to child pornography and sexual exploitation.

The four-day  working visit, which began on September 11, was aimed at studying all types of possible threats of sexual crime against children, especially after the enforcement of the Sexual Offences Against Children Act 2017 and the opening of the Special Court for Sexual Crimes Against Children.

“The working visit has also improved international cooperation and exchange of information and technical expertise in certain fields, hence strengthened the diplomatic ties between the

Read more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/government-to-study-american-best-practice-in-management-of-cyber-crime-aga

Government to study best practice in management of cyber crime against children

Datuk Azalina Othman Said, May 27, 2016.  Picture by Choo Choy MayDatuk Azalina Othman Said, May 27, 2016. ― Picture by Choo Choy MayKUALA LUMPUR, Sept 16 ― Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Azalina Othman has recently paid a working visit to the United States to learn about the best practices in the management of cyber crime against children, including those relating to child pornography and sexual exploitation.

The four-day  working visit, which began on September 11, was aimed at studying all types of possible threats of sexual crime against children, especially after the enforcement of the Sexual Offences Against Children Act 2017 and the opening of the Special Court for Sexual Crimes Against Children.

“The working visit has also improved international cooperation and exchange of information and technical expertise in certain fields, hence strengthened the diplomatic ties between the

Read more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/government-to-study-american-best-practice-in-management-of-cyber-crime-aga

Hacking for the government: Germany opens ZITiS cyber surveillance agency

Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere opened a new cyber security agency in Munich on Thursday as part of a centralized attempt to tackle cyber-crime and digital espionage via mass telecommunication surveillance, data encryption, and mass data collection.

However, the German government’s own data protection commissioner has complained publicly that she was not consulted as promised about the new “central office for information technology in the security sphere” (ZITiS).

Data protection commissioner Andrea Vosshoff complained to the Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung newspaper that she was unable to offer a “serious or valid assessment or evaluation of this project” even though the government had promised “official participation” last summer.

“Of course data protection is a central element of such a huge project,” Vosshoff’s predecessor Peter Schaar told DW. “It would be extremely unfortunate if the relevant data protection commissioner wasn’t sufficiently involved.”

Read more: Selling on the darknet? The BKA is buying

ZITiS is a serious investment: some

Read more at: http://www.dw.com/en/hacking-for-the-government-germany-opens-zitis-cyber-surveillance-agency/a-40511027

Cybernance Supports Government Agency Cyber Resiliency With Addition To GSA IT Schedule 70

AUSTIN, TEXAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–

Cybernance Corporation, a provider of cyber risk governance technology solutions, today announced availability of its NIST-based SaaS Cybernance Platform on the General Services Administration’s (GSA) IT Schedule 70 through its GSA reselling partner, PointStream, Inc. Government agencies, mandated to assess and report on cyber risk by the Presidential Executive Order on Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure (EO), can now easily and speedily purchase the Cybernance Platform to cost effectively become compliant within 30 days of implementation.

Government agencies have traditionally relied upon expensive and manual assessment and reporting techniques. Coupled with no planned budget or bandwidth to accommodate the EO’s mandates, meeting the requirements within the compulsory timeline has proven challenging for many agencies. The Cybernance Platform’s automated and cost effective solution supports ongoing cyber risk assessments across an organization to identify the most critical risks for mitigation, allowing

Read more at: https://www.govcon.com/doc/cybernance-supports-government-agency-cyber-resiliency-addition-gsa-schedule-0001