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DDoS And The Law: Should Cyber Crime Victims strike back …

Where the law and technology meet, there is usually some friction, and proposed legislation in the US to help cybercrime victims turn the tables on their attackers has proven to be no exception.

The controversial legislation, called by some the ‘hack back’ bill, was formally introduced in October by Rep. Tom Graves and Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, and proposes targeted changes to the existing CFAA (Computer Fraud and Abuse Act) law.

Specifically, the proposed amendments of the Active Cyber Defense Certainty Act (ACDC) would provide immunity from prosecution for individuals and companies that use protective measures that overreach the boundaries of their own networks in response to a cyber attack.

If successful, the measures will be looked at more closely by other countries including the UK.

What the legislation authorises

The bill permits anyone victimised by cyber crime to establish that the attack was caused by way of attribution, to disrupt the cyberattack without damaging hackers’

Read more at: https://minutehack.com/opinions/ddos-and-the-law-should-cyber-crime-victims-strike-back

DDoS And The Law: Should Cyber Crime Victims strike back?

Where the law and technology meet, there is usually some friction, and proposed legislation in the US to help cybercrime victims turn the tables on their attackers has proven to be no exception.

The controversial legislation, called by some the ‘hack back’ bill, was formally introduced in October by Rep. Tom Graves and Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, and proposes targeted changes to the existing CFAA (Computer Fraud and Abuse Act) law.

Specifically, the proposed amendments of the Active Cyber Defense Certainty Act (ACDC) would provide immunity from prosecution for individuals and companies that use protective measures that overreach the boundaries of their own networks in response to a cyber attack.

If successful, the measures will be looked at more closely by other countries including the UK.

What the legislation authorises

The bill permits anyone victimised by cyber crime to establish that the attack was caused by way of attribution, to disrupt the cyberattack without damaging hackers’

Read more at: https://minutehack.com/opinions/ddos-and-the-law-should-cyber-crime-victims-strike-back

Hacker codenamed ‘Alf’ from Home and Away stole secret data on Joint Strike Fighter jets and surveillance planes

Updated

October 12, 2017 13:23:49

Alastair MacGibbon speaks about defence subcontractor hacking (Image: Reuters/US Marine Corps)Video: Alastair MacGibbon speaks about defence subcontractor hacking (Image: Reuters/US Marine Corps)

(ABC News)

A mystery hacker who was given the alias of an Australian soap opera character has stolen sensitive information about Australia’s warplanes and navy ships from a Defence subcontractor.

About 30 gigabytes of data was stolen, including information on Australia’s $17 billion Joint Strike Fighter program, and $4 billion P-8 surveillance plane project.

As first reported by ZDNet, the hacker infiltrated the system July 2016 and authorities were only alerted

Read more at: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-11/hacker-stole-data-from-defence-subcontractor/9040906

China and Canberra strike cyber crime deal

Australia and China have agreed not to launch or support cyber attacks aimed at stealing intellectual property from each other after high-level security talks.

The agreement on cyber security was struck following a meeting between Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and Chinese politician Meng Jianzhu in Sydney on Friday.

“Australia and China agreed that neither country would conduct or support cyber-enabled theft of intellectual property, trade secrets or confidential business information with the intent of obtaining competitive advantage,” Mr Turnbull and Ms Bishop said in a joint statement on Monday.

The deal is similar to an arrangement between China and the United States, and follows the prime minister raising cyber intellectual property theft with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang during his visit to Australia in March.

“The two countries agreed to establish a mechanism to discuss cyber security and cyber crime issues with a view to preventing cyber incidents that could create

Read more at: http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2017/04/24/china-and-canberra-strike-cyber-crime-deal

Ransomware attacks strike Aussie businesses with cyber crime on the rise

The extent of the security problem is revealed in a report from Telstra that shows almost 60% of organisations in Australia surveyed detecting a security incident on at least a monthly basis in 2016.

According to Telstra’s Director of Security Solutions, Neil Campbell, as the number and variety of connected devices and applications continued to proliferate, and the Internet of Things and virtual cloud environments emerged, the surface area for cyber security threats has been growing rapidly as well.

“We are seeing increases in security risks across the board. More than half of all businesses experienced a ransomware attack last year, 30% of Australian businesses surveyed have had a business email compromise and the number of distributed denial of service (DDoS) networks attacks are up by more than 200%,” Campbell says.

“Australia’s high uptake of technology combined with our economic strength makes Australia one of the leading targets in the world for cyber

Read more at: http://www.itwire.com/security/77466-ransomware-attacks-strike-aussie-businesses-with-cybercrime-on-the-rise.html

iTWire – Ransomware attacks strike Aussie businesses with cyber …

The extent of the security problem is revealed in a report from Telstra that shows almost 60% of organisations in Australia surveyed detecting a security incident on at least a monthly basis in 2016.

According to Telstra’s Director of Security Solutions, Neil Campbell, as the number and variety of connected devices and applications continued to proliferate, and the Internet of Things and virtual cloud environments emerged, the surface area for cyber security threats has been growing rapidly as well.

“We are seeing increases in security risks across the board. More than half of all businesses experienced a ransomware attack last year, 30% of Australian businesses surveyed have had a business email compromise and the number of distributed denial of service (DDoS) networks attacks are up by more than 200%,” Campbell says.

“Australia’s high uptake of technology combined with our economic strength makes Australia one of the leading targets in the world for cyber

Read more at: http://www.itwire.com/security/77466-ransomware-attacks-strike-aussie-businesses-with-cybercrime-on-the-rise.html