Australian parliament hacked by 'sophisticated state actor,' prime minister says
China has rejected media speculation that it was involved.
Australia passes world's first law authorizing encryption backdoors
Privacy advocates, technologists and businesses including Apple have criticized the Australian bill and similar proposals elsewhere, saying such a plan would introduce portals for government abuse and malicious hackers alike.
Chinese-linked hackers breached top Australian defense university, report says
The IT systems of a leading Australian university were hit by hackers suspected to be Chinese, officials from the university and government confirmed last week. The attacks on Australian National University’s computer networks began last year and have not been fully contained.
House of Representatives to boost info-sharing program with Five Eyes allies
The U.S. House of Representatives is looking to ramp up a cyberthreat information-sharing program with the parliaments of allies Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and Britain, according to House CISO Randy Vickers.
Australia and Portugal join NATO cyber cooperative
The countries are joining the same week that the NATO group is holding its annual Locked Shields cyberdefense exercise.
Encryption debate is a top focus at Five Eyes meeting
"I will raise the need to address ongoing challenges posed by terrorists and criminals using encryption," says George Brandis, Australia's attorney general.