Australian police seek to protect customers after Optus hack | Cybersecurity

Authorities say perpetrator of one of the country’s biggest cyberattacks used ‘obfuscation techniques’ to hide identity. Australian police have announced an operation to safeguard the personal information of thousands of telecom customers following one of the biggest cyberattacks and data breaches in the country’s history. Australian Federal Police (AFP) assistant commissioner for cyber command Justine … Read more

Queensland In Australian Announces World’s Biggest Pumped Hydroelectric Scheme

Pumped hydro technology allows for the long-term storage of renewable energy. (Representational) Sydney: Australia’s eastern state of Queensland unveiled plans Wednesday to build the world’s largest pumped hydroelectric energy storage scheme in a major shift towards renewables for the fossil fuel-rich region. The project, promised to be delivered by 2035, would have five gigawatts of … Read more

Australia plans privacy overhaul after massive telecom data leak | Business and Economy News

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese says reforms would allow banks to ‘protect their customers.’ Australia will overhaul its privacy rules to allow banks to be informed of data breaches in the corporate world, following a huge leak of personal information from the country’s second-biggest telecom. Speaking on local radio on Monday, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said … Read more

Dutch Cyclist Mathieu van der Poel Arrested Ahead Of Title Race Over Fight In Australia Hotel: Report

New South Wales state police confirmed that he was charged with common assault. (Filet) Australia: Dutch cyclist Mathieu van der Poel was arrested on the eve of Sunday’s elite road race at the world championships after a late-night altercation with noisy neighbours, a report said. The 27-year-old was among the favorites for the rainbow jersey … Read more

Australia climate change inaction violated islanders’ rights: UN | Climate Crisis News

UN ruling creates ‘a pathway’ to allow climate victims to force national governments to address their plight. Australia violated the human rights of a group of islanders off its north coast by failing to adequately protect them from the effects of climate change, a United Nations has found. The complaint, filed more than three years … Read more

Rescuers race to refloat surviving whales from Tasmania stranding | News

Rescuers successfully refloated and released 32 of the whales into deep water outside Macquarie Harbor on Thursday. Australian rescuers have battled to refloat the last surviving pilot whales from a mass stranding that killed nearly 200 of the animals on a beach in remote western Tasmania. Fewer than 10 of the black mammals were still … Read more

Australian lawmakers pay tribute to queen, discuss republic

CANBERRA: Australian lawmakers on Friday paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II, with some also weighing in on the republic debate, after they returned to parliament from a break taken to observe the queen’s death. An obscure and long standing protocol in Australia bars parliament from sitting for 15 days following a British monarch’s death. Prime … Read more

Nearly 10 Million Australians Hit By Massive Telecom Cyberattack

No passwords or bank details were taken, according to the Singapore-owned firm. (Representational) Sydney: Sensitive information about almost 10 million Australian telecoms subscribers may have been compromised by a massive hack of the country’s second-largest provider, the firm revealed Friday. Optus chief executive Kelly Bayer Rosmarin said a “sophisticated” actor was behind a cyberattack, which … Read more

Nearly 10 million Australians’ data possibly compromised in hack | Business and Economy News

Optus chief executive Kelly Bayer Rosmarin says “sophisticated” actor was behind the cyberattack. Sensitive information about almost 10 million Australian telecom subscribers may have been compromised by a substantial hack of the country’s second-largest provider, the firm Optus revealed Friday. Chief executive Kelly Bayer Rosmarin said a “sophisticated” actor was behind a cyberattack, which gained … Read more

Photos: Protests mark Australia’s ‘day of mourning’ for queen | Protests

Hundreds of activists have rallied in Australia to denounce the destructive effect of British colonization on Indigenous peoples, as the country held a public holiday to mark the death of Queen Elizabeth II. “Abolish the Monarchy” demonstrators gathered in cities, including Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra, on Thursday, protesting against the persecution of Indigenous people since … Read more