Stories by Julian Bajkowski

Gartner labels cyberterrorism a dud

Governments, after years of fruitless hysteria, are shifting their national security focus away from the threat of cyber attacks launched by terrorist groups to enhancing eavesdropping capabilities to monitor such groups, according to Gartner’s research director for information security and risk, Rich Mogull.

Julian Bajkowski | 14 Nov | Read more

Bank "phishers" hook up from Russia

After several months of leisurely hijacking servers at a Floridian ISP to launch attacks on unwitting Australian bank customers, crooks engaged in so-called 'phishing' expeditions have shifted the launch pad of their spam attacks from the US back to Russia.

Julian Bajkowski | 11 Nov | Read more

Intercept laws may force data capture downstream

Australia's Internet service and carriage providers are staring down the barrel of stiff legislative requirements to provide law enforcement, intelligence agencies and other authorised bodies with the capability to intercept IP traffic for lawful purposes delegates at the Hack 2003 IT security conference have been told.

Julian Bajkowski | 26 Aug | Read more

Trojan attacks at home cause office headaches

In a refreshing dalliance with reality, IT security companies are warning of king-sized headaches for enterprises customers as home PCs are hijacked and turned into spam and porn servers. A rapid escalation in Trojan attacks aimed at 'mum, dad and the kids' consumers is hitting employees who 'take their work home'. As usual, it is Windows-based machines that are in the frame.

Julian Bajkowski | 25 Jul | Read more

Trojan attacks at home cause office headaches

In a refreshing dalliance with reality, IT security companies are warning of king-sized headaches for enterprises customers as home PCs are hijacked and turned into spam and porn servers. A rapid escalation in Trojan attacks aimed at 'mum, dad and the kids' consumers is hitting employees who 'take their work home'. As usual, it is Windows-based machines that are in the frame.

Julian Bajkowski | 24 Jul | Read more

ASIO Slams Cyberterror 'Hype'

A senior-ranking officer of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) has strongly discounted the threat level of a cyberterrorism attack on Australia in a speech delivered to the annual Security in Government conference in Canberra.

Julian Bajkowski | 08 May | Read more

War-Related IT Attacks Slammed

The prospect of a retaliatory cyberterror or info-war attack on Australia’s critical telecommunications infrastructure by Iraq has been publicly hosed down as "industry rumor" by Telstra’s chief technology officer Dr Hugh Bradlow.

Julian Bajkowski | 27 Mar | Read more

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