Computer hackers


7 Nov 2017

The Panama Papers, released in April 2016, were another quantum leap in size. Where the cables released by WikiLeaks had filled 1.7 gigabytes, the Panama Papers were 2.6 terabytes, or roughly 1500 times the size. They opened an unprecedented — and unprecedentedly detailed — window...


10 Oct 2017

The last year has again demonstrated the growing public appetite to understand and defend against the evolving cyber threats facing Australia. High profile incidents of cybercrime have exemplified the speed with which cyber threats can propagate globally, how rapidly adversaries can adapt to security responses,...


21 Jul 2017

An Australian Tax Office (ATO) staffer recently leaked on LinkedIn a step-by-step guide to hacking a smartphone.

The documents, which have since been removed, indicate that the ATO has access to Universal Forensic Extraction software made by the Israeli company Cellebrite. This technology is...

Discussion paper

28 Jun 2017

The Ministry of Education now invites submissions on the draft Digital Technologies Hangarau Matihiko (DT HM) curriculum.

The Ministry of Education is strengthening The New Zealand Curriculum and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa to equip our learners for the increasingly digitalised workplace and society. This...

Research report

29 May 2017

The proliferation of cyberspace and rise of social media have enriched and strengthened the application of democratic governance. Technological developments have expedited the international flow of information, improved freedom of speech in many areas of the world, and increased the quality of interaction, accountability and...

Audio program

25 May 2017

A 'hackathon' in Adelaide this weekend will look for digital solutions to help refugees settle in Australia. The event, organised by Techfugees Australia, brings refugees, NGOs and technical experts in to the same room for a weekend, with the aim of developing new websites and...


19 Apr 2017

The Australian government has released this comprehensive cyber security survey, published by the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC), of Australian government and major businesses of national significance.

This report should be viewed as a companion to the ACSC 2016 Threat Report . Both reports...

Audio interview

13 Jan 2017

The new Ambassador for Cyber Affairs says Australia is a target for cyber espionage, but he has not singled out any specific nation as a threat.

As the United States is grappling with explosive findings that Russia engaged in hacking during the Presidential election,...

Research report

6 Jan 2017

On December 9, 2016, President Barack Obama directed the Intelligence Community to conduct a full review and produce a comprehensive intelligence report assessing Russian activities and intentions in recent U.S. elections. We have completed this report and briefed President Obama as well as President-elect Trump...

Research report

12 Oct 2016

The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) Threat Report continues to reflect the experience, focus, and mandates of the ACSC's member organisations. This report provides an insight into what the centre has been seeing, learning, and responding to, focusing on specific areas of change or new...

Research report

23 Feb 2016

Based on customer data, this report details trends across email, social media platforms and mobile applications to reveal attacker behaviors.

Executive summary

Life imitated art in 2015 as real-world cyber criminals every day applied the mantra of the anti-hero hacker of the...

Research report

29 Jul 2015

The number, type and sophistication of cyber security threats to Australia and Australians are increasing. Due to the varied nature of motivations for cyber adversaries targeting Australian organisations, organisations could be a target for malicious activities even if they do not think the information held...

Research report

7 Oct 2013

This commercial research describes the unique characteristics of cyber attack campaigns waged by governments worldwide and is aimed at security professionals in order to better identify their attackers and tailor their defenses accordingly.

Here is a quick overview:

• Asia-Pacific: Home to large,...

Audio program

13 Aug 2012

Hacking. We often think of it happening to companies or governments. But it also happens to ordinary people.


25 Nov 2010

Australians are now sharing more personal information online with friends, family and the broader community. This paper presents the Government's response to the potential safety and security issues raised by this development.

This the Australian Government's official response to the report of the House...