Computer hackers

Audio interview
13 January 2017

Dr Tobias Feakin, Australia’s Ambassador for Cyber Affairs, says Australia is a target for cyber espionage, but he has not singled out any specific nation as a threat.

6 January 2017

This report is a declassified version of a highly classified assessment that has been provided to the President and to recipients approved by the President.

12 October 2016

This is the second Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) Threat Report.

23 February 2016

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

29 July 2015

This report argues that the number, type and sophistication of cyber security threats to Australia and Australians are increasing.

7 October 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...

Audio program
13 August 2012

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


25 November 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...

Hunter, Alison

The computing industry needs people who are ethically aware, excellent communicators and effective team members. A recent court case involving a computer hacker suggested some reasons why ICT workers often do not fit the desired profile. This paper examines four types of people (usually male)...