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Huawei

TENSIONS between Australia and China finally appear to be easing. Last week, the Prime Minister gave a speech on international education proposing “clearer thinking” on the relationship and the rapidly changing world. It was a marked shift from a relationship soured by a year of aggressive rhetoric and back-and-forth threats. …

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AFP to NSWGreat and dark web drug dealers

NSWGreat is a drug dealer. But you won’t find him on the street. He’s making his fortune by selling anonymously, behind a computer screen. Inspired by people such as Ross William Ulbricht, the now jailed founder of the infamous Silk Road, the dealer has been selling drugs to Australians on …

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Revenge porn

MELBOURNE university student Amy Cornes, 21, first became aware naked images of her had been posted online when she was contacted by a friend in June this year. Images of Ms Cornes, a former resident of Adelaide and the daughter of South Australian football legend Graham Cornes, had surfaced on …

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Cyber attack

SECURITY researchers have found a link between the crippling WannaCry ransomware and North Korean hackers. Symantec Corp and Kaspersky Lab have identified similarities in the code used to create WannaCry and programs written by the North Korean hacking group known as Lazarus responsible for a string of cyber attacks including …

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Medicare details for sale on dark web

HACKERS are selling the Medicare card numbers of Australians on the ‘dark web’, which could be used to steal private health records. The Federal Government has confirmed it’s urgently investigating the security breach and has referred the matter to the Australian Federal Police. A journalist from The Guardian revealed he …

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Medicare card ‘dark web’s care

GOVERNMENT departments warned staff not to accept Medicare cards as a form of identity proof after reports surfaced that card numbers were being sold on the dark web. An internal memo sent to Australian Taxation Office staff yesterday advised them not to accept Medicare cards as proof of identity “until …

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McAfee

ONE-TIME pop-punk princess Avril Lavigne has beaten superstar Beyonce at something, but she may not be totally happy with her victory — she’s been named the most dangerous celebrity on the internet. Cybersecurity firm McAfee has revealed that Lavigne, whose last album came out in 2013, was the most likely …

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