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How Russian hackers played the media

How Russian hackers played the media

The hacking of the 2016 US election by Russian agents was a masterclass in how to weaponise the media. How can this be avoided going forward?

Why suits will carry on American complicity in Russian misinformation

Why suits will carry on American complicity in Russian misinformation

As US lawmakers and tech companies shout about an Honest Ads Act to prevent election meddling, they ignore how much Russia relies on traditional US press to spread disinformation all on their own.

Hack of defence firm reveals a cybersecurity framework in chaos

Hack of defence firm reveals a cybersecurity framework in chaos

While endlessly talking about the importance of cybersecurity, the government has an all-care-no-responsibility attitude toward its defence data.

Crikey Worm: Abbott believes in climate change, says it’s probably good though

Crikey Worm: Abbott believes in climate change, says it’s probably good though

Erstwhile prime minister and globetrotting guest lecturer Tony Abbott has extolled the benefits of climate change at a gathering of "climate sceptics". Plus, the government has admitted a national security contractor was hacked last year. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

<em>Four Corners</em> points to critical gap in our cybersecurity

Four Corners points to critical gap in our cybersecurity

And unfortunately, we're not learning from our mistakes.

How intelligence agencies undermine our computer security

How intelligence agencies undermine our computer security

Our intelligence agencies are supposed to keep us safe -- so why do they deliberately keep IT security flaws secret from users?

Was the census debacle a conspiracy or a cock-up?

Was the census debacle a conspiracy or a cock-up?

ABS chief statistician David Kalisch has said an unknown foreign entity is responsible for crashing the census site last night.

Why cheater details ‘leaked’, but terrorists are ‘hackers’

Why cheater details ‘leaked’, but terrorists are ‘hackers’

About half the stories mentioning the Ashley Madison data dump used the term "leak", bringing to mind whistleblowers revealing information in the public interest. So why was an Islamic State data dump called a "hack"?

No cheating! Outing Ashley Madison users could have costly consequences

No cheating! Outing Ashley Madison users could have costly consequences

The media have so far been restrained in reporting on the Ashley Madison hack.

Islamic State hacking Australian govt emails: be alert but not alarmed

Islamic State hacking Australian govt emails: be alert but not alarmed

Did Islamic State hackers access Australian government email addresses and passwords? Maybe. But it's probably not as bad as the headlines suggest.