Hackers go after Australian ICT, managed services providers

The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC), which integrates the national security cyber capabilities and serves as a hub for collaboration and information sharing with the private sector and critical infrastructure providers, state and territory governments, academia and international partners, has released its annual Threat Report, which encompasses the period between 1 July 2016 and 30 June 2017. Private sector incident responses by sector Among the current cyber attack trends and cybersecurity challenges Australians and Australian organizations face are ransomware (targeting a wide range of victims), credential-harvesting malware (specially crafted to target Australian users), attacks aimed at compromising Australian routers, and increased targeting of Android smartphones and of trusted third parties (e.g.

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