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The latest in the news on Cyber Security

As a first for Western Australia, WCC delivers the very latest in cyber news headlines and current affairs as well as industry insights from local experts and advocates of cyber security to help boost the profile of this growing industry while also raising important awareness of the increasing risk of cyber threats.




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JBS US-Australia Ransomware Attack


The attack that devastated the North American and Australian IT networks of JBS will have much further and far reaching consequences.


While a Brazil JBS office was the initial vector of attack, the impact will be seen for some time to come as Australia’s 11,0000 JBS employees, farmers and rural communities will bear the brunt of the economic toll that this will take. Meanwhile, and to a lesser extent, everyone else who likes to buy their meat from the supermarkets will no doubt be paying a little more in the coming weeks.As Ben from the WCC team explained in this month’s show, what we thought critical infrastructure traditionally meant was power, gas and water pipes, but it extends much further, and food security needs to be added into the equation.


You can read more on the JBS attack at ZD Net:

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And speaking of critical infrastructure….


Canadian, Irish and New Zealand healthcare systems were hit recently by – you guessed it – ransomware attacks. Again, critical infrastructure is named as such because it refers to any infrastructure responsible for supplying goods and services of a critical nature – you know, the life threatening and really important stuff.


While we know how low cyber criminals are on the social scale, we’re still surprised that anyone would be low enough to hit hospitals and healthcare systems right in the middle of a global pandemic.


To give you the picture of how bad the Irish attack was, the nation’s Department of Health was hit twice in one week, shutting down their entire IT system and resulting in a data breach – double whammy.


You can read the full story here also at ZD Net: