vegassports-odds.com
vegassports-odds.com June 23, 2018


Australia Jet And Navy Data Stolen In 'Extensive' Hack

12 October 2017, 07:21 | Taylor George

The federal government has admitted it still doesn't know who managed to hack top secret technical information about new fighter jet and navy vessels a year ago.

The minister responsible for cyber security, Dan Tehan, earlier this week announced the breach, without providing details.

A mystery hacker codenamed after a larrikin Australian soap opera character has been revealed as stealing sensitive, high-level information about a $1.1 trillion defence project created by an alliance including Australia, the U.S, United Kingdom and Canada.

"While awareness of cyber-crime is certainly on the rise, so too is the threat that it poses, with the report claiming 47,000 cyber incidents took place in the past 12 months alone".

The admin password, to enter the company's web portal, was "admin" and the guest password was "guest".

The 50-person aerospace engineering firm was compromised in July previous year but the national cyber security agency, the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD), only became aware of the breach in November, technology website ZDNet Australia reported.

The three months during which the hackers operated undetected has been dubbed "Alf's Mystery Happy Fun Time" by the ASD, Zdnet reported.

The hackers have been given the code-name Alf, after the Home and Away character Alf Stewart.

The F-35 Lightning, the Joint Strike Fighter.

West Nile Virus - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Counties with at least one case include - Clark, Clermont, Cuyahoga, Defiance, Franklin, Greene, Hamilton (2), Logan and Summit. The city of Frisco has confirmed 18 mosquito pools that have tested positive for West Nile virus so far this year.

Luxury Handbag Loyalists Not Fans of Coach Changing Name to Tapestry Inc
The company said on Wednesday the name change goes into effect on October 31 and will start trading under the ticker symbol "TPR" on the New York Stock Exchange.

Apple CEO Says No AR Glasses Soon
"The display technology required, as well as putting enough stuff around your face-there's huge challenges with that", he said. Cook also expressed scepticism about the AR shopping experiences being proposed by some retailers and tech firms.

In addition to the F-35A program, the attacker obtained restricted technical data on the P-8 Poseidon spy aircraft, the C-130 transport plane, the Joint Direct Attack Munition smart bomb and a number of Australian naval vessels.

The company, which had only one IT person, was subcontracted four levels down from defence contracts. Clarke said that this would have made it easier for the hacker to access all the sensitive data on the firm's servers, because the firm used common username and passwords on every machine in the firm, and once it had the initial passwords, that was all it needed.

Mr Clarke described the security breach as "sloppy admin".

'There's no way this one IT person could have done everything perfectly across the whole domain, ' said Mr Clarke.

A Royal Australian Air Force C130-J Hercules pilot.

Comment has been sought from Mr Tehan and the Defence department.

"While the Australian company is a national-security linked contractor and the information disclosed was commercially sensitive, it was unclassified", they said in a statement on Wednesday evening.

"I don't think you can try and sheet blame for a small enterprise having lax cyber security back to the federal government".



Other News

Trending Now

Amazon Alexa gets voice recognition
The feature is one of the spots where Amazon has been playing catch up with Google, in spite of its multi-year head start. Amazon says it'll allow Alexa device owners to "shop confidently" knowing Alexa recognises their voice.

Dust to Dust II: How Valve rebuilt a classic Counter-Strike map
At the time of writing, Valve has not specified a time-frame, but expectations are it will arrive in the next few weeks. When Dust II returns to competitive play, another map will be removed so that the map updating cycle can continue.

Moto is offering up to Rs. 4500 on Moto E4, Moto G5, Moto M and Moto Z2 Play
In addition to discounts on its phones, Motorola is also bundling an attractive Reliance Jio data offer for the festive season. When it comes to the 4 smartphones from Moto, the Moto M and Moto Z2 Play are available on both offline and online channels.

Local health officials encouraging flu shots
Fluzone High-Dose : It is a high potency vaccine that contains four times the amount of antigen compared to a standard flu shot. Flu shots are not ideal , but they are the best protection modern science has against the disease.