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AUKUS Partners Call On Organisations To Bolster Cyber Defences Against Ransomware


Australia, U.S., and UK authorities have issued guidelines encouraging individuals and organizations to reinforce their cyber defences against global ransomware threats, cyber criminals-for-hire, and attacks on critical infrastructure. The joint advisory was published on Feb. 9 from the U.S.’s Federal Bureau of Investigation, National Security Agency, and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), along with the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre, and the Australian Cyber Security Centre, designed to provide “essential guidance” and how to strengthen cyber defences. Over 2021, around 14 of the United States’ 16 critical infrastructure sectors were hit by cyberattacks, including the defence, emergency services, food and agriculture, government, and information technology sectors. Australia, meanwhile, has seen attacks targeting the healthcare sector, financial services, higher education, and energy. At the same time, the UK has attacks targeting the legal profession, charities, and businesses. Cybersecurity authorities observed hackers gain access to networks via phishing, stolen Remote …  » Read full article

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