Defence


  • US ups pressure on Europe over 5G infrastructure from China’s Huawei

    March 14, 2019

    The US upped pressure on Europe Wednesday to avoid turning to Huawei for 5G telecom infrastructure, with a top commander saying NATO forces would cease communicating with their German colleagues if Berlin teams up with the Chinese firm. The US and several other Western nations, fearful of the security risks posed by a company closely tied ...

  • Chinese hackers strike US universities in bid for military technology

    March 6, 2019

    Hackers from China have been conducting a cyberattack campaign against prominent universities in the United States in the hopes of stealing valuable information for military purposes. The University of Hawaii, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and the University of Washington are among at least 27 universities which have been targeted worldwide, according to the Wall Street ...

  • Chinese hackers use phishing emails to target engineering, transport and defence companies

    March 4, 2019

    High-profile organisations in engineering, transportation and defence industries, particularly with links to the maritime sector, are being targeted by a state-backed Chinese hacking operation, according to security company researchers. The cyber-espionage campaign has been detailed by security company FireEye, which has labelled the group Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) 40 — or, more colloquially, Periscope. The group has ...

  • Senior Defence figure raises concerns about future cyber attacks

    February 19, 2019

    One of Australia’s senior military figures says the threat of cyber attacks against the nation’s infrastructure and military networks is on the rise. Major General Marcus Thompson leads the Information Warfare Division, which was set up in mid-2017 with the aim of providing both defensive and offensive cyber capabilities. In his first media major interview, he told ...