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Far from formidable, Russia's spy agency now looks like a comedy outfit
Opinion
Opinion

Far from formidable, Russia's spy agency now looks like a comedy outfit

The GRU, it seems, is not all it's cracked up to be.

  • by Con Coughlin

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US indicts Russian spies in hacking campaign linked to Olympics doping scandal
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Security

US indicts Russian spies in hacking campaign linked to Olympics doping scandal

The US Justice Department has charged seven Russian military intelligence officers with hacking anti-doping agencies and other organisations.

  • by Ellen Nakashima, Michael Birnbaum & William Booth
Russian spy agency accused of hacking attempt into MH17 crash probe
National security

Russian spy agency accused of hacking attempt into MH17 crash probe

The allegations came as British and Australian officials blamed Russia's GRU for increasingly 'brazen' activities throughout the globe.

'Cyberspace is not the Wild West': Australia targets Russian government over spate of attacks
Cyber protection

'Cyberspace is not the Wild West': Australia targets Russian government over spate of attacks

Australia has joined allies in condemning an "indiscriminate and reckless" global campaign of cyber attacks.

  • by Fergus Hunter
Is anyone watching? Conundrum at heart of Netflix-ABC drama Pine Gap

Is anyone watching? Conundrum at heart of Netflix-ABC drama Pine Gap

A spy drama grounded in a reality that few of us know anything about: that's Pine Gap, a joint Netflix-ABC production.

  • by Karl Quinn
Labor MPs to mobilise on concentration of power with Home Affairs minister
Peter Dutton

Labor MPs to mobilise on concentration of power with Home Affairs minister

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has signalled a Labor government would not make "change for change's sake".

  • by Fergus Hunter
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Crossbench disquiet grows over 'draconian' spyware bill
Peter Dutton

Crossbench disquiet grows over 'draconian' spyware bill

Disquiet is growing on the cross bench with the government's new cyber security bill.

  • by Colin Kruger
Former officials urge 'radical' overhaul of military to confront resurgent China
China

Former officials urge 'radical' overhaul of military to confront resurgent China

One former senior Defence official warns China is increasingly "capable of threatening us with high intensity conflict".

  • by Fergus Hunter
Spyware on phone fears as Dutton pushes new security laws
Telecommunications

Spyware on phone fears as Dutton pushes new security laws

A push to compel telcos to install spyware on people's phones under new security plans could be "severely damaging" to cybersecurity, industry warns.

  • by Colin Kruger
China persisting with intellectual property theft in violation of international commitments: report
National security

China persisting with intellectual property theft in violation of international commitments: report

The Australian government is being urged to increase retaliation for commercial cyber attacks.

  • by Fergus Hunter
'Deeply concerned': Labor wants to tap the brakes on landmark encryption legislation
Peter Dutton

'Deeply concerned': Labor wants to tap the brakes on landmark encryption legislation

Privacy advocates and tech experts have sounded the alarm over the legislation handing law enforcement new powers.

  • by Fergus Hunter