Hackers steal data from systems of over a dozen global telecom companies

Hackers broke into the systems of more than a dozen global telecom firms and stole huge amounts of data in a seven-year spying campaign, researchers from a cyber security company said, identifying links to previous Chinese cyber-espionage activities. Investigators at U.S.-Israeli cyber firm Cybereason said on Tuesday the attackers compromised companies in more than 30… Read More Hackers steal data from systems of over a dozen global telecom companies

Two dead following mid-air collision of two light planes in New Zealand

Two light aircraft collided mid-air on their final approach at a regional aerodrome in New Zealand on Sunday killing both pilots, police said. Four parachutists on board of one of the planes had jumped shortly before it crashed with the other plane, a training aircraft. A helicopter, also preparing to land, managed to avoid the… Read More Two dead following mid-air collision of two light planes in New Zealand

Suspected Christchurch shooter pleads not guilty to all charges

An Australian man pleaded not guilty on Friday to 92 charges stemming from a massacre in two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch three months ago and will stand trial in May next year. A lone gunman armed with semi-automatic weapons attacked Muslims attending Friday prayers in Christchurch on New Zealand’s South Island… Read More Suspected Christchurch shooter pleads not guilty to all charges

Australian police raid offices of national broadcaster ABC

Australian police raided the offices of the national broadcaster on Wednesday over allegations it had published classified material, the second raid on a media outlet in two days, prompting complaints of assaults on press freedom. The Australian Federal Police said its officers carried out a search warrant at the head office of the government-funded Australian… Read More Australian police raid offices of national broadcaster ABC

Four dead, one injured as gunman goes on rampage in Australian city of Darwin

A gunman killed four people and wounded one in the Australian city of Darwin on Tuesday, authorities said, in one of the country’s most violent attacks in years. A suspect had been arrested, police said. “At this stage we do not believe this is terrorism related. This is one individual who has acted individually and,… Read More Four dead, one injured as gunman goes on rampage in Australian city of Darwin

Papua New Guinea prime minister Peter O’Neill announces resignation

Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill announced his resignation on Sunday after seven years in the top job following weeks of high-level defections from the ruling party. “I am announcing today that I am stepping down as the Prime Minister of the Independent State of Papua New Guinea,” O’Neill said in an emailed statement.… Read More Papua New Guinea prime minister Peter O’Neill announces resignation

Australian taxi drivers file lawsuit against Uber for alleged illegal operations

A law firm filed a class action against Uber Technologies Inc on behalf of thousands of taxi and chartered drivers in Australia, accusing the world’s largest ride-hailing company of operating illegally and harming them financially. The lawsuit, filed on Friday at the Victoria Supreme Court by law firm Maurice Blackburn, was brought on behalf of… Read More Australian taxi drivers file lawsuit against Uber for alleged illegal operations