Weekly Wrap 619: Hacking, surveillance, and the start of a six-week election campaign

The election has been called, Cheers!

Monday 4 to Sunday 10 April 2022 was another productive week. A good podcast. A good written article. And, despite a long day out in Sydney on Saturday, some new projects are in the offing. Even La Niña couldn’t bring down my mood. And then the election campaign kicked off.

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The 9pm Hacker History and Looming Election Doomscape with Greg Muller

Greg Muller with a background of shrubbery. (Photo: Supplied)

The autumn series of The 9pm Edict continues with special guest Greg Muller, a journalist who’s produced, among many things, the podcast documentary series Motherlode, It’s about the early computer hacking scene and the origin story of Julian Assange.

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Talking recent hacks in Australia on ABC Melbourne

Screenshot from Nine’s news alert confirming last weekend’s cyber attack.
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It’s a week since Australian media company Nine Entertainment became the victim of what’s been called a ransomware attack, one that affected TV and print operations. We still don’t know all that many facts, but on Tuesday I spoke about what we knew on ABC Melbourne.

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