Large Scale Cyber Attack in Australia

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Large Scale Cyber Attacks in Australia

Australian private and public sector organisations are being targeted in a sophisticated cyber-attack by a foreign entity.

"We know it is a sophisticated state-based cyber actor,  because of the scale and nature of the targeting and the tradecraft used", Prime Minister Scott Morrison said not name the state responsible, and he said he made the threat public to raise awareness.

Australia the target of a 'sophisticated' state-based cyber attack | 7NEWS

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said that while the attacks were not new, the frequency has increased. The PM said the advice he had received indicated there had not been any large-scale personal data breaches.

“This activity is targeting Australian organisations across a range of sectors, including all levels of Government, industry, political organisations, education, health, essential service providers and operators of other critical infrastructure."