Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said during a press conference that a major cyber attack attack has been detected in the nation, targeting a range of sectors, including “all levels of government”.

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

The Australian PM, reporting from Canberra said during a press conference, that the actor behind the cyber attack is “state-based”, judging from the “scale and nature of the targeting”.

We know it is a sophisticated, state-based cyber actor because of the scale and nature of the targeting and the trade-craft used. Regrettably, this activity is not new. Frequency has been increasing”.

The Prime Minister refused any “public attribution over the identity” of the “state-based actor”. Morrison added that “no large-scale data breaches of Australians’ personal info” have occurred as a result of the attack, and recommended that all Australians take steps to protect themselves.

Sputnik / ABC Flash Point Cyber News 2020.

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Jan Klaas
Jan Klaas
18-06-20 22:31

Earlier this year the Australians said they have never had a cyber attack, and now all of a sudden they say it was an inside job.

Reply to  Jan Klaas
18-06-20 22:32

Probably the Chinese response for targeting their companies inside Australia?