Australians are on high alert about the threat of cyber attacks following Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s warning in June that Australia was targeted by a sophisticated “state-based” cyber-attack.
It was, according to the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC), the most significant and coordinated cyber-targeting against Australian institutions to date.
The Prime Minister said while such intrusions on Australia’s cyber network were “not new”, the “frequency has been increasing”.
We know it is a sophisticated state-based cyber actor because of the scale and nature of the targeting and the tradecraft used,” Mr Morrison said at the time.
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