Australian Government and private sector hit by massive cyber attack

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    This sounds like a complaint about chronic attacks, and not about any particular major ongoing attack.
     
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    Yeah, I agree. The media made it sound like something more specific, especially when the PM called for an unscheduled urgent press conference.
     
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    An email I just received:
     
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    This news is currently the top news article on the Daily Mail Australian, United Kingdom and United States front pages.
     
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    The plot thickens...

    'Cyber attacks' point to China's spy agency, Ministry of State Security, as Huawei payback, say former Australian officials

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-06...5g-ban-payback-from-china-spy-agency/12374374

    China denies being behind cyber attack on Australia, foreign ministry spokesman calls claims 'baseless'
    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-06...accusation-of-australia-cyber-attack/12375324
     
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    Australian government departments are routinely audited for cyber readiness. Most fail

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-06...outinely-audited-for-cyber-readiness/12375050
     
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    Defence has imagined modern warfare and Australia is not prepared

    (Posted 15 May 2020, updated 15 May 2020)
    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05...ed-for-security-threats-warns-review/12248332

     
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    Chinese malware used in attacks against Australian orgs
    June 28, 2020
    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/ne...ware-used-in-attacks-against-australian-orgs/
     
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    'This is happening every day and it's like manure': Inside the hacking attacks bombarding Australia
    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-06-29/hacking-cyber-attacks-espionage-china/12398802
     
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    "Australia to bolster cyber-defences with 500 hackers amid China spat...

    Australia will hire 500 hackers as part of a AU$1.35bn (£754m, $925m) boost to protect the nation's networks from a wave of cyber attacks...

    The new spend will enable the Cyber Enhanced Situational Awareness and Response unit, or CESAR, to identify more cyber threats, disrupt more foreign cyber criminals, and build more partnerships between industry and government.

    Headlining the package is AU$470m to create 500 new jobs within the ASD, an 1,800-strong agency responsible for thwarting cyber attacks..."

    https://www.theregister.com/2020/06/30/australia_cyber_defence_fund/
     
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