Australia Under MASSIVE Cyber Attack By a ‘State-Based Actor,’ Prime Minister Says
Australia was undergoing a widespread cyber attack Thursday which was targeting all levels of government, political parties, businesses, and other organizations, according to the Prime Minister.
“This activity is targeting Australians 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,” Prime Minister Scott Morrison said.
“We know it is a sophisticated state-based cyber actor because of the scale and nature of the targeting and the trade craft used.”
“To encourage organisations, particularly those in the health, critical infrastructure and essential services to take expert advice and implement technical defences to thwart this malicious cyber activity.”