Australia targeted by ‘sophisticated’ cyber attack

Australia is currently the target of a ‘sophisticated’ cyber attack – and an unnamed foreign government is behind it.

Scott Morrison, the country’s prime minister, says the attacks have targeted all levels of the government – as well as political organisations, essential service providers and operators of other critical infrastructure.

‘We know it is a sophisticated state-based cyber actor because of the scale and nature of the targeting,’ he said at a news conference.

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Scott John Morrison is an Australian politician who is the 30th and current prime minister of Australia. He took office in August 2018 upon his election as leader of the Liberal Party, and subsequently led the Coalition to victory at the 2019 federal election.

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