Australia subject to ‘state-based’ cybersecurity attack: PM Morrison

The attacks have targeted all levels of the government, according to Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison. (File photo: AFP)

The Australian government and other organizations are being targeted by a “sophisticated state-based cyber actor”, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday.

The attacks have targeted all levels of the government, political organizations, essential service providers, and operators of other critical infrastructure, Morrison said in a media briefing in Canberra.

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“We know it is a sophisticated state-based cyber actor because of the scale and nature of the targeting,” he said.

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