Foreign government behind major cyber attack on Australian governments and business, PM says

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says Australian organisations, including governments and businesses, are currently the targets of sustained attacks by a sophisticated foreign “state-based” hacker.

“This activity is targeting Australian 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,” he said.

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