Australia Below Cyber Siege


EXPERT PERSPECTIVE — Australia has suffered monumental back-to-back cyberattacks in latest months. The primary main assault hit Optus, Australia’s second-largest telecommunications firm, in September. The breach compromised the non-public and medical knowledge of 10 million prospects. Weeks later, one other assault hit Australia’s largest health-insurer Medibank Personal Ltd, leaking the info of 9.7 million of the corporate’s previous and current prospects.

The Optus and Medibank hacks compromised the info of a complete of 14 million buyer accounts. The Australian Federal Police (AFP) mentioned they consider these accountable for the breach are in Russia however has but to formally determine them. Cybersecurity specialists say that the hackers could also be linked to the Russian-backed REvil ransomware gang. 

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