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Australia Underneath Cyber Siege

EXPERT PERSPECTIVE — Australia has suffered huge 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 greatest health-insurer Medibank Non-public Ltd, leaking the information of 9.7 million of the corporate’s previous and current prospects.

The Optus and Medibank hacks compromised the information 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 establish them. Cybersecurity specialists say that the hackers could also be linked to the Russian-backed REvil ransomware gang. 

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