Australia is currently being hit with a massive cyber attack by a foreign government, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has revealed.
In an urgent press conference called this morning in Canberra, Mr Morrison said the ongoing, "large-scale" hack was being executed by a “sophisticated, state-based cyber actor”.
“We know it is a sophisticated, state-based cyber actor because of the scale and nature of the targeting and the tradecraft used.
Asked which nation was suspected to be behind the attack, Mr Morrison said the “threshold for public attribution on a technical level is extremely high” and that Australia “doesn't engage lightly in public attributions”.
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Asked if the scale of the attack was “unprecedented”, the Prime Minister said, “I don't know if I would use that word.”.
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