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Friday June 19th, 2020 day edition

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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.”.

Thirdly, it's important to become an ACSC partner to ensure you get the latest cyber threat advice to protect your organisation online.”. »

10 of Stephen Hawking's Funniest Zingers

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Stephen Hawking at the Pride of Britain Awards at on October 31, 2016, in London, England Photo: Karwai Tang/WireImage.

"My advice to any heartbroken young girl is to pay close attention to the study of theoretical physics.

It would not be beyond the realms of possibility that somewhere outside of our own universe lies another different universe. »

Fauci warns of 'anti-science bias' being a problem in US

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But the nation's top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, has been warning Americans about the risk of further spread of the virus.

The process of getting a United States coronavirus vaccine candidate into a Phase 1 trial happened at record speed, according to Fauci.

Social inequalities are among the factors behind why the black community in the United States has "suffered disproportionately" from Covid-19, Fauci said. »

Ohio lawmaker asks if 'colored population' is hit hard by coronavirus because they 'don't wash their hands as well'

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“Could it just be that African Americans or the colored population do not wash their hands as well as other groups or wear a mask or do not socially distance themselves?

Ohio Commission on Minority Heath Director Angela Dawson, who is black, quickly dismissed to Huffman’s question.

Ohio Legislative Black Caucus President Stephanie Howse (D) told the Daily News the rhetoric represented systematic racism. »