June 18, 2020 / 11:38 PM / 19 days ago

Australia subject to 'state-based' cybersecurity attack, PM Morrison says

SYDNEY, June 19 (Reuters) - The Australian government and other organisations are being targeted by a “sophisticated state-based cyber actor”, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday.

The attacks have targeted all levels of the government, political organisations, essential service providers and operators of other critical infrastructure, Morrison said in a media briefing in Canberra.

“We know it is a sophisticated state-based cyber actor because of the scale and nature of the targeting,” he said.

Reporting by Renju Jose; Editing by Tom Hogue

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