Prime Minister Announced Large-Scale Cyber-Attack Warning

Last week, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced that Australia was being hit with a massive cyber attack by a foreign government.

Mr Morrison advised that this activity was “targeting Australian organisations across a range of sectors, including all levels of government, industry, political organisations, education, health, essential service providers, and operators of other critical infrastructure.”

How the Attacks are Happening

As shown below, the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has identified the spearphishing techniques being used by cyber attackers.

Source: news.com.au

The following three steps have been recommended for urgent attention:

  1. That businesses patch internet-facing devices promptly by making sure that any web or email servers are fully updated with the latest software.
  2. Ensure that multi-factor authentication is used to secure Internet access, infrastructure, and cloud-based platforms.
  3. Become an ACSC member to ensure you get the latest cyber threat advice to protect your organisation online.

How can we help?

If you have concerns about your organisation’s security posture, please get in touch with one of our cybersecurity experts on 1300 HUON IT (4866 48) or contact us.

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