Australia Faces Cybersecurity Challenge Amid Alleged Cyberattacks on Prime Minister’s Website
A cyberattack recently hit Australia's Prime Minister's website. The Prime Minister's Office confirmed the attack but did not comment on how it was carried out. Linux screenshots serve as evidence of this attack.
The cyberattack is being investigated by the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC). The ACSC is also investigating an incident involving the Department of Defence's website, which was also hacked.
According to a report by ABC News, the ACSC is working with its counterparts in New Zealand to combat cyber threats.
Cybercriminals are increasingly targeting government entities and their websites for various reasons—including selling sensitive data or gaining access to more information about government employees and officials.
According to The Cyber Express, "As Australia confronts the challenges posed by cyber threats, the alleged cyberattack on the Australian Prime Minister’s website is a wake-up call for a larger cyber campaign against the country — orchestrated by the Lulz Security Indonesia hacker group."
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