A 'sophisticated state actor' has for months been trying to hack a large number of australian organisations and has recently intensified its attacks.
It tells the prime minister of Australia, Scott Morrison, at a press conference in Canberra on Friday morning local time.
the Attacks are targeted at all levels of government, political organizations, key service providers and infrastructure operators.
- because of their scale and nature, we know that it is a sophisticated, statsbaseret cyberaktør, says Scott Morrison.
the prime minister goes on to say, that there are not many state actors, who are in a position to launch this type of attack. He rejects, however, to identify, which country is behind.
According to Australia's defence minister, Linda Reynolds, shows a view that there is not a large place has been violations of sensitive personal information.
In september last year, revealed the news agency Reuters that the australian government half a year ago - in march 2019 - concluded that China was responsible for a hacker attack against the australian parliament.
the government of Australia never went publicly identified China as the source of the attack, and China denied that the country was behind it.
the Relationship between Australia and its largest trading partner, China, has suffered a severe blow after Australia went with a group of countries, which will have the world health organisation (WHO) to investigate the cause of the outbreak of coronavirus, which originally broke out in the chinese city of Wuhan.
China blames the australian government for being in cahoots with the UNITED states.
Recently, China has warned its students against an education in Australia.
the Warning from the chinese ministry of foreign affairs 9. June was justified by the fact that there has been a noticeable increase in racist attacks on the chinese and asian people in Australia under the coronaviruspandemien.
already, China has laid the duty on barley from Australia, just like the country has warned of a boycott of australian products among chinese consumers.
In mid-may, suspended the China also imports of beef from four of the largest producers in Australia.