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Australia “Under Relentless Cyber-Attack”: Home Affairs Minister

Home Affairs Minister Clare O’Neil has called the recent spate of cyber-attacks on Australian institutions a “huge wake-up call” for the country.

Speaking on the recent Medibank incident, O’Neil said the government has a “clear mandate” to amend the current laws, adding that “the very best people in the country are working with Medibank to try to prevent any harm from occurring from what has gone on here.

“There is an element here that cybercrime is growing really quickly around the world,” O’Neil said.

“There was an Interpol conference that yesterday, the kind of police heads of forces from around the world got together and their message to the community was that cybercrime is now their main crime concern internationally.

“And this is the new world that we live in. We are going to be under relentless cyber-attack, essentially from here on in.”

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