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Money Australia increases spending to fight cyber attacks

13:15  30 june  2020
13:15  30 june  2020 Source:   pressfrom.com

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Australia will ramp up its fight against hackers with a .35 billion package set to create 500 new positions to stamp out malicious cyber attacks . More than million will be spent on battling cyber crime offshore, giving Australia increased capacity to go after foreign criminals online.

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Australia unveiled a vast plan to fight cyber attacks a few days Tuesday after the government announced a large-scale attack on the country's computer systems by "a state actor" believed to be China.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his government have announced that the country will spend an additional 1.35 billion Australian dollars (825 million euros) on cybersecurity over the next ten years, an increase of about 10% in the budget for this period thus brought to 15 billion Australian dollars (9.16 billion euros) in total.

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The cyber safety package will be spent over the next decade. The Federal Government wants to create more than 500 new jobs in its highly secretive cyber intelligence agency as part of what it says is Australia 's largest-ever investment in China denies being behind cyber attack on Australia .

Australia will ramp up its fight against hackers with a .35 billion package set to create 500 new positions to stamp out malicious cyber attacks . More than million will be spent on battling cyber crime offshore, giving Australia increased capacity to go after foreign criminals online.

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Most of these new funds will allow the creation of 500 additional jobs in the specialized intelligence service Australian Signals Directorate.

On June 19, the Prime Minister had affirmed that the country had been the target of a vast cyber attack by a "state actor" who targeted the computer systems of government, administrations and companies.

State-backed cyber attacks targeted the Australian Parliament, political parties and universities last year, and all eyes had already turned to China.

Morrison said on Tuesday that this type of malicious attack is becoming more frequent, sophisticated and of an ever-increasing scale.

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Australia 's biggest ever boost to cyber security has been announced, in the wake of attacks earlier this month which crippled vast networks in the government and private sector. "Ultimately cyber security and cyber defence of our nation are increasingly the same thing. If you attack , for example

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Australia is part of the powerful Five Eyes intelligence alliance with the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and New Zealand, but its budget for cybersecurity is very small compared to that of the United States, China or Russia.

Mr. Morrison's government had angered Beijing by calling for an independent international investigation into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic, and by denouncing aggressive and dishonest Chinese diplomacy.

China responded by discouraging its nationals from Australia as a destination for tourism and study, by threatening further reprisals and by sentencing an Australian to death for drug trafficking.

Parliament and the Australian political parties were concerned last year about an attempt to interfere with a foreign power in the political environment.

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