Australia Hit by Dozens of Cyberattacks Each Week, 80% Said to Be State Sponsored

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Jun 12, 2013 02:18 am PST

Speaking at the Australian Defence Magazine cyber security summit in Canberra, Major General Stephen Day, deputy director of cyber and information security at the Australian Signals Directorate, has revealed that the country is hit by dozens of malicious cyberattacks each week.According to Day, 789 attacks have been recorded this year, but there are probably many that have gone unreported or undetected. “The cyber threat is real. It has real consequences, it is persistent, it is here now. We are in a daily struggle against malicious cyber threats,” Day said, cited by The Australian.