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Singtel has stated that its Dialog division has also been attacked, only weeks after the company revealed that its Australian company Optus had been the target of a significant cyber attack.
After a significant cyber-attack targeting telecoms firm Optus, Australian Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese announced that he plans to strengthen privacy rules to ensure that banks are notified quickly after a company faces an attack.
The Australian Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) has announced a request that most data centre companies should be considered for the new whole-of-government data panel if they wish.
“I think that’s one of the great virtues of where we are today and one of the reasons why investments like this are made in Australia, because of the amazing people that we’re training and bringing into our companies and our organisations. This is enabling infrastructure such as this to be built for it,” he said.
Cyberattacks have surged since the beginning of the pandemic in Australia, according to new statistics from the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC).