Australia faces cyber invasion by Russia

March 01, 2022 • In The Media
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Organisations warned to be prepared for retaliatory action.
David Braue, ACS Information Age

The rapid escalation of the Ukraine-Russia conflict means Australian organisations should “urgently adopt an enhanced cyber security posture”, government cyber security experts have warned as newly imposed sanctions crystallise the risk of retaliatory cyber attacks by Russia-backed cybercriminal operators.

The warnings – contained in a high-priority Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) Technical Advisory – emerged last week after Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced targeted sanctions at Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Russian collaborators to what he called the “unjustified, unwarranted, unprovoked, and unacceptable” invasion of Ukraine.