Security agencies reveal 11,000 cyber security incidents targeting businesses, critical infrastructure

July 29, 2015

The nation’s top spy agencies are warning that the number of cyber security threats facing Australia is increasing by the day.

The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) partners with agencies including ASIO and the Federal Police.

In its first unclassified report it has revealed there were more than 11,000 cyber security incidents affecting Australian businesses last year.

More than 150 of the incidents involved critical infrastructure and so-called systems of national significance.

The ACSC said it saw “daily” cyber espionage activity targeting Australian Government networks but “Australia has not yet been subjected to any activities that could be considered a cyber attack”.

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