"Only four nations are thought to be capable of such a high-level attack: China, Russia, Israel and the United States."
ROFL. Trust me Aussie PM, almost every bedsit in the world possesses this capability.
Australia's prime minister has blamed a "sophisticated state actor" for a hack on the country's parliament and some of its prominent political parties. Security Australia shutterstock Big trouble Down Under as Australian MPs told to reset their passwords amid hack attack fears READ MORE PM Scott Morrison told the continent- …
Trust me Aussie PM, almost every bedsit in the world possesses this capability
Yes, and here's a youth who has blogged about pwning a nation, very similar to Australia, actually extremely similar to Australia , just without the extra "a" and an "l" - this game playing geek helpfully provides the terminal commands for scanning your own country, probably not advised at present.
Just got home from Canberra, secure the front door, oh joy!
Got to sit down, take a rest on the veranda.
Legislation kicks in, pretty soon I'm singin',
Private user data, flowin' ... out my back door.
There's a hacker doing cartwheels, a cracker gettin' good feels.
Look at all the data miners on the under-net.
A dinosaur politician, run' by superstition.
KGB and 5-eyes spooks are on the NBN.
Won't you take a ride on the flyin' goon?
Doo, doo doo.
Spurious apparition provided by politician.
Liberal and Labor play together in the band.
Won't you take a ride on the flyin' loon?
Doo, doo doo.
Don't bother me with maths, kick-backs 'll buy my 'facts'.
Forward troubles to our kids, they can deal with what we did!
Look at all the data miners dancing on the lawn.
Bother me tomorrow, poli-pensions buy no sorrows.
But it was 90 minutes past bed time, keeping myself upright in my computer chair because lying down made me vomitous (I did get whatever was disagreeing with me cleared not long after and got to bed, though! and I already have this-morning off work so could sleep in to make up.)
What's with blaming everyone else for your own failure to defend your IT?
It seems likely that the main state level bad actors were those who over-rode the security chap's recommendation.
Has anyone else noticed the rejection of "other people's stuff" as unsafe to use doesn't filter down into corporate cloud strategy?
That the truth comes out. The state level baddies turns out to be a 15 yr old kid in the outer suburbs of Brisbane. Armed with a Dummies guide to hacking and a couple of scripts he managed to download.
Even better he socially engineered the account and passwords from the minister of communications
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