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Australia said Russia was behind the cyberattack on insurance company Medibank, which seized the information of nearly 10 million current and former customers.
The increase in internet usage due to the coronavirus has also mobilized cyber attackers. Especially in 2020, there was a record increase in the number of cyber attacks.
Cyber attacks, which have increased with the coronavirus, continue intensely today.
A few months ago, the pro-Russian hacker group Killnet attacked the Japanese government’s internet portal, targeting online public services and the electronic tax system.
Australia: Russians attacked us too
The Australian Federal Police said Russia-based hackers were behind the cyberattack on insurance company Medibank, which seized the information of nearly 10 million current and former customers.
Australian Federal Police (AFP) Commissioner Reece Kershaw said AFP knew which individuals were responsible, but would not disclose their names at this time.
Speaking at a news conference, the AFP official said: “We know who you are for criminals and moreover, AFP has some important work to do in bringing overseas criminals back to Australia to face the justice system.” said. Kershaw added that AFP will be meeting with Russian law enforcement about the individuals.