Australian Signals Directorate warns public sector could be affected by SolarWinds Orion cyber attack

Sarah Basford Canales
By Sarah Basford Canales
Updated December 30 2020 - 8:22pm, first published 1:00am
A sophisticated international cyber attack has affected a number of Commonwealth departments and agencies, the Australian Cyber Security Centre has confirmed. Picture: Elesa Kurtz

A number of federal departments are using a vulnerable software recently subject to a major cyber hack, prompting concerns of potential future attacks, the country's cyber agency has revealed.


Sarah Basford Canales

Sarah Basford Canales

Canberra Times journalist

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