Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews considering forcing businesses to report ransomware attacks

Sarah Basford Canales
By Sarah Basford Canales
Updated June 24 2021 - 8:48am, first published 3:00am
Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews has said she's exploring mandatory ransomware reporting to government for private companies. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

The government has said it's considering forcing companies to report ransomware attacks to its cyber security agency after conceding many were not forthcoming with details.

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Sarah Basford Canales

Sarah Basford Canales

Canberra Times journalist

I'm a federal politics and public sector reporter with an interest in national security, integrity and regulation. Contact me with general tips and thoughts at sarah.basfordcanales@canberratimes.com.au or confidential tips to sbasfordcanales@protonmail.com.