Image Matrix tech editor Djuro Sen says he “was not surprised” Australia suffered a major cyber attack, because “it’s been happening for a long time”.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday all levels of the Australian government and Australia’s private sector were targeted in the attack which he described as “malicious”.
Mr Morrison said the government had evidence the cyberattack was launched by a sophisticated state-based actor.
“It’s been happening for a long time but I don’t think this is entirely that sophisticated,” Mr Sen told Sky News.
“But it has been sustained.
“I actually applaud the Prime Minister for coming out strong about cyber attacks.
“Cyber security and our online security has been a big thing for me.”