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Australia creates cyberwarfare unit

Anonymous Coward writes | more than 3 years ago

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An anonymous reader writes "Australia's Federal Government computer emergency response team and other spy agencies are teaming up to create a cyberspooks unit to counter threats from other countries, the nation's chief lawmaker said last night. In a speech referencing Stuxnet and GhostNet, Attorney-General Robert McClelland said the unit would protect sensitive Australian Government and business information from espionage by the nation's foes. Recently new powers were handed spymasters to deal with the enhanced security threat that the Greens party said were "excessive"."
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