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Cybercrime intrusions double up

Date: October 14, 2010

Australian Defence Signals Directorate (DSD) reports that attempted intrusions against country’s military networks have risen enormously and steps should be taken to curb them effective immediately.

The Defence Signals Directorate is Australia's signals intelligence (SIGINT) agency, keeps a track of all the vital information security around government networks.

The latest cyber attack data was accumulated by DSD's special unit in association with the Cyber Security Operations Centre (CSOC), reports the Sydney Morning Herald.

Nearly 5,551 intrusion attempts have been claimed during the January and August period over military networks, averaging 700 per month.

Ex- Australian Defence Minister John Faulkner pronounced that nation’s defence networks were aiming at 2,400 electronic security incidents.

The DSD did not state the origin of attacks, but claimed that it might be work of foreign intelligence agencies.

DSD spokesman told the Herald said, ''The very nature of the internet makes it difficult to attribute malicious activity to particular sources. [But] it is reasonable to assume that intelligence services of foreign governments would seek to exploit the ubiquity of internet connectivity."

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