Australian Government Data Released in a Cyberattack

According to Australia’s digital safety coordinator, several government entities were impacted by the cyberattack on the law firm HWL Ebsworth and a highly confidential database was made public as a result.

According to Air Vice-Marshal Darren Goldie, the company, which has a huge clientele in almost every state and territory’s government, is collaborating with the government to manage the fallout from the April breach.

In addition, as per the statement published on Twitter on Wednesday, “A number of Australian Government organizations have been affected by the HWL Ebsworth cyber incident, with critical personal and government data being released.”

“As the data analysis progresses, I am actively interacting with HWL Ebsworth in order to comprehend the whole context of this unfortunate event, including how their clients in the private sector have been impacted.”

“The effects of the data breach are being communicated to those who are affected,” he continued.

In order to continue improving our collective reactions to cyber disasters, Air Marshal Goldie added, “We are going to attempt to guarantee that the lessons from this event are shared.”

Last month, Russian hackers made a claim that they had posted information from the HWL Ebsworth intrusion on the dark web.

When asked, the company said that it was looking into the matter.

Some of Australia’s largest banks are among HWL Ebsworth’s clients, in addition to government departments and organizations.

The position of national cybersecurity coordinator was given to Air Marshal Goldie last month.

At the existing phase, Home Affairs Minister Clare O’Neil stated that Australians were at risk of cyberattacks channelized by a number of cyber attackers due to an absence of collaboration against cyber threats.

About The Author:

Yogesh Naager is a content marketer that specializes in the cybersecurity and B2B space.  Besides writing for the News4Hackers blog, he’s also written for brands including CollegeDunia, Utsav Fashion, and NASSCOM.  Naager entered the field of content in an unusual way.  He began his career as an insurance sales executive, where he developed an interest in simplifying difficult concepts.  He also combines this interest with a love of narrative, which makes him a good writer in the cybersecurity field.  In the bottom line, he frequently writes for Craw Security.

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