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The Australian Department of Defense has been caught up in a ransomware attack. Hackers have targeted an external information and communications provider with the company initially telling the defense that no data of current former personnel have been compromised. However, a source of knowledge of the investigation said that the Department of Defense believe some private details such as dates of birth and dates of enlisting may have been stolen. There have been a spate of cyber attacks in recent weeks in Australia from telecommunication companies to health insurers.

This segment was created for the It’s 5:05 podcast