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The Sydney Morning Herald has reported that the chief executive of Optus has maintained that the cyberattack on her organisation in September last year was perpetrated by a skilled cybercriminal. She said that the attacker had knowledge of Optus’ systems and cycled through tens of thousands of IP addresses in an attempt to evade cyber monitoring. This position is in contrast to that of the Home Affairs Minister who suggested that it was a basic hack. The Optus chief executive could not provide further details about the cyberattack aa there is an ongoing criminal investigation into the matter.

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