Serious hack. A hacker attack has stopped the work of courts in Australia

Serious hack. A hacker attack has stopped the work of courts in Australia

January 3, 02:15 Share:

Hackers carried out another attack in Australia (Photo: welcomecomia/Depositphotos)

Hackers hacked the audiovisual network of courts in the Australian state of Victoria and gained access to a database of court recordings.

Over the past months, state-sponsored cyber groups and hackers have stepped up their attacks on critical infrastructure and businesses in Australia.. Another attack was directed against the country's judicial system.

According to Reuters, as a result of the latest attack, recordings of court hearings that were made between November 1 and December 21, 2023 may have been stolen.. Records of court hearings that were made earlier were also affected.. The attack affected the system for recording and transcribing court proceedings.

“Potential access is limited to records stored online. No other court systems or records, including employee or financial data, were accessed,” said Court Services Victoria CEO Louise Anderson.

Court hearings were suspended amid the attack. They will resume after the affected network is isolated and disabled. It is not yet known whether the judicial services have received any demands from the hackers.

Late last year, one of the country's largest port operators, DP World Australia, was also hacked.. This led to a suspension of work for three days.

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