Australian government sets up military cyber unit

Friday 30 June 2017 | 22:38 CET | News
The Australian government has announced the creation of a military cyber division designed to fight overseas criminal networks and thwart attacks against the country. The new unit will be called the information warfare division and will allow Australia to use offensive cyber capabilities to "disrupt, degrade, deny, and deter" offshore cyber criminals and foreign enemies including Islamic State. "This is a result of the changing character of contemporary conflict," said Dan Tehan, the minister assisting prime minister Malcolm Turnbull on cyber security, according to Reuters.

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