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Australia is fighting back against ransomware

Australians continue to be targeted by cybercriminals through ransomware campaigns impacting multiple sectors across our economy.

Assistant Minister for Defence, the Hon Andrew Hastie MP, said the Government is tackling cybercriminals head-on to support Australian organisations and individuals from cyber compromise.

Ransomware is one of the most damaging types of cyber attacks, which can have severe and long-lasting impacts to Australian organisations and their operations.

The ACSC has published a ransomware Prevention and Protection Guide, and Emergency Response Guide. The guides are available at

Read the Assistant Minister’s full statement on how Australia is fighting back against ransomware.