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Australian Federal Police will form a new permanent joint operation with the country’s cyber spy agency to target online hackers, particularly criminal ransomware groups, which the government has described as “scumbags”. Subscribe: http://ab.co/1svxLVE
The move follows the recent devastating hacks on Medibank and Optus, which Australia has blamed on criminal gangs located in Russia.
Defence correspondent Andrew Greene reports.

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    New joint operation to fight cybercrime in wake of massive Medibank hack | ABC News

    Australian Federal Police will form a new permanent joint operation with the country's cyber spy agency to target online hackers, particularly criminal ransomware groups, which the government has described as "scumbags". Subscribe: http://ab.co/1svxLVE
    The move follows the recent devastating hacks on Medibank and Optus, which Australia has blamed on criminal gangs located in Russia.
    Defence correspondent Andrew Greene reports.

    ABC News provides around the clock coverage of news events as they break in Australia and abroad, including the latest coronavirus pandemic updates. It's news when you want it, from Australia's most trusted news organisation.

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