Shorten expressed the urgency in addressing the issue, particularly as MyGov ranks as the primary digital government service used by Australians.
“The problem with these hacks, and the proliferation of phishing scams we now see, is that increasing amounts of stolen, identifying details end up on the dark web.”
The appeal of these scams to cybercriminals is primarily attributed to the fact that many Australians use a single password for multiple accounts.
The minister warned about the prevalence of password reuse, affirming that this practice makes it easier for scammers to access multiple online services using the stolen credentials.
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