“This is a scourge and there are so many vulnerable people being ripped off who’ve acted in absolutely good faith and we need to make sure they are protected,” Mr Albanese said on Wednesday.
The Cyber Security Centre in Australia recorded a surge in cybercrime reports, exceeding 94,000 in the past financial year—a 23 per cent increase from the previous year.
On Monday, the Albanese government acknowledged becoming the target of the country’s most extensive government data breach.
“We’ll look at any measures that are possible in order to protect consumers because that’s our priority,” he said.
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