The issues of hacking is arising day by day. A few days ago, there were also certain issues with Facebook and US bank also. Today, Australia’s central bank has confirmed that it has been targeted by hackers.The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) said it had “on occasion been the target of cyber attacks”, following a report in an Australian newspaper. The report documented hacking incidents dating back to 2011, including malware embedded in emails.
Although no damage has been occurred due to malware attacks and all the credential data is safe. The bank said no data had been lost and its systems had not been corrupted, but did not comment on reports the attacks originated in China.
China has frequently been blamed for similar cyber attacks, targeting economic or business information.
In a statement the RBA said: “The bank has comprehensive security arrangements in place which have isolated these attacks and ensured that viruses have not been spread across the Bank’s network or systems.
“At no point have these attacks caused the Bank’s data or information to be lost or its systems to be corrupted.”
There are lots of investigations going on by the Australian Financial Review regarding finding the appropriate reason for this attack. The solution have come out to be that attack involved an email entitled “Strategic Planning FY2012” which was sent to and opened by several members of staff.
It contained a malware application, which had managed to bypass existing security controls, but fortunately was not able to spread through the computer system. The bank did not comment on reports that the malware came from China.
The Chinese government has repeatedly denied that it is behind cyber attacks, which security experts say target sensitive governmental and commercial information.
The bank, however, did not comment on what information was stolen, which executives within the bank were targeted, or over what period the assailants had access to its systems.
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