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The main purpose of hackers is administrators' accounts

According to a new report by the Australian government's general auditor, federal government departments and organizations have to do extra moves to protect information from hackers.

The auditor general in his report notes that 70 was obtained from the audit. Of these, 56% concerned management of information technology controls, especially of privileged users. These are users who can make significant changes to IT systems while having the ability to bypass security settings and access information that is not available to all users. These findings increase the risk of unauthorized changes to systems and data.


Η Australian Signals Directorate (Cybersecurity Service) frequently makes reports to the government. Many of these have highlighted that the primary target for hackers is user accounts like them, that is, privileged users.

That is why, the auditor stated that the players should be initially involved in monitoring IT to avoid problems. According to its report, privileged users' access should be restricted and where this is not possible, recorded, monitored and monitored regularly.

That's it Cybersecurity, has recently become a subject, with reports of hackers who have been able to access the Australian National University database, and last February they have violated Parliament's network. Investigations conducted by Australian agencies seemed to investigate whether China, among other state actors, was behind the attempt.

The parliamentary network was normally used by all Members and their staff. When a politician was publicly asked for the violation, he said that he had been informed and was pleased with the samples he had taken so far, but that this attack he awakened them all.


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