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Cyber attacks target NSW Resources and Energy department

The NSW Department of Industry has released a statement regarding the hacking of their Maitland Division of Resources and Energy office.

“In December 2015, NSW Department of Industry IT security systems detected a marked increase in virus/security activity attempting to impact systems at the Division of Resources and Energy office in Maitland,” the statement said.

“The attacks were identified by specialist software we have in place to detect breaches to our firewalls. Given the increased levels of activity we took further steps to ensure that our systems were protected.

“We do not believe that the attacks penetrated our systems or any data was accessed at this time.”

The department said further enhancements of the systems have taken place since this incident.

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