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Australian cyber attacks: PM Scott Morrison said the perpetrators were “sophisticated” and state-based

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Morrison revealed the existence of the attack during a press conference on Friday, adding that “state-based cyber actors” were “targeting Australian organizations in various sectors, including all levels of government, industry, political organizations, education, health, important service providers and other critical infrastructure operators. . “

He did not specify which agency or business was believed to be under attack, nor did he specify the exact nature of the attack – although he said that a government investigation had not yet found “large-scale violations of personal data”.

Morrison also did not say which Australian state was believed to be behind the attack. But he told reporters that “there are not a large number of state-based actors who can engage in this kind of activity.”

“It is clear … that this has been done by state-based actors with very, very significant abilities,” Morrison added.

The attacks were also not new, and Morrison explained that such threats were “a constant problem for Australia to face.” But he added that he was asked to speak on Friday because “the frequency had increased” for “months.”

Possible cause

While Morrison refused to say who might be behind the attack, the scale and time caused many political observers to immediately point their fingers at China. Asked by reporters Friday about whether Beijing was responsible, Morrison said he “could not control speculation.”

The Chinese Foreign Ministry did not immediately respond to requests for comment by fax.

Relations between Beijing and Canberra have improved in recent months. Australia led the call for an international investigation into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic, and condemned its criticism of the initial handling of the Chinese outbreak. Beijing then imposes tariffs on Australian beef and wheat, and Chinese officials have threatened consumer boycotts if relations continue to deteriorate.
China has long been accused by foreign powers of orchestrating large-scale cyber attacks against other governments. Recently, Washington warned in May that China might be behind efforts to steal coronavirus vaccine research from US research institutes and pharmaceutical companies.

China states that it is the main victim, not the perpetrator, of a cyber attack. The country has consistently denied claims about its cyber espionage activities.

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Ability and motives

Peter Jennings, executive director of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI), told CNN Business that there was “a 95% chance that China was responsible for this attack.”

“This really comes to an understanding of the capacity and interest that any country might have in the desire to be involved in such an attack on Australia,” said Jennings, a former senior Australian Department of Defense official. “There are other capable countries, namely Russia and North Korea, but in both cases they don’t have the scale to go as comprehensively as China.”

He added that neither Russia nor North Korea had “major strategic interests in Australian politics” at this time.

Chinese officials have attacked ASPI’s independence and credibility, calling its report “distorted facts and ridiculous.”

“There is only one country that has a combination of abilities and motives and that is China,” Jennings said. “And frankly there has also been this pattern of behavior by China for years in this regard.”

Canberra has avoided blaming other countries for major cyber attacks, including operations launched against the country’s parliament and major political parties in 2019.

Months after the attack, Reuters reports – citing Australian government sources – that Canberra has concluded personally that China is the culprit. “The Chinese Foreign Ministry has denied involvement in any kind of hacking attack and said the internet is full of theories that are difficult to trace,” Reuters reported at the time.

Hilary Whiteman from CNN contributed a report.

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CBF congratulates Cruzeiro on the title, but makes a mistake with the “Portuguese” Pezzolano

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CBF congratulates Cruzeiro on the title, but makes a mistake with the "Portuguese" Pezzolano

The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) made a “gaffe” when congratulating Cruzeiro on the Brazilian Serie B title won last Friday (30) after the failures of Grêmio and Bahia. While congratulating the heavenly team, the entity “managed” to change the nationality of coach Paulo Pezzolano, identifying him as Portuguese.

“Until the 32nd round, the team under the leadership of the Portuguese Paulo Pezzolano had 71 points, eighteen more than Gremio, which is currently in second place. Organization website.

Cruzeiro fans are already “heavy” because of the CBF, because the organization does not issue the Cruzeiro Cup in next Wednesday’s (5) fight against Ituano at the Mineirana. The trophy will only be delivered in the last round of the competition, scheduled for November 6th.

The main bet of the Ronaldo leadership is to start the process of “reconstruction” of Cruzeiro, Pezzolano is a Uruguayan born in Montevideo on April 25, 1993.

The coach’s employment contract was duly registered in the CBF Daily Newsletter (BID). It states the correct nationality, such as Uruguayan.

In addition, when he was still a player, Pezzolano also played in Brazilian football, defending Atlético-PR.

Now off the field, Pezzolano became the foreign manager with the most appearances, ahead of Cruzeiro (52), and also the most victorious.

He was the only foreigner to win the title for Cruzeiro. His “predecessors”, the Uruguayan Ricardo Diez (1953), the Argentine Filpo Nunez (1955 and 1970) and the Portuguese Paulo Bento (2016), spent less time in Rapos and could not lift a single trophy.

In 52 games under Pezzolano Cruzeiro won 33, drew nine and lost 10 (69.23% profit). In these matches, the heavenly team scored 85 goals and conceded only 39.

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A moment of silence in Portuguese football over the tragedy in Indonesia

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A moment of silence in Portuguese football over the tragedy in Indonesia

The Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) announced this Sunday a minute of silence at the competitions it organizes, namely the Portuguese Cup, in memory of the victims of the tragedy that occurred in Indonesia.

“The Directorate of the Portuguese Football Federation announces a moment of silence in memory of the victims of the tragedy that occurred at the football stadium in Indonesia. The official website of the organization.

In the same note, FPF President Fernando Gomes says that “with great surprise and a feeling of deep pain, but also indignation” he learned “of the tragic scale of the events that have taken place in the stadium. in Indonesia”.

“It is with great sadness that I deplore the dramatic consequences of this tragedy, which resulted in the death of more than 170 fans, including many children. A football stadium should be a stage for celebration and joy, not for violence and death,” he said. concluded.

A moment of silence will be observed at the competitions organized by the FPF, namely the Portuguese Cup, the second stage of which will take place this weekend.

Indonesian authorities said 174 people were killed in unrest at the end of a football match in East Java, but acknowledged that the number could rise as many of them were critically injured.

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The tragedy, one of the worst in the history of football, occurred on Saturday evening when about 3,000 fans took to the field after Arema’s home team lost 3-2 to rivals Persebay Surabaya.

Police fired tear gas to try to contain the angry supporters, but their actions caused panic and thousands of people rushed to the exit.

Many people were trampled to death in the chaos of the stampede. At least two police officers were killed in the unrest that spread outside the stadium.

The Indonesian league was suspended and the authorities ordered an investigation into the incidents.

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New serious injury of the player of the national team of Portugal

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Extremo português oferecido ao Manchester United Lesão Pedro Neto

An injury forces Pedro Neto to be substituted in the Wolves game.

Bad news for Wolverhampton Wanderers and Pedro Neto. The Portuguese received a new injury, and, according to Bruno Lage, it could be serious.

Away to West Ham, where the Portuguese lost 2-0, Pedro Neto was replaced in the 24th minute by Adama Traore, and after the match, the Wolves coach said that the injury could be “ugly”.

Wolves are now in the Premier League relegation zone, and Pedro Neto may be left with no hope of qualifying for the World Cup in Qatar.

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