amanfromMars 1 Sat 20 Jun 05:41  …. just saying on https://forums.theregister.com/forum/1/2020/06/19/australia_state_cyberattack/
Re: Don’t mention China
I don’t know why there were so many down votes. ….. BigE
It would be generous to surmise and offer ignorance as their defence, BigE, for it is very likely they know/knew nothing of the Timor-Leste Watergate-like bugging scandal and the Commonwealth’s apparent support of such as is politically incorrect criminality prosecuted in the Wild West/Land of the Free and Lonesome Brave.
However, thanks to the information in the rest of your post, that excuse is rendered obsolete and invalid/no longer freely available to be believed.
Notwithstanding all of that, it still does not help a great deal in identifying who is buggering about and challenging systems so easily remotely crashed/flashed, beyond the shadows of any doubt.
Indeed, in some cases which appear to be steadily growing in number, such damning attribution will never ever be possible as one will be jousting with ghosts and hosts of the past which have moved on in a changed guise with new disguises into new realms in the future.
amanfromMars 1 Sat 20 Jun 08:46  ……. guiding a hot missile to its target on https://forums.theregister.com/forum/1/2020/06/19/australia_state_cyberattack/
Shining Another Light on a Matter which is only Just and Just Getting Started
Whenever considering ……
But some observers well-versed in security matters think there is something else going on here, and that the truly intended audience was overseas. Note how Morrison indicated the “malicious” intrusions were carried out “by a state-based actor with very, very significant capabilities” and “there are not a large number of state-based actors that can engage in this type of activity”. ….. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2020/jun/20/scott-morrison-sends-china-a-signal-on-cyber-attack-but-then-fear-turns-into-farce
…… is anyone prepared to say either there are not or there are a large number of non-state based actors with very significant capabilities who can engage in this type of activity with their activities being extremely surprising tremendously concerning and virtually impossible to practically contain and/or curtail?
And admit it’s also a New AI Norm?
amanfromMars  ….. having a fair shout on https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/dodgy-dossiers-sacking-whitlam-british-empire-stands-exposed
I could go on, but I think you get my point.
That is a long list of recent disappointments/debilitating escapades. Have they learnt anything at all over all those years to remedy the situation and present something else more exciting and different and attractive …. so that all can ponder anew like a virgin on what is freely on offer with simple engagements in enjoyments employed to edutain and elevate performance.
You know …. like guarantee win win for a Beta/Better Space rather than battling in vain against novel emergent entities to always lose in every corrupt and perverse subversive place/operating system.
A simple binary choice that delivers either …… Anything Desirous or Everything Hated.
Both be Fearsome to Behold, although the Former is more into the Fearless whilst the Latter entertains Fate with the Fearful ?
Why would anyone ever make the wrong choice there?
Would an acceptable excuse/Would the only acceptable excuse be an overwhelmingly agreed and most agreeable peer group diagnosis/prognosis certifying an Insane Madness at Root, Booting?