Australia unveils cybercrime laws to combat global threat

CANBERRA - Australia's government unveiled legislation on Wednesday to crack down on cybercrime in the wake of recent cyber attacks on multinational companies and institutions, from Google to the International Monetary Fund and the US Senate.
Cybercrime was a growing threat to individuals, businesses and governments, Attorney-General Robert McClelland said, with the country's giant resource industry having warned recently of near-daily hacking attempts from offshore.
"The increasing cyber threat means that no nation alone can effectively overcome this problem and international cooperation is essential," McClelland said.