Australian Defense Force

Australia Lifts Lid on Cyberwarfare Attacks on Islamic State

Australia’s top cyberwarrior revealed Wednesday that his country actively participated in the electronic war against the Islamic State group in Syria, degrading their communications during military operations and actively stopping people seeking to join the extremist group.

A member of the military specialised in cyber defense works on a computer during the 10th International Cybersecurity Forum in Lille on January 23, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE HUGUEN (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images)