The MyGov web site has been hit with a crippling cyberattack as hundreds of Australians dealing with unemployment tried to get entry and request authorities funds.
“We suffered a big server assault this morning. We do not attribute from the place assault come from,” Authorities Providers Minister Stuart Robert confirmed.
The web site was hit with a denial of service assault, designed to flood the handle with customers forcing it offline.
“There are vital numbers of programs we’ve in place to knock that off whereas permitting customers to have time. You possibly can have concurrent customers and defeat denial of service assault,” Mr Robert stated.
The Authorities Providers Minister additionally addressed the unprecedented demand for Centrelink companies which noticed strains of individuals tons of of metres lengthy.
Mr Robert requested for individuals intending to assert jobseeker funds to be affected person and stated the quickest and best solution to apply is on-line, regardless of the web site being offline.
He stated claims made within the coming days will probably be backdated to as we speak, so “no Australian is deprived”.
“I perceive the frustration individuals are expertise and we’re doing all the pieces we are able to and once more, I might reiterate that the intent to assert course of means individuals needn’t wait now, tomorrow they’ll lodge their intent to assert and that method individuals will know their declare will probably be accepted as of as we speak,” Mr Robert stated.
“The MyGov system will probably be on-line tomorrow. They’ll put it in as we speak or tomorrow and it’s again dated to as we speak so no Australians will probably be deprived.”
Nevertheless, when requested about wait instances on the Centrelink telephone instances, Mr Robert stated: “we do not give our working commentary on that”.
An additional 5,000 further workers will probably be employed to assist meet Centrelink demand.
Coronavirus lockdown hits employment
Gyms and casinos additionally shut whereas eating places and cafes are solely allowed to offer takeaway service.
Whereas Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has urged eligible Australians to assert their $1,100 a fortnight JobSeeker fee on-line, the federal government’s MyGov portal crashed this morning.
These making an attempt to login had been met with an error message.
Many individuals additionally opted to go to places of work in particular person as we speak.
Lengthy queues fashioned at Sydney places of work from Burwood and Bondi Junction to Brookvale and Redfern.
There are additionally prolonged wait instances in Melbourne and different places of work across the nation.
Mr Frydenberg stated the federal government has waived the same old ready interval and the belongings check often in place for funds.
Nevertheless there’s nonetheless an revenue check for claimants.
“Individuals can contact Providers Australia, which is successfully Centrelink now,” he advised As we speak.
“They are going to be capable to make functions on-line and clearly if they’re going to have the ability to take what was referred to as Newstart, now the JobSeeker fee, that will probably be made obtainable as shortly as potential.
“What you have received now, for anyone who’s unemployed, with this new JobSeeker coronavirus complement, and the standard JobSeeker fee, is at the least $1100 or extra a fortnight.
“That can make its method into individuals’s pockets in the event that they discover themselves in that state of affairs.
“So we’re very aware that folks have to nonetheless meet the price of their groceries and different payments, although they could be nonetheless down or they may have misplaced their job or their hours labored have been diminished.
“On the identical time, we’re offering unprecedented quantities of incentives to small companies to really preserve their workers on.”