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The Australian Signals Directorate is expected to get a $1.35 billion funding boost over 10 years to help protect the country against cyber attacks.

Australia will ramp up its fight against hackers with a $1.35 billion package set to create 500 new positions to stamp out malicious cyber attacks.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison will on Tuesday announce the package, weeks after revealing a foreign government was behind an escalation in online threats.

Experts have widely blamed China for the attacks, targeting government, critical infrastructure and business.

The federal government's package will direct $1.35 billion over 10 years to cybersecurity, with $470 million to be spent on 500 online spies at the Australian Signals Directorate.

More than $31 million will be spent on battling cybercrime offshore, giving Australia increased capacity to go after foreign criminals online.

A new cyber threat-sharing platform allowing industry and government to share intelligence will receive more than $35 million.…