network of Australian parlement penetrated by Chinese cyberspies during one year

"SYDNEY (Reuters) - A cyber attack on the Australian parliamentary computer network in 2011 may have given Chinese intelligence agencies access to lawmakers' private emails for an entire year, the Australian Financial Review reported on Monday.

 

The newspaper, citing government and security sources, said new information showed the attack had been more extensive than previously thought and "effectively gave them control of" the entire system.

 

"It was like an open-cut mine. They had access to everything," a source told the newspaper.
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They are now declaring that they are making a priority of cybersecurity. Sure ....

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