icon bookmark-bicon bookmarkicon cameraicon checkicon chevron downicon chevron lefticon chevron righticon chevron upicon closeicon v-compressicon downloadicon editicon v-expandicon fbicon fileicon filtericon flag ruicon full chevron downicon full chevron lefticon full chevron righticon full chevron upicon gpicon insicon mailicon moveicon-musicicon mutedicon nomutedicon okicon v-pauseicon v-playicon searchicon shareicon sign inicon sign upicon stepbackicon stepforicon swipe downicon tagicon tagsicon tgicon trashicon twicon vkicon yticon wticon fm
8 Feb, 2019 07:25

Australia’s parliamentary network hacked, ‘a foreign nation’ is suspected

Australia’s leading cybersecurity agency is investigating a breach of the federal parliamentary computing network amid speculation of hacking by a foreign nation. Lawmakers and staff in the capital, Canberra, were made to change their passwords on the system after the overnight breach, AP reported. House of Representatives Speaker Tony Smith and Senate President Scott Ryan say there’s no evidence that data had been accessed in the breach. Australian officials have not blamed any country. In 2011, it was reported that China was suspected of accessing the email system used by lawmakers and parliamentary staff. Cybersecurity expert Fergus Hanson of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute said it’s likely a “nation-state” was behind the incident.