Huawei’d do a thing like that? Australia’s major political parties hacked by ‘state actor’ ahead of elections

A “sophisticated state actor” was behind a cyberattack on the Australian Parliament’s computing network that also affected the network of major political parties, the prime minister said on Monday.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison did not identify the state behind what he described as a “malicious intrusion” on Feb 8.

A joint statement from House of Representatives speaker Tony Smith and Senate president Scott Ryan said at the time there was no evidence that data had been accessed in the breach. But lawmakers were advised to change passwords.

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