Australian Parties Hacked by ‘Sophisticated State Actor’
In an address to Parliament yesterday, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced his country’s leading political parties had recently fallen victim to a cyberattack, just three months before a federal election. Although he said there’s no evidence of electoral tampering, the hack bears similarities to cyber assaults staged during the 2016 U.S. and 2017 French elections.
Who’s responsible? The only four states thought capable are the U.S., Russia, Israel, and China — with the latter under the most suspicion — though authorities say it’s possible another state could be trying to frame Beijing.
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