April 28, 2014
A cyber-attack on the Australian parliamentary computer network in 2011 may have given Chinese intelligence agencies access to politicians’ private emails for a year, according to a report in the Australian Financial Review.
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.