AU: ASD confirms data stolen in Parliament IT breach

Justin Hendry reports:

Australian Signals Directorate chief Mike Burgess has confirmed data was stolen by a state-sponsored actor during February’s malicious attack against Parliament House.

In what appears to be the first public admission of the data exfiltration, Burgess told senate estimates last week that a limited amount of non-confidential data had made its way into the hands of attackers.

It was revealed during the agency’s damage assessment of the security breach, which has now been wrapped up and handed to government for consideration.

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