AU: Foreign actor could be to blame for cyber-security breach at federal parliament

Greg Brown reports:

Labor MP Anthony Byrne has called for top bureaucrats to be hauled before the parliamentary intelligence and security committee amid concern among federal MPs a foreign actor has breached the IT systems of politicians.

Mr Byrne, the deputy chair of the parliamentary joint committee on intelligence and security, has demanded an explanation from the heads of the Department of Parliamentary Services and the Australian Signals Directorate after the parliamentary systems were breached last night forcing all MPs to change the passwords.

“It is absolutely imperative that our parliamentary information services be protected from foreign interference and foreign influence,” Mr Byrne told The Australian.

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