China Accused Of ‘Massive’ Hack Into AU’s Bureau Of Meteorology

Chris Uhlmann reports:

China is being blamed for a major cyber attack on the computers at the Bureau of Meteorology, which has compromised sensitive systems across the Federal Government.

Multiple official sources have confirmed the recent attack, and the ABC has been told it will cost millions of dollars to plug the security breach, as other agencies have also been affected.

The bureau owns one of Australia’s largest supercomputers and provides critical information to a host of agencies.

China denies any involvement in the attack:

“As we have reiterated on many occasions, the Chinese government is opposed to all forms of cyber attacks,” Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said.

Read more on ABC (AU).

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