Australian intelligence says China responsible for cyber-attack on national parliament

Reuters with the report, pretty sure this was said already but if not:

  • Australian intelligence determined China was responsible for a cyber-attack on its national parliament and three largest political parties before the general election in May
  • five people with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters
  • Australia’s cyber intelligence agency – the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) – concluded in March that China’s Ministry of State Security was responsible for the attack, the five people with direct knowledge of the findings of the investigation told Reuters. 
  • The five sources declined to be identified due to the sensitivity of the issue. Reuters has not reviewed the classified report.
Tensions with China are a negative for the AUD.