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Australia joins condemnation of ‘huge, audacious’ Chinese hacking plot

December 20, 2018 at 08:50PM

US indictment accuses two Chinese nationals of global, state-backed campaign targeting dozens of agencies, including in Australia

The Australian government has called on China to respect international commitments on cyber crime, after the US and UK revealed an alleged plot by a hacking group backed by state intelligence to steal intellectual property from the West on an industrial scale.

On Friday Australia’s national cyber security adviser and head of the Australian Cyber Security Centre, Alastair MacGibbon, described the hacking as “an audacious, global campaign” which had affected “several” Australian companies.

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