外文标题：Chinese spies read Australian MPs' emails for a year: Report
SYDNEY: A cyber attack on the Australian parliamentary computer network in 2011 may have given Chinese intelligence agencies access to lawmakers' private emails for an entire year, the Australian Financial Review reported on Monday.
The newspaper, citing government and security sources, said new information showed the attack had been more extensive than previously thought and "effectively gave them control of" the entire system.
"It was like an open-cut mine. They had access to everything," a source told the newspaper.
Australian officials, like those in the United States and other Western nations, have made cyber security a priority following a growing number of attacks.
The parliamentary computer network is a non-classified internal system used by federal lawmakers, their staff and advisers for private communications and discussions of strategy.
While inside the system, hackers would have had access to emails, contact databases and any other documents stored on the network, the report said.
Rajinder Kaka (Unknown)
that is normal.. every body spies on every body.
No one is safe from chinese imitations or spying.
Well first it is the NSA now the chinese? funny!!
Rahil Khan (bengaluru)
bring Modi as pm to counter threats like china !
LOL . This is was spies do. Spy on others. Every country has spies. The question is who does it the best and not get caught.
Internet is dangerous ... if not managed with full security
Alfa Dog (SKYFALL)
What Chinese must have found in emails only link to porn sites
RnG GnR (Unknown)
China can do anything.
Vivek Raj (RAJA)
Huawei is network company and can steel the data or have loop holes for its parent country. But Lenovo which is basically IBM Laptops what to do with it as this will be the one which is being used in many companies.
Huawei Technologies Co Ltd is known entity for spying on behalf of Chinese government.
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Anant Bambawale ()
Please stop using Chinese made telecom equipment. The US has already banned Chinese made communication equipment. Not long ago even in India the Chinese were accused of spying using the network with Chinese-made equipment.
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kapil B (Unknown)
The biggest advantage of choosing an illiterate chaiwala as the PM is that he won't be having an email account. So no question of hacking. Go Modi Go!
Chinks are up to no good