The largest Australian political parties have been hacked by another country. That has been announced today by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
“The hack was done by an advanced group that was acting on behalf of another country,” Prime Minister Morrison explained.
“There is no evidence that the hackers have mixed in election cases.”
In May, Australia will go to the polls to elect a new parliament. It is suspected that the hackers were planning to influence the debates, and possibly even the ballot box itself.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison told MEPs that the intelligence agencies investigating the hacking “found that the networks of some political parties were also affected, the Liberal Party, Labor Party and National Party.”
“Our experts believe that a sophisticated state actor is responsible for this hostile act,” said Morrison, without mentioning a country by name.