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Australia parliament hit by cyber-hack attempt

An unknown threat actor launched a cyberattack on the computer network of the Australian parliament on Thursday, prompting a precautionary reset of all user passwords. According to lawmakers, no proof had been found to indicate that the hacker accessed or stole sensitive information, which could include internal communications between members of parliament.

Opposition leader Bill Shorten described the attack as a “wake-up call”, while various Australian cyber-security experts have expressed their belief that the attack was carried out by a foreign nation-state actor.

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