Australia takes rare step of blaming China for backing cyberattacks

Australia takes rare step of blaming China for backing cyberattacks

By David Crowe The Albanese government has taken the rare step of blaming China’s Ministry of State Security for backing malicious cyberattacks by a hacking group on Australian computer systems. Defence Minister Richard Marles and Foreign Minister Penny Wong went public with the alert on Tuesday morning in a co-ordinated move with overseas security agencies to release details about the way hacking group APT40 managed to exploit Australian systems. It is the first time Australian agencies have taken the lead …