Chinese hackers attack Australian networks12 February, 2008
|By Allison Orr|
Chinese hackers have been accused of launching attacks on classified Australian government computer networks. These attacks have prompted the federal government to review its IT security, with an estimated $70 million earmarked to improve security this year.
According to ZDNet Australian news, Chinese authorities are believed to be hacking into computers all over the western world in an attempt to glean information on military secrets. Previous attacks on local companies are believed to have been seeking information on the prices Australian companies will seek for resources such as coal and iron ore.