The Australian Broadcasting Corporation has claimed Beijing was behind a cyber attack on Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology that may have compromised other federal agencies, Bloomberg reported. Australia’s defense department said in an e-mailed statement the government “does not publicly discuss specific cyber activities or incidents”. But the broadcaster cited one unnamed official as saying there was little doubt the source of the attack was China. The security breach will cost millions of dollars to fix as other agencies that receive information from the bureau have been affected, the national broadcaster asserted, citing unnamed official sources.
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