Australian university targeted by hackers from China - Report


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May 24, 2010
Australian university targeted by hackers from China - Report

The Australian National University is working with government agencies to combat a threat to its computer systems, which some media reports say have been targeted by hackers based in China.

“The Australian National University has been working to contain a threat to IT within the university,” it said in an emailed statement. “The university has been working in partnership with Australian government agencies for several months to minimize the impact of this threat, and we continue to seek and take advice from Australian government agencies.”

The Sydney Morning Herald reported late Friday that federal government officials had confirmed that the cyber attack was launched from China and that the ANU computer network was significantly compromised. The Chinese government was suspected of directing the cyber attack, the newspaper said, citing national security sources it didn’t identify.