[LINK] Government tight-lipped on Gillard hacking claim

Kim Holburn kim at holburn.net
Tue Mar 29 13:47:35 AEDT 2011

You'd have to wonder how the Murdoch press got this story.  Have they been up to the tricks that have just lately been getting them into so much trouble in the UK?  Hacking people's phones and message banks?  Tell me it's not so.


> Government tight-lipped on Gillard hacking claim
> Hacking report: Prime Minister Julia Gillard in her Parliament House office (AAP: Alan Porritt)
> The Federal Government has refused to comment on reports that hackers have accessed Julia Gillard's parliamentary computer.
> News Limited papers say the Parliament House computers of Ms Gillard and a number of ministers have been hacked.
> The report says the hackers accessed the Parliament House email network - primarily used as contact points for constituents - and not the departmental accounts which ministers use for sensitive communications.
> It also says foreign intelligence agencies are under suspicion.
> Attorney General Robert McClelland says he will not comment on intelligence matters, but says the Government is "constantly strengthening" cyber security measures.
> The Government revealed earlier this month that Australia's intelligence agency has set up a unit to deal with cyber attacks.

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