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'State actor' hit Australian parliament in cyberattack, says PM

Security expert points to China and Russia as main suspects in hacking

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said a government probe of the cyberattack against Australia's main political parties revealed "no evidence of any electoral interference."   © Reuters

SYDNEY -- Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Monday that the cyberattack on the parliament's computer network earlier this month was probably carried out by a "sophisticated state actor."

The Australian Cyber Security Centre, an interagency body, recently identified a malicious intrusion into the Australian Parliament House computer network.

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