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ACSC detects malicious activity targeting political party networks

ACSC identifies that during the recent Australian Parliament House Network investigation, a sophisticated state actor was also revealed to have undertaken malicious activities on Australian political party networks including The Nationals, Labor and Liberal.

During the course of the investigation into the recent compromise of the Australian Parliament House network, the ACSC has identified that networks of some political parties have also been affected by a cyber security incident.

In speeches delivered to Parliament on Monday 18 February 2019, Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten acknowledged the Australian security and intelligence community have detected malicious activity by a sophisticated state actor, on the networks of a number of Australian political parties including Liberal, Labor and The Nationals.