Australia's major political parties targeted by 'sophisticated state actor', PM says

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Scott Morrison says the Liberal, Labor and National parties were all affected by ‘malicious’ cyber activity

Australia’s major political parties have been hacked by a “sophisticated state actor” according to Scott Morrison, as part of a recent intrusion on the parliament house computer network.

The prime minister confirmed the state-sponsored hack in a statement to parliament on Monday, but Morrison said there was no evidence of electoral interference” and measures had been put in place to “ensure the integrity of our electoral system”.

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