Australia’s Secret Intelligence Service has had it computers hacked by Chinese espionage mercenaries. This is before the new data records are opened. The report was made by an investigation body and it has caused considerable embarrassment for the Australian Government and China; Australia’s largest trading partner.
This is causing growing concern about Chinese hacking programs and the aggressive way information is being stolen by servers running from China.
Australia no longer regards China as a military threat, but this may be because China is the world’s second biggest economy and perhaps the Australian government refuses to see the wood for the trees.