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New Zealand accuses China hackers for parliament cyberattacks

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  • Australia and New Zealand have condemned China-linked cyberattacks against their countries.
  • New Zealand accused China of cyber activity targeting its parliament in 2021.

Australia and New Zealand have raised concerns about cyber espionage campaigns linked to China. New Zealand accused China of malicious cyber activity targeting its parliament in 2021. This comes after the U.S. and U.K. also claimed China-linked hackers were behind cyber espionage campaigns targeting their countries. New Zealand’s Foreign Minister and other officials expressed concerns over the interference with democratic institutions and processes. Australia has also condemned China’s alleged cyber attacks against U.K. democratic institutions. The U.S. has imposed sanctions on individuals and a firm allegedly involved in malicious cyber operations linked to China. China has disputed these claims, emphasizing the importance of evidence and non-politicization of cybersecurity.

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