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Wednesday, December 2nd

China blamed for ‘massive’ cyber attack on Bureau of Meteorology supercomputer “China is being blamed for a major cyber attack on the computers at the Bureau of Meteorology, which has compromised sensitive systems across the Federal Government. Multiple official sources have confirmed the recent attack and the ABC has been told it will cost millions of dollars to plug the security breach, as other agencies have also been affected. The bureau owns one of Australia's largest supercomputers and provides critical information to a host of agencies. Its systems straddle the nation, including one link into the Department of Defence at Russell Offices in Canberra.”