Australian spy agency blueprints allegedly stolen in Chinese cyberattack


Blueprints of the Australian Security Intelligence Organization’s new headquarters have been stolen in what appears to have been a targeted attack by Chinese hackers, according to a report from the ABC. The hack targeted a contractor that had worked on the building site and came from a server in China, said the state broadcaster.

The theft, which is said to include the building’s floor plan, server locations, and security systems, may compromise the safety of Australia’s national spy agency and further delay the headquarters’ opening. Hackers also reportedly breached the departments of Defence, Prime Minister and Cabinet, and Foreign Affairs and Trade.

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