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Chinese hackers infiltrated Reserve Bank

Computer networks at the Reserve Bank of Australia were compromised in 2011 by Chinese intelligence gathering malware, documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act reveal (pdf).

The email disseminated trojan horse malware was planted on six computers at the RBA, bypassing anti-virus scanners, the documents first reported by the Australian Financial Review state.

Several RBA staffers including heads of department were sent the malicious emails over two days, but it isn’t known if the malware executed and succeeded in capturing information from the compromised computers.



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