20 Jul 2021

Reporter on significance of Five Eyes statement

From Morning Report, 8:18 am on 20 July 2021

Minister for GCSB Andrew Little has joined in on international criticism of malicious cyber activity by hackers said to be sponsored by the Chinese government.

The Five Eyes spying alliance, along with NATO, the EU, and Japan, issued warnings late yesterday of the role China allegedly played in sponsoring the Microsoft Exchange email hacks earlier this year.

The recent attacks had targeted thousands of businesses and governments across the globe.

Kim Hill spoke to New York Times digital espionage and cybersecurity reporter Nicole Perlroth about the significance of the Five Eye's new line on China.