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China steals new Australia spy agency blueprints: Report

Published on May 28, 2013 9:02 AM
 
An Australian national flag flutters next to a Chinese national flag in front of the Great Hall of the People at the Tiananmen Square during Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard's visit to Beijing on April 9, 2013. Foreign Minister Bob Carr on Tuesday insisted ties with China would not be hurt by a report that Chinese hackers have stolen top secret blueprints to Australia's new intelligence agency headquarters. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

SYDNEY (AFP) - Foreign Minister Bob Carr on Tuesday insisted ties with China would not be hurt by a report that Chinese hackers have stolen top secret blueprints to Australia's new intelligence agency headquarters.

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation said the documents taken in the cyber hit included cabling layouts for the huge building's security and communications systems, its floor plan, and its server locations.

"It's got absolutely no implications for a strategic partnership," Mr Carr said, without confirming or denying China was behind the attack.

"We have enormous areas of cooperation with China."

 
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