New Zealand says parliamentarian entities hit in 2021 by malicious cyber activity linked to state-sponsored Chinese actor

By Thomson Reuters Mar 25, 2024 | 3:31 PM

By Lucy Craymer

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand’s parliamentary entities were a victim of malicious cyber activity in 2021, which New Zealand has linked to a state-sponsored actor connected to China, the government said in a statement on Tuesday.

The statement added that New Zealand stands with the U.K. in its condemnation of China’s state-backed malicious cyber activity impacting its Electoral Commission and targeting U.K. parliamentarians.

(Reporting by Lucy Craymer)