AUSTRALIANS are being warned that all mobile phone and email communications are vulnerable to being hacked by foreign adversaries.
The Sydney Morning Herald reports that Devin Nunes, a congressman, said that “none of our networks are safe” speaking to reporters before the Australian American Leadership Dialogue in Melbourne.
When questioned, Mr Nunes responded – “I’m just telling you that I assume that my email and my phone calls are being listened to.”
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Mr Nunes said China and Russia were the world’s worst offenders, followed by Iran.
“I make the assumption, as the intelligence chair, that when I’m on my cell phone, or I send an email, that foreign adversaries probably could get a hold of that,” he said.
Australian officials have blamed Chinese hackers for tapping into emails, phones and computers of major Australian corporations and senior politicians.