Phone hack warning for Australians

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.”


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.