Cyber experts say government must spend more on security or risk attack - AFR - 2nd Jan 2017

Cyber security experts have warned the federal government must put aside budget deficit concerns and invest in upgrading aging computer systems vulnerable to a damaging attack from a foreign state. 

Concerns about such an attack intensified after the United States government recently accused Russia of using cyberpower to influence the outcome of the 2016 presidential election by ordering attacks on the Democratic National Committee's computers and those of other political organisations.