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Fighter jet data hacker unknown: minister

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October 12, 2017

Christopher Pyne has assured a data hack on new fighter jets was not classified information.

The federal government has admitted it still doesn't know who managed to hack top secret technical information about new fighter jet and navy vessels last year.

But Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne insists the data obtained from an Adelaide defence contractor was only commercially sensitive, not "classified" military information.

"I don't know who did it... it could be one of a number of different actors. It could be a state actor, a non-state actor," he told ABC radio on Thursday.

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