Hacking into the seo network, it was revealed, would allow hackers to gain access to the servers of ABC Adelaide, and access data on the internet.
The hacking could also allow hackers the ability to read user email, log in to their accounts and take control of accounts, as well as access to sensitive information.
The network is used by more than 100 media companies, including ABC News, the ABC Radio Network, and ABC News Breakfast.
The hack comes at a time when the Australian government is grappling with a flood of online threats, including the cyber attacks against the US election last year, which were blamed on Russian hackers.
A spokesman for ABC SA told Mashable the network was aware of the issue and was working with its security team to resolve the issue.
The ABC said it was working closely with the Australian Federal Police to investigate the incident and to review its processes and procedures.
The attack was discovered by an ABC News reader who reported it to the network’s security team, the spokesman said.
The spokesman said it appeared the network had not yet been informed of the breach.