New Zealand’s central bank said on Sunday January 10 that it had been hacked “Harmful” from one of its data systems containing “sensitive information”.
Central Bank Governor Adrian Orr claimed that the intrusion was contained and the computer system was disconnected. However, it will take some time to determine what information the authors of this hack had access to.
“We are working closely with national and international cybersecurity experts and other relevant authorities as part of the investigation and how to respond to this malicious attack.”Mr. Orr said.
We attempt to determine the nature and extent of information they may have access to, and may include sensitive business and personal information.He added, stressing that it will take time.
In its latest report, government agency CERT NZ noted a 33% year-on-year increase in recorded cybersecurity incidents.
In August, the New Zealand Stock Exchange was the target of attacks which resulted in trading being frozen for four consecutive days.