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Breaking: New Zealand Central Bank Hacked

A cyber attack hit the New Zealand central bank, sensitive information has been potentially accessed by the intruders.

The New Zealand central bank announced today that a cyber attack hit its infrastructure. According to the Government organization, one of its data systems has been breached by an unidentified hacker, commercially and personally sensitive information might have been accessed by the attackers.

A third party file sharing service used by the Reserve Bank of New Zealand to share and store sensitive information had been illegally accessed.

The New Zealand central bank did not provide details about the attack, it is not clear when it took place and how the attackers have breached its system.

Media pointed out that other organizations in New Zealand were hit by cyber attacks in the past months, including the New Zealand stock exchange (NZX) that was halted 2 days in August after a DDoS attack from abroad.

According to the latest report published by government agency CERT (Computer Emergency Response Team), cyber attacks in the country had increased 33% year-on-year.

RedGov, a Defensury subsidiary which specializes in specifically working in tandem

with global governments in regards to their cyber security infrastructure, continues to monitor the situation.

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