August 5, 2021

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Computer hacking: Victim of Central Bank of New Zealand intrusion

New Zealand’s central bank, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RPNJet), announced on Sunday that it was facing an emergency computer attack. The bank said the third-party file sharing service, used by the central bank to share and store some sensitive information, was illegally accessed. Currently unidentified hackers (s) have access to important business and personal information.

However, Governor Adrian Orr promised that the violation would be contained. “We are working closely with national and international cyber security experts and other relevant authorities as part of our investigation and response to this malicious attack.”

Now the “core functions of the bank” are “solidly functioning.” The system was taken offline to be safe and to initiate investigations.

In August, the operator of the New Zealand Stock Exchange was hit by cyber attacks. During the entire period during which the listed companies announced their results, transactions had to be interrupted for four days.

In a report last February, the New Zealand Central Bank estimated that the cost of cyber-attacks and cyber-attacks in the banking and insurance sectors was between ZZ $ 80 million and 140 140 million a year (between Z $ 47 and மில்லியன் 83 million).

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