Η Reserve Bank of New Zealand, known as Te Pūtea Matua, is Central Bank of New Zealand and according to its announcement, was violated data after the attack hackers to a partner that provides hosting services.
The central bank announced the incident on January 10 violation, saying cybercriminals had gained access to bank data stored on a third-party hosting provider.
Specifically, the announcement said: “One has been illegally accessed service file sharing used by the Bank to share and store sensitive information".
The Governor of Reserve Bank, Adrian Orr, stated that the necessary steps have been taken for him restriction of the violation.
"We work closely with domestic and international experts in its field security cyber and other relevant authorities to investigate and deal with this attack“. The commander also said that the nature and extent of the information have not been fully determined that have been violated, but admitted that some commercial and personal data may have been exposed.
"The system is locked and offline until we complete our initial investigations. It will take time to understand the full impact of this breach and we are working with users of the system, whose information may have been violated. Our basic functions remain correct and functionalSaid Orr.
At present, the Central Bank of New Zealand has not provided further information on the hosting provider that was compromised, the country in which it is located or the date on which the cyber attack. Also, the bank has not shared speculation about who is behind the breach data.
However, the Dave Parry, a professor of Computer Science at Auckland University, told Radio New Zealand that behind the breach of banking data there may be another government.
In August, New Zealand was back in the spotlight after suffering a series attacks DDoS that targeted so much private as well as public bodies. The attacks had also affected New Zealand Stock Exchange, which had to stop trading until the situation was addressed.
Source: Bleeping Computer