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Reserve Bank likely hacked? Should we be backing up to the cloud?

Shaun Everiss sent me the following email this morning.

Hi.

This appeared yesterday just before dinner.

https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/434299/reserve-bank-likely-hacked-by-another-government-expert

Everyone is trying to get on this, now its government warfair all over again.

And people say we should back up to the cloud.

I am in the process of replacing one of my backup drives.

The article indicates that this particular breach was caused by a nation state actor who may have breached their third party

In a statement, the bank said a third party file sharing service it used to share and store some sensitive information had been hacked.
Professor of Computer Science at Auckland University, Dave Parry, said the attack was significant.

The article continues:

It was likely to be another government trying to attack the Reserve Bank, he said.
“Because ultimately if you were coming from a sort of like criminal perspective, the government agencies aren’t going to pay your ransom or whatever, so
you’d be more interested probably coming in from a government to government level.”

It also reminds us that this isn’t the first attack in New Zealand, as this blog post talked about New Zealand coming back online after the stock exchange was hacked or apparently anyway hacked.

I’m sure this is a developing story, and if more comes across my desk, we’ll be sure to cover it.


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Reserve Bank likely hacked? Should we be backing up to the cloud? was released on January 10, 2021 at 11:30 am by tech in article commentary.
Last modified: January 10, 2021.


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