[Data Breach] NZ Welfare Agency – Oct 2012

March 06, 2013

NZ ministry knew of massive data breach

Originally published by iTnews by Juha Saarinen on 15 Oct 2012.

Chose not to act after informant sought cash reward.

Revelations that members of the public could access confidential documents from kiosks installed at a New Zealand government welfare agency has blown into a national scandal, with data from multiple agencies, corporations and citizens leaked.

As reported on iTnews earlier today blogger Keith Ng was able to gain access to highly sensitive information – including invoices and personal contact data – from self-service kiosks installed by the New Zealand Work and Income welfare agency.

The data included invoices issued to the Ministry that featured information about children in state care.

For full article: http://www.itnews.com.au/News/319190,nz-ministry-knew-of-massive-data-breach.aspx

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