New Zealand central bank says its data system was breached

New Zealand central bank says its data system was breached

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - The Reserve Bank of New Zealand said on Sunday that it was responding with urgency to a breach of one of its data systems.In a November 2019 Financial Stability report, the RBNZ warned that the frequency and severity of cybersecurity incidents were on the rise in New Zealand.

New Zealand property management company leaks 30,000 users’ passports, driver’s licenses and other personal data

New Zealand property management company leaks 30,000 users’ passports, driver’s licenses and other personal data

CyberNews received information from reader Jake Dixon, a security researcher with Vadix Solutions, who discovered an unsecured Amazon Simple Storage Solution (S3) database containing more than 31,000 images of users’ passports, driver’s licenses, evidence of age documents, and more.

Salami seller peddles his own meat to customer by using her contact tracing details

Salami seller peddles his own meat to customer by using her contact tracing details

Amnesty International in New Zealand recognized this as a potential problem back in April and called for further clarification on privacy protections for the contact tracing details that are being forcefully collected around the country.

Google suspends Trends feature in New Zealand after naming murder accused

Google suspends Trends feature in New Zealand after naming murder accused

Google had refused to tighten publication standards after it sent an email to users in December that named a man accused of killing a British backpacker, Grace Millane, in violation of a suppression order.

New Zealand becomes third Five Eyes member to ban Huawei from 5G network

New Zealand becomes third Five Eyes member to ban Huawei from 5G network

New Zealand is barring China’s Huawei on national-security grounds from supplying equipment for next-generation mobile networks, and in doing so has become the third member of the “Five Eyes” intelligence-sharing alliance to take action against the huge Shenzen-based telecom-gear maker.

Fork Over Passwords or Pay the Price, New Zealand Tells Travelers

Fork Over Passwords or Pay the Price, New Zealand Tells Travelers

Travelers entering New Zealand who refuse to disclose passwords for their digital devices during forced searches could face prosecution and fines of more than $3,000, a move that border officials said Tuesday made the country the first to impose such penalties.

New Zealand can now fine you $3,200 if you don't hand over your phone password at the border

New Zealand can now fine you $3,200 if you don't hand over your phone password at the border

The nation's Customs and Excise Act 2018, which came into effect this week, allows customs officials to demand "access information"— like passwords, PINs and encryption keys — and mandates fines for those who do not cooperate.