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New Zealand central bank hit by cyberattack

WELLINGTON (AFP) Photo: Collected New Zealand’s central bank said Sunday it was responding with urgency to a “malicious” breach of one of its data systems, a third-party file sharing service that stored “sensitive information”. Reserve Bank of New Zealand governor Adrian Orr said the breach had been contained and the

New Zealand unemployment rate hits record 5.3 pct due to COVID-19

WELLINGTON (Xinhua) Photo: Jeremy Bales/Bloomberg via Getty Images The number of unemployed people rose by a record of 37,000 to reach 151,000 in the September 2020 quarter, as the impact of COVID-19 hit the labor market, New Zealand’s statistics department Stats NZ said on Wednesday. In the September 2020 quarter, there

Spies called in as cyberattacks again halt NZ stock exchange

WELLINGTON (AFP) Cyberattacks forced New Zealand’s stock exchange to halt trading for a fourth straight day Friday, with the country’s spy agency called in to help combat the ongoing security breaches. “We are currently experiencing connectivity issues which appear similar to those caused by severe DDoS attacks from offshore this week,”