RBNZ suffers data breach in third-party system

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The Reserve Bank of New Zealand has fallen victim to an “illegal breach” of a data system in which it stores sensitive information.

A file-sharing service provided by Accellion suffered a “malicious attack”, RBNZ governor Adrian Orr said in a statement on January 10. The RBNZ uses the system to share sensitive information with external stakeholders and some files are also stored on the system.

Accellion markets the system as a secure way to transmit data. The firm did not immediately respond

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