RBNZ served ‘compliance notice’ after cyber attack

Privacy commissioner concerned by possible “systemic weakness” in central bank’s cyber defences

Photo: Rachael King

New Zealand’s recently established Office of the Privacy Commissioner has handed the country’s central bank a “compliance notice” following a cyber attack in December 2020.

The notice requires the Reserve Bank of New Zealand to take several steps to improve the security of its systems.

“The cyber attack was a significant breach of one of the bank’s security systems and raised the possibility of systemic weakness in the bank’s systems and processes for protecting personal information,” said

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