[funsec] New Zealand: Foreign Spies Hacking into Government Computers

Paul Ferguson fergdawg at netzero.net
Mon Sep 10 16:00:19 CDT 2007


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Via The (New Zealand) Dominion Post.

[snip]

Government computer systems have been hacked into by foreign governments,
the country's chief spymaster says.

Government departments' websites have been attacked, information has been
stolen and hard-to-detect software has been installed that could be used to
take control of computer systems, Security Intelligence Service director
Warren Tucker said.

In his first interview since taking up the post in November, Mr Tucker said
there was evidence that foreign governments were responsible for the
attacks.

He would not discuss what country was responsible but referred to comments
by Canada's security service about Chinese spying activities.

Russia and China have been implicated in attacks on the British
parliament's computer system.

[snip]

More:
http://stuff.co.nz/dominionpost/4197187a6000.html

I wonder who will be next to come forward? :-)

- - ferg

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