NZ ministry knew of massive data breach
Chose not to act after informant sought cash reward.
Revelations that members of the public could access confidential documents from kiosks installed at a New Zealand government welfare agency has blown into a national scandal, with data from multiple agencies, corporations and citizens leaked.
As reported on iTnews earlier today blogger Keith Ng was able to gain access to highly sensitive information – including invoices and personal contact data – from self-service kiosks installed by the New Zealand Work and Income welfare agency.
The data included invoices issued to the Ministry that featured information about children in state care.