TAG cybersecurity experts: The breadth of targets in those campaigns stands in contrast to many government-backed operations.
The Reserve Bank of New Zealand suffered a data breach. The organization itself confirmed it
The Reserve Bank of New Zealand suffered a data breach by state-sponsored cybercrime actors. The organization itself confirmed in a release. “In January 2021, we reported a security breach of a third-party file sharing system that we use to share and store sensitive information. Following this malicious attack, the system has been secured and taken offline while investigations are underway” – the document reports -. “We are working closely with international and domestic cybersecurity experts and other relevant authorities as part of our investigation and response. The nature and extent of information that has been potentially accessed is still being determined, but it may include some commercially and personally sensitive information. Our core functions remain unaffected, sound, and operational. We will provide more details and information when it is appropriate to do so.”
The cybersecurity experts: Likely there are nation-state actors behind the attacks. Until now, there are no ransom requests or claims for the attack
According to the cybersecurity experts, a third party file sharing service provided by Accellion called FTA (File Transfer Application), used by the Reserve Bank to share and store some sensitive information, was illegally accessed. But, until now, there have been no ransom requests and no cybercrime group claimed the responsibility for the attack. This let the researchers believe that there is a nation-state actor behind the breach and the potential data leak.