NZ Hacked 8 October 2019. New Zealand ComCom suffers breach after laptop theft
New Zealand’s Commerce Commission (ComCom) confidential information on laptop belonging to ‘external provider’ containing over 200 meeting and interview transcripts taken in burglary, which has seen the provider dumped.
In a statement released on Tuesday, the ComCom said it was made aware of the theft last week and that the laptop belonged to an “external provider”.
“The transcripts may date back to early 2016 and contain some confidential information businesses and individuals have provided the Commission,” it said.
ComCom chief executive Adrienne Meikle was confident the laptop would be recovered, and the Commission was contacting those potentially affected by the theft, as well as working with police.
A pair of independent reviews have begun in the wake of the theft, as well as ComCom contacting its suppliers to seek security assurances.