NZ Incident: Google suspends NZ ‘trending’ emails after suspect’s name released | iTnews

NZ Incident: Google suspends NZ ‘trending’ emails after suspect’s name released | iTnews

Google has suspended an email alerting system in New Zealand following criticism by the government for publishing suppressed details of a murder case, the company said on Friday.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern expressed disappointment about Google’s failure to abide by a court order suppressing the name of a man accused of killing 22-year-old British backpacker Grace Millane.

Source: Google suspends NZ ‘trending’ emails after suspect’s name released

NZ Incident: NZ Transport Agency’s cyber security under scrutiny after 82 data breaches  | Stuff NZ

NZ Incident: NZ Transport Agency’s cyber security under scrutiny after 82 data breaches | Stuff NZ

Reported Mar 5, 2019 in Stuff Co NZ

The Transport Agency has admitted 82 data breaches involving personal information prompting a call for an independent assessment of its cyber security.

Human error was the main reason given for mishandling of personal information ranging from traffic offences, to details of driver licences and individuals’ medical fitness to drive, debts and debt collection actions.

Source: NZ Transport Agency’s cyber security under scrutiny after 82 data breaches

More NZ Incidents….

NZ Incident: NZ Transport Agency accused of downplaying a “massive” security breach. USB Drive Lost  | Stuff NZ

NZ Incident: NZ Transport Agency accused of downplaying a “massive” security breach. USB Drive Lost | Stuff NZ

Reported January 03, 2019 in Stuff Co NZ

A missing NZ Transport Agency computer drive containing information about more than 1000 staff is a much bigger deal than the organisation has admitted.

The USB drive disappearedwhile being couriered from the agency’sAuckland office to a Wellington security firmproducingnew staff identity cards.

The data, which was not password protected or encrypted, was a major data privacy breach that warranted an independent review of security measures, and the agency should be offering identity theft insurance to affected employees.

Source: Transport Agency accused of downplaying a “massive” security breach

More NZ Incidents….

NZ – Z Energy security breach admitted as CEO fronts and apologises | Stuff NZ

Z has admitted a major security fault that potentially allowed access to business accounts and personal details.

The problem hit the company’s Z Card Online system, which allows people to manage fuel accounts, mostly for business fleets. There are about 45,000 Z fuel cards in the country.

Source: Z Energy security breach admitted as CEO fronts and apologises