After the world learned that the Internet kiosks set up at the New Zealand Work and Income (WINZ) offices exposed the agency’s entire internal network, the country’s government ordered a thorough investigation of all similar computer systems.
As it turns out, the kiosks operated by the Ministry of Justice suffered from the same issue. According to ONE News
, the ministry’s representatives are confident that no one has accessed any sensitive information stored on their internal networks.
So far, no other government agencies have reported finding similar security breaches.
The issue was first uncovered by Kiwi journalist Keith Ng, who was tipped off
by former activist Ira Bailey.
After the news broke out, the Minister of Social Development admitted
that they had been warned of the problem over one year ago.