Hackers next target can be New Zealand agencies after US host

>> Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Hacker's next target is the Sensitive information about the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet and other New Zealand agencies after US host was hacked. activist group Anonymous hacked US intelligence firm Stratfor had its website on Monday and data including credit card details of its clients, was stolen. The hackers also claim Stratfor's more than 4000 clients include the US Defence Department, Microsoft, New Zealand Police, New Zealand Fire Service and Air New Zealand.

It's confident no information's at risk, but was looking into whether anything had been compromised, says a spokesperson for the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Rob Mackie. Stratfor's website remains under maintenance since the cyber attack. He says the bigger concern is whether Stratfor is worth subscribing to, considering they were unable to keep their own information secure.

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