Reserve Bank urgently responding to 'illegal breach of data system'

A Stuff article.

The Reserve Bank says it is “responding with urgency” to a breach of a computer system.

A government spokesman said Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Finance Minister Grant Robertson and GCSB Minister Andrew Little had been notified of the breach, but said ministers were leaving comment to the Reserve Bank.

The bank issued a statement shortly after 2pm on Sunday saying a “third party file sharing service” used by the bank to share and store some sensitive information, had been illegally accessed.

Governor Adrian Orr said the breach had been contained, but the bank was treating the matter with “the highest priority, and acting with urgency”.

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