NDTV: Websites of a number of financial institutions in New Zealand and its national postal service were briefly down on Wednesday, with officials saying they were battling a cyber attack.
RBNZ: The guidance outlines the Reserve Bank’s expectations around cyber resilience, and draws heavily from leading international and national cybersecurity standards and guidelines. The guidance applies to all entities the Reserve Bank regulates, including registered banks, licensed non-bank deposit takers, licensed insurers and designated financial market infrastructures.
BNN Bloomberg: More than 100 banks, exchanges, insurers and other financial firms worldwide were targets of the same type of cyberattack that crippled the New Zealand Stock Exchange in August, though they didn’t suffer the same extent of damage.
Reuters: New Zealand’s financial markets regulator said the country’s stock exchange operator’s technological systems were “insufficient” following a probe into the multiple outages and cyber attacks that hit the bourse operator last year.
Newshub: The chief information officer of the New Zealand stock exchange (NZX) has resigned and will leave the company at the end of 2020. David Godfrey's resignation follows a series of distributed-denial-of-service attacks (DDoS) which caused multiple crashes of the trading website.
NZ Herald: The NZX is understood to be under another cyber attack, putting its website out of action, but share trading was continuing normally under measures put in place when the first attacks occurred late last month.
itnews: The New Zealand stock market was hit by a fifth day of cyber attacks, crashing its website, but maintained trading after switching to a contingency plan for the release of market announcements.
CNN: New Zealand has ordered one of its spy agencies to investigate a cyberattack that originated overseas and disrupted the country's financial markets for a fourth consecutive day on Friday.
Computer Weekly: Developed countries in Asia-Pacific (APAC) with more established digital economies may be most vulnerable to cyber attacks, but they are also among the most prepared in the region to deal with cyber threats, a new study has found.
The Hindu: An industry-oriented workshop on ‘Cyber security technologies and applications’ organised at the Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT Sri City) gave a fresh outlook on the emerging opportunities in the sector as well as future global applications.