NZ spies uncover cyber attacks

Tuesday, 11 September 2007, 12:00 AM EST

Government computer systems have been hacked into by foreign governments, the country's chief spymaster says.

Government departments' websites have been attacked, information has been stolen and hard-to-detect software has been installed that could be used to take control of computer systems, Security Intelligence Service director Warren Tucker said. In his first interview since taking up the post in November, Mr Tucker said there was evidence that foreign governments were responsible for the attacks.

At Stuff.

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