Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully’s email account was broken into by international hackers’ collective Anonymous, potentially revealing sensitive Cabinet information and cable traffic from foreign posts.
The Dominion Post has been told the breach was investigated by the Government’s security agencies, including the Government Communications and Security Bureau, which were continuing to monitor traffic for any leaked information.
Mr Key could not confirm the bureau was involved but said it was “a reasonable assumption”.
He was not aware of what information was accessed, but said “if it was really sensitive it would be out by now”.
It sure would. It’s not as if New Zealand has a patient, cunning free-lance left-wing journalist who accumulates exactly this kind of information and then sits on it for months, even years, finally publishing it a time calculated to inflict the most embarrassment.