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Waikato DHB cyber attack files

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From: Gareth Watkins

Dear Radio New Zealand Limited,

My request relates to the group of stolen files that were placed online following the recent cyber attack on Waikato DHB. My request relates to RNZ employees and any RNZ associates (e.g. contractors, external advisors, lawyers that RNZ utilize).

1. How many RNZ employees/associates POTENTIALLY had access to the files. Please also supply their job titles.

2. How many RNZ employees/associates ACTUALLY accessed the files. Please also supply their job titles.

3. How much time have RNZ employees/associates spent accessing the files.

4. Please detail the scope of the files RNZ employees/associates have had access to:
the number of files, the total file size, type of files (e.g email, report, notes) and document titles (if they don't breach the privacy of individuals).

5. Please supply any memos, emails or policies relating to RNZ employees/associates accessing, using, publishing information from the files

6. Please supply any information relating to how RNZ has (or intends to) remove the files and associated information from its information systems (physical and digital).

7. Please supply any information relating to RNZ employees/associates making contact with those people identified in the documents (e.g. are you letting individuals know you've read their files)

Yours faithfully,

Gareth Watkins

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From: Maggie Hedge

Good morning Gareth

RNZ acknowledges receipt of your OIA request. Under the Official Information Act 1982 we have 20 working days to respond, and will contact you via email /post. If for any reason our response is delayed due to illness, or pandemic we will advise immediately.

Kind regards
Maggie Hedge| OIA Administrator RNZ
[email address]

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From: George Bignell

Dear Mr Watkins

As required under s15A of the Official Information Act, this email is to notify you that RNZ will require more than the initial 20 working days to fully compile a response to your inquiry. This is due to staff addressing RNZ's operational commitments and editorial coverage of the current pandemic.

We expect to respond to your request in the next 10 working days.

Kind regards

George Bignell| OIA Inquiries Coordinator
RADIO NEW ZEALAND | LEVEL 2 | 155 THE TERRACE
PO BOX 123 | WELLINGTON | NEW ZEALAND 6140 | www.rnz.co.nz
DDI +64 4 474 1424 | [mobile number]

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From: George Bignell

Dear Mr Watkins

 

 

Please find below the information held by RNZ with respect to your
request.

 

As we are required to do, this message is to also advise you that our
response to your request can be referred to the Ombudsman’s Office for
review under s 28 (3) of the Official Information Act if you wish.

 

 

    1. How many RNZ employees/associates POTENTIALLY had access to the
files.  Please also supply their job titles.

 

Three, an IT systems administrator, a bureau chief and a reporter.  

 

 

    2. How many RNZ employees/associates ACTUALLY accessed the files.
Please also supply their job titles.

 

Two, a bureau chief and a reporter.

 

    3. How much time have RNZ employees/associates spent accessing the
files.

 

We cannot give an exact figure but possibly up to 60 minutes.

 

    4. Please detail the scope of the files RNZ employees/associates have
had access to:

    the number of files, the total file size, type of files (e.g email,
report, notes) and document titles (if they don't breach the privacy of
individuals).

 

It is understood there was about 11 GB of information on the dark web. We
are unable to say how many files, their size or types that RNZ had access
to because we did not count them or review them.

 

RNZ found one area called "Oranga Tamariki Complaint" or similar which led
to RNZ reviewing around five files.

 

    5. Please supply any memos, emails or policies relating to RNZ
employees/associates accessing, using, publishing information from the
files

 

Please refer to our editorial policies which are publicly available at
[1]https://www.rnz.co.nz/assets/cms_uploads...
    

 

    6. Please supply any information relating to how RNZ has (or intends
to) remove the files and associated information from its information
systems (physical and digital).

 

RNZ does not hold any of the files on information systems and agreed to
their destruction as a part of a court order obtained by the Waikato DHB.

 

    7. Please supply any information relating to RNZ employees/associates
making contact with those people identified in the documents (e.g. are you
letting individuals know you've read their files)

 

To be clear, RNZ did not access any patient data or patient records. We
accessed around five files related to a formal complaint which the Waikato
DHB lodged with Oranga Tamariki.

 

Kind regards

 

George Bignell| OIA Inquiries Coordinator

RADIO NEW ZEALAND | LEVEL 2 | 155 THE TERRACE

PO BOX 123 | WELLINGTON | NEW ZEALAND 6140 | www.rnz.co.nz

DDI +64 4 474 1424 | [mobile number]

 

 

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