Copy of information regarding the "WannaCry" incident May 12 2017

Tony Meyer made this Official Information request to Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

The request was partially successful.

From: Tony Meyer

Dear Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment,

Please provide a copy of all information received by CERT (NZ) regarding the "WannaCry"/"WannaCrypt" worm/ransomware outbreak that occured on the 12th of May 2017.

Yours faithfully,

Tony Meyer

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Ref: DOIA 1617-1427

 

Dear Mr Meyer

 

On behalf of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment I
acknowledge your email of 19 June 2017 requesting under the Official
Information Act 1982 (the Act), the following:

 

Please provide a copy of all information received by CERT (NZ) regarding
the "WannaCry"/"WannaCrypt" worm/ransomware outbreak that occured on the
12th of May 2017.

 

Your request is being processed in accordance with the Act and a response
will be sent to you in due course. If you have any enquiries regarding
your request feel free to contact us via email [1][MBIE request email] or
using the contact details below.

 

 

Yours sincerely,

Alan Witcombe

MANAGER, MINISTERIAL SERVICES

 

Corporate, Governance and Information

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Level 4, 15 Stout Street, PO Box 1473, Wellington 6140

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Good afternoon

 

Please find attached correspondence regarding your Official Information
Act request.

 

Kind regards

 

SENIOR MINISTERIAL WRITER

Engagement, Communications and Ministerial Services

Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

15 Stout Street, Wellington, PO Box 1473, Wellington 6140

 

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Dear Mr Meyer

 

Please find attached a letter in regards to your Official Information Act
request dated 19 May 2017.

 

Kind regards,

 

MINISTERIAL ADVISOR

 

Ministerial Services

Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

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Apologies, attached is the letter.

 

Kind regards

 

From: *OIA
Sent: Wednesday, 14 June 2017 3:54 p.m.
To: '[FOI #5909 email]'
Subject: DOIA 1617-1427 Tony Meyer - extension letter [UNCLASSIFIED]

 

Dear Mr Meyer

 

Please find attached a letter in regards to your Official Information Act
request dated 19 May 2017.

 

Kind regards,

 

MINISTERIAL ADVISOR

 

Ministerial Services

Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

[1]www.mbie.govt.nz

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services

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Dear Mr Meyer.

 

Please see the second part of the response, to your recent request.

 

Kind regards

 

Ministerial Services

Engagement, Communications and Ministerial Services

Email: [1][email address]

 

Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

15 Stout Street, Wellington, PO Box 1473, Wellington 6140

[2]www.mbie.govt.nz

 

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Luke left an annotation ()

This is a well reasoned response from Cert NZ (under the auspices of MBIE).

They invited the requester to narrow the scope of the request and they claim no further clarification was received from the requester. This shows a degree of goodwill to work with the requester to find a solution.

They have provided an evidential basis to support the withholding of the information, which shows they have properly considered the information being requested and its sensitivity.

Interestingly, despite pointing to substantial collation and research as being a possible withholding reason, they have decided to use other reasons such as security of NZ and retaining confidences.

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