Govt knew there was no hack

The government knew there was no hack  before Gabriel Makhlouf made his public statements last week:

. . . The Government’s spy agency made urgent calls to the Beehive before Makhlouf’s public statement – we reveal today what they told at least one senior Government Minister. The new details come as Makhlouf faces a State Services Commission investigation over the way he handled claims the website had been hacked. It later transpired that Budget details could be uncovered using the Treasury’s search engine.

The Government Communications Security Bureau phoned the Beehive last week in a desperate 11th-hour bid to stop Treasury Secretary Gabriel Makhlouf from saying publicly that his department had been hacked, the Herald understands.

But it was too late.

The GCSB had already told the Treasury that it did not believe its computer system had been compromised.

The GCSB was sent a copy of Makhlouf’s statement just before it was due to be released on Tuesday night last week. . . 

This just gets messier and messier and needs a wider inquiry than just the States Services Commissioner’s one which won’t ask questions of Ministers.

2 Responses to Govt knew there was no hack

  1. adamsmith1922 says:

    Reblogged this on The Inquiring Mind and commented:
    As I suspected the plot thickens and at best yet more incompetence by the Ardern regime,but it seems more likely to be something murkier

  2. freddy says:

    Is it possible to have confidence in the GCSB with Little as Minister in charge?
    He would have been told what was happening before anyone else yet he helped concoct a fabricated story to spin to the good people of NZ, disgraceful. Ministers overseeing the GCSB must operate with the highest level of integrity.
    At the very least Little must step down.

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