Otago Daily Times

NZers in data breach


Wellington: Thousands of New Zealanders may have been caught up in a massive online data breach connected to Nitro PDF software.

The email addresses and hashed passwords of about 2.6 million users of the software were published online.

New Zealand cyber security watchdog Cert said among the email addresses were more than 4000 that ended with .nz.

Cert said it had contacted those individual­s, but New Zealanders with email addresses ending in .com might be affected too.

Nitro PDF users were warned to change their password immediatel­y ‘‘to something long, strong and unique’’, and if the same one had been used for anything else to change that, too. — RNZ

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