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Video Released Of How Labour's Database Was Accessed

Video Released Of How Labour's Database Was Accessed

Report - By Selwyn Manning.

A video has been released by Cameron Slater displaying how the Labour Party's database information was accessed.

Earlier Monday, New Zealand Labour Party president Moira Coatsworth said in a statement:

"On Saturday Labour discovered the possibility of a malicious breach of an online Party contact database. We began an investigation immediately.

"On Sunday we isolated a system vulnerability that we believed had been exploited. The system was immediately secured. We fully understand the seriousness of this kind of event, and we have apologised unreservedly. One of the earliest downloads of the database appears to be from an internet address belonging to a National Party Head Office mail server.

"The information was subsequently accessed by a person with strong links to National and ACT.

"The database in question includes a list of people who have used the website to donate to the Stop Asset Sales campaign and to join the party, and some lists where there have been communications on other current issues, for example the increasing cost of early childhood education. No credit card details were held on the site. All people whose privacy may have been compromised have been informed," Moira Coatsworth said.

  • For more, see: Labour investigates database breach
  • On his Whaleoil site, Cameron Slater said: "National has not been involved in this release, like I would trust them to keep this infor­ma­tion quiet for as long as I have been in Labour’s back­end.

    "TV3 were going to run a video that I made show­ing how I accessed the details. They have pulled their clip because of the Christchurch earth­quake."

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