Hackers steal photo ID and tax codes from 26,000 Generate KiwiSaver customers

By Pattrick Smellie | Wed, 12 Feb 2020


Hackers have stolen photographic identification, tax department numbers, and personal names and addresses of some 26,000 customers of boutique KiwiSaver provider Generate in a Christmas holidays raid that targeted the most sensitive part of its website.In a statement earlier today, Generate admitted the hack, between Dec. 29 and Jan. 27, had exploited weaknesses in the online application process for becoming a Generate KiwiSaver member. No investors' funds are at risk, although all those affected appear to be at risk of identify theft, which ca...