23 Feb 2007

Fiji Human Rights Commission says its computers hacked

5:43 pm on 23 February 2007

The Fiji Human Rights Commission has lodged a complaint with the police that their computers have been hacked and confidential information stolen.

Radio Legend reports that the police report follows the publication of classified correspondence between the Fiji Human Rights Commission and one of its international affiliates.

The commission director, Dr Shaista Shameem, says the two media outlets had no right to the details of the documents as they are protected under a confidentiality clause in the Fiji Human Rights Commission Act.

She says they are now waiting to find out how their computer system was hacked so that adequate security measures can be put in place.

Dr Shameem says she is confident that no staff member was involved in leaking the papers to the media.