Cyber-security experts, like modern-day Cassandras, have often struggled to have their voices heard.

They've warned for years on the danger of cybercrime and the need to treat it as a serious threat.

But there's been complacency among many Kiwis, nestling down the bottom of the world, about the danger it poses.

Dramatic events in Parliament this week suggest we shouldn't be so relaxed.

It's important, actually critical, for the integrity of these markets that all traders enjoy a level playing field and be provided with price-sensitive information at the same time.

After the National Party drip-fed details apparently gleaned from today's Wellbeing Budget, Treasury made the extraordinary claim that it had been hacked.

Treasury Secretary Gabriel Makhlouf yesterday said there had been more than 2000 unauthorised attempts to