Prime Minister Bill English is refusing to confirm or deny whether New Zealand has committed cyber-attacks on other countries.
It's little-known, but the Defence Force has a cyber-warfare capability for counter-attacks on countries like North Korea.
"I couldn't comment on the Defence Force capacity, all I can say is we have put in place well-funded, increasingly skilled cyber-security defence system," Mr English says.
The Prime Minister revealing that North Korea has attacked New Zealand.
However it wasn't a direct hit from the rogue state - but hack attacks aimed at global disruption, like the WannaCry attack that caused cyber chaos.
"Well I think these things work a bit like the recent high profile cyber-attacks they may not necessarily be picking on a country and they may not necessarily be aiming at NZ they're just spraying themselves through the internet trying to cause problems," Mr English says.
Cyber attacks can include:
Ransomware, where data is locked until ransoms are paid
Hacks that steal information
Shutdowns of important computer systems
What New Zealand does is super-secret. The cyber-force only came to light in the Defence White Paper in June 2016.
And the Prime Minister refusing to detail what New Zealand's soldiers do on the dark web.
A war on the web - but Kiwis kept in the dark about our role.