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Malware
CERT NZ: Email extortion & scams hit Kiwis hard in the pocket
Despite ongoing efforts to raise awareness about online scams and fraud, New Zealanders are still losing staggering amounts of money.
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Cybersecurity
CERT NZ issues critical security controls for 2019
The annual list is designed to help businesses prioritise their security controls based on CERT NZ’s local and international threat intelligence.
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Malware
CERT NZ highlights rise of unauthorised access incidents
“In one case, the attacker gained access and tracked the business’s emails for at least six months. They gathered extensive knowledge of the business’s billing cycles."
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Cybersecurity
Computer Lounge online store hit by security breach
Auckland-based online computer parts store Computer Lounge has been affected by a security breach.
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Passwords
Quick tips for staying safe online - Cyber Smart Week 2018
With the Facebook data breach still fresh in everyone’s minds, Cyber Smart Week couldn’t come soon enough.
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Phishing
Cyber threat spotlight: Kiwis report more, lose less in Q2
CERT NZ’s April-June 2018 Quarterly Report suggests that cyber threats – and the amount of people who are reporting them – are once again on the rise, and fewer people are losing money.
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Scams
Scammers intercepting business emails in fake invoice scams
CERT NZ is warning New Zealand businesses to be aware of an upsurge in fake invoices, which are often intercepting genuine payments.
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Healthcare
National Party calls out Health Minister's 'dismissive' take on DHB security
“Clark has downplayed cybersecurity issues by saying he won’t deal in hypotheticals. There's nothing hypothetical about our DHBs being under attack."
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Cybersecurity
Have your say: Govt extends feedback deadline for Cyber Security Strategy refresh
“There’s been strong interest in the Cyber Security Strategy refresh and we want to ensure we have a broad range of perspectives," says Clare Curran.
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.nz
Domain Name Commission & CERT NZ to share information about .nz cyber threats
The two agencies have agreed to share certain domain registration information so that they can ‘enhance’ cybersecurity in New Zealand.
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Phishing
$2.9 million gone: Kiwis hit by more than 500 cybersecurity incidents
The first three months of 2018 were busier than ever for cybercriminals, who managed to steal $2.9 million from New Zealanders.
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NZ Government
Budget 2018: NZ's cyber threat response gets $3.9m boost
The Government’s Budget 2018 will inject an extra $3.9 million for New Zealand’s Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) over the next four years.
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Cybersecurity
CERT NZ honoured to chair new Pacific Cyber Security Operational Network
CERT NZ says it is a ‘huge honour’ to be voted in as the Pacific Cyber Security Operational Network’s inaugural chair.
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Trade Me
CERT NZ's Advisory Board extended for another six months
“I’m pleased all existing Board members have agreed to stay on and advise CERT NZ as we work through the refresh of our cybersecurity action plan."
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Facebook
Clare Curran targeted in Facebook impersonation; warns Kiwis to be vigilant
“It’s frightening to think someone is impersonating you online and CERT NZ is there to help people sort out issues and feel safe again online."
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Cisco
CERT NZ issues security alert about Smart Install-enabled Cisco devices
CERT NZ has issued a bulletin about a cyber attack campaign that is targeting Cisco devices that have enabled Smart Install (SMI).
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Threat intelligence
CERT NZ partners with Orange Business Services on comprehensive threat intelligence
"Leveraging our expertise at Orange Cyberdefense, our work with CERT NZ underscores our commitment to build a trusted & resilient cyber environment."
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Cybersecurity
Government moves to revitalize NZ's Cyber Security and Action Plan
“We must work collectively to build New Zealand’s cyber security capability and resilience so I invite everyone to join the play a key role."
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Smartphone
Control is critical to contain cyber attacks in New Zealand
As evident from CERT New Zealand’s security recommendations, mitigation and prevention of a data breach is a lot more cost-effective than recovery.
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Cryptocurrency
Under the spotlight: CERT NZ reveals last year’s most pervasive cyber threats
New Zealanders from ‘all walks of life’ reported 1131 cybersecurity issues ranging from cryptocurrency scams to phishing in 2017.
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Phishing
Watch out for a RealMe phishing scam in your inbox
The phishing email states that the user has a private message & they need to access their RealMe account. The web link takes users to a fake website.
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Ransomware
CERT NZ: Kiwis have lost $1.9m from cyber incidents since April
Cyber attackers have been successful in causing more than $1.9 million in losses for New Zealanders since April 2017 and $1.18 million was from Q3.
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Dimension Data
Dimension Data ramps up its NZ Cybersecurity Practice
“We are looking forward to working strategically with our clients, helping them transform the way they approach cybersecurity."
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New Zealand Bankers’ Association
The importance of two-factor authentication in banking & business
"If an attacker knows your password, they won’t necessarily be able to steal your money. It’s like having a second lock for your door."