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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."
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).
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."
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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."
NZ Cyber Smart Week: If you just do one thing, start using a password manager
How do employees really use credentials in their day-to-day work? And what kind of threat do they pose?
NZ Internet Task Force signs on for Cyber Smart Week 2017
Cyber Smart Week is fast approaching and now the New Zealand Internet Task Force (NZITF) has signed up as an official partner.
Cisco & Dimension Data say ransomware is a 'massive issue' in NZ
Tech giants Cisco and Dimension Data have put ransomware under the spotlight as part of an effort to help organisations stay ahead.
Another Office 365 phishing scam hits NZ businesses
CERT NZ has received reports of another Office 365 phishing scam that harvests credentials and sends the same email to all contacts.
Vodafone NZ customer finds major loophone in 'My Vodafone' system
Members of a New Zealand online tech community discovered a potential vulnerability in Vodafone New Zealand’s ‘My Vodafone’ platform yesterday.
Phishing scam impersonates Ministry of Primary Industries
ERT NZ released a warning of a phishing scam claiming to be from the Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI).
Law firm gets behind CERT NZ's findings about phishing
MinterEllisonRuddWatts is the latest New Zealand business to shine the light on New Zealand’s vulnerability to cyber attacks.
CERT NZ & Netsafe warn of scammers playing online blackmail hand
CERT NZ and Netsafe have both reported a surge in online blackmail incidents.
NZTech chief: CERT NZ's cybersecurity report is the tip of a much bigger iceberg
“This sharing of information is one of the best ways to reduce vulnerabilities as a country. But their figures are just the tip of the iceberg.”
364 incidents in just three months: CERT NZ reports from the cybersecurity frontline
New Zealanders have reported 364 cybersecurity incidents in just three months, costing us upwards of $730,000.
Petya ransomworm's rapid spread: What the experts know right now
The Petya ransomware uses the EternalBlue exploit to not only infect files, but an entire system's drive. We get the latest from the experts.