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Cybercrime in Aotearoa: How does New Zealand law define it?
‘Cybercrime’ is a term we hear all the time, but what exactly is it, and how does New Zealand define it in legal terms?
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The dark web in Aotearoa: Is it as bad as we think?
Encountering the term 'dark web' might bring thoughts of criminal activity and harmful behaviour to mind, but what exactly is it, and is it all bad?
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Gaming
Hands-on review: Norton360 for Gamers
On the surface, Norton360 for gamers promises some pretty impressive features that I will admit got me excited. From gaming, power boosts to dark web threat protection it all sounds pretty darn impressive.
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How to keep data off the Dark Web, even though it’s growing darker
Let's delve deeper into a Dark Web investigation which discusses the rapid growth of Dark Web activity and suggests ways to protect an organisation's data.
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New research finds alarming jump in phishing attacks
There has been alarming advances in the scale and sophistication of phishing attacks perpetrated by the adversary against organisations.
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Stolen data spreading even faster on the dark web - report
Increased volume of data breaches and more avenues for cybercriminals to monetise data has led to increased activity surrounding stolen data on the dark web.
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Black market dedicated solely to data leaks emerges - report
Ransomware attacks are gaining momentum globally across industries, and businesses are being warned against a black market dedicated solely to data leaks.
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Hackers offering forged “official” COVID-19 vaccination certificates and negative test results on dark net
There has been a 350% increase in the number of advertisements selling alleged COVID-19 vaccines within the last three months.
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High demand for hackers on the dark web
"Since March 2020, we have noticed a surge of interest in website hacking, which is seen by the increase in the number of ads on forums on the dark web."
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The Dark Web: Not all as bad as it may seem - expert
While there is the perception that the dark web is mainly a hub for criminal activity, there are many other reasons why someone may use it.
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Dark net vendors wanting Bitcoin payments for unverified COVID-19 vaccines
As the medicines are being offered on the dark net, purchasers have no way of knowing whether they are genuine, according to Check Point.
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Check Point exposes Android malware vendor using dark net to rebrand products
Check Point security researchers have exposed an Android malware vendor using a marketer on the dark net to rebrand its products, with the intention of supercharging business and throwing off security vendors. 
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Dark web monitoring and how it can help protect online identities
As many as 1 in 6 New Zealanders have been a victim of identity theft, and the consequences can be disastrous - and it may lead to more than just financial loss.
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Cybersecurity
Security spotlight: 15 billion user names and passwords for sale
Security news roundup: What's with all the major cybersecurity breaches?
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Dark web packed with offers to hack corporate networks
"The larger the hacked company is, and the higher the obtained privileges, the more profitable the attack becomes."
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Trend Micro debuts dark-web scanning solution to combat identity theft
The solution was born from growing consumer concerns in New Zealand surrounding identity theft – a whopping 78% of Kiwis report concern about being a victim of identity theft, according to Trend Micro’s latest research.
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New solution shines light on Dark Web credential trading
The Kaseya-owned Spanning Cloud Apps has released software that monitors the Dark Web for compromised Office 365 credentials.
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Cybersecurity
2G and 3G networks are 'open doors' for cyber attacks
Security researchers have warned about SS7 for decades, however, the vulnerabilities have become more severe in recent years.
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Dark web dangers threaten world's top enterprises
“Almost every vendor offered us tailored versions of malware as a way of targeting specific companies or industries,” says researcher Mike McGuire.
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It's 'lights out' for two more dark web marketplaces
Don’t be fooled if you see talk that Wall Street Market has been taken down – because it’s most likely not what you think.
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Europol makes 61 arrests & nets €6.2 million in dark web crackdown
60 experts from 19 countries, Europol, and Eurojust were involved in hunting for activities including the illegal sale and signs of counterfeit goods and money, drugs, cybercrime, document fraud, non-cash payment fraud, trafficking in human beings and trafficking in firearms and explosives. 
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SSL/TLS certificate marketplaces thriving on dark web - study
These services deliver machine-identities-as-a-service to cybercriminals who wish to spoof websites, eavesdrop on encrypted traffic, perform man-in-the-middle attacks and steal sensitive data.
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617 million stolen records up for sale on dark web
It may not be the first time the databases have been offered for sale.
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Experts comment on record 772mil-user data breach
Dubbed “Collection #1”, the data set contains emails and passwords with over a billion unique combinations of email addresses and passwords.