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Password Apathy Is Costing Kiwis Millions

Wednesday, 7 April 2021, 11:17 am | CERT NZ

A simple change to password behaviour could save New Zealanders millions of dollars says CERT NZ, the government agency which supports organisations and individuals affected by cyber security incidents. In 2020, Kiwis lost almost $17 million1 through ... More >>

New Zealanders Report Almost $17 Million In Loss Due To Cyber Security Incidents

Wednesday, 24 March 2021, 10:50 am | CERT NZ

CERT NZ’s latest report, released today shows a 65% increase in reports of cyber security incidents over the past year, with an associated $16.9 million in direct financial losses. In 2020 CERT NZ, the government agency which supports organisations ... More >>

Email-related Attacks Cost New Zealanders Close To One Million Dollars

Wednesday, 25 November 2020, 9:58 am | CERT NZ

CERT NZ’s latest quarterly report shows cyber attacks circulated by email posed the greatest threat to New Zealanders’ cyber safety between July and September this year. According to CERT NZ, the government agency which supports organisations ... More >>

Scammers Expected To Target Online Shoppers Leading Up To Christmas

Tuesday, 24 November 2020, 12:45 pm | CERT NZ

Scams are on the rise this Christmas and people need to understand that Black Friday and the busy Christmas sales period are peak activity times for cyber criminals. 2020 has seen online shopping experience more demand than ever before . The Christmas ... More >>

Businesses Encouraged To Trade Smart Online To Avoid A Nightmare Before Christmas

Wednesday, 11 November 2020, 10:26 am | CERT NZ

Shoring up ecommerce website security can help businesses and their customers avoid a cyber nightmare before Christmas says CERT NZ, the government agency which supports organisations and individuals affected by cyber security incidents. “We expect ... More >>

Malicious Computer Virus Targeting New Zealanders

Thursday, 29 October 2020, 4:41 pm | CERT NZ

CERT NZ, the government agency which supports organisations and individuals affected by cyber security incidents, says a recent surge of increasingly sophisticated malware attacks is affecting everyday New Zealanders as well as large organisations. The ... More >>

Complacency Makes Kiwis More Vulnerable To Cyber Attacks

Monday, 19 October 2020, 8:19 am | CERT NZ

The volume and sophistication of financially-motivated cyber attacks has increased over the last six months, so it is critical Kiwis step up their defences, says CERT NZ, the government agency which supports organisations and individuals affected by ... More >>

CERT NZ Encourages SMEs To Trade More Securely Online

Wednesday, 30 September 2020, 10:22 am | CERT NZ

CERT NZ is encouraging local businesses to get a better understanding of their online transaction obligations after research showed 61% of business owners responsible for their small and medium enterprise (SME) website had no real knowledge of the ... More >>

Tread Carefully When Applying For Jobs Online, Says CERT NZ

Wednesday, 9 September 2020, 2:25 pm | CERT NZ

CERT NZ is urging job seekers to be cautious when applying for new employment following a raft of online recruitment scams. The organisation has received a number of reports about fake job advertisements posted on recruitment sites and copycat employer websites, ... More >>

Data Suggests New Zealanders Becoming More Cyber Smart

Thursday, 27 August 2020, 8:51 am | CERT NZ

The latest data report from CERT NZ suggests that New Zealanders may be becoming more vigilant online following a significant increase in reports of cyber security incidents during the first half of 2020. CERT NZ received a total of 3,102 incident ... More >>

Highest number of cyber security incidents reported to CERT

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 9:13 am | CERT NZ

Figures released today by CERT NZ show reports of cyber security incidents are at an all-time high. More >>

Thousands of cyber security incidents could be prevented

Monday, 14 October 2019, 10:33 am | CERT NZ

It’s easy to think that we’re safe online but every year thousands of New Zealanders report cyber incidents to CERT NZ, the government agency dedicated to improving cyber security in New Zealand. The incidents include the likes of online scams, phishing, ... More >>

New report shows the costly impacts of cyber incidents

Thursday, 5 September 2019, 9:17 am | CERT NZ

The latest report from CERT NZ shows that cyber incidents can be costly. Alongside financial losses at a quarterly high, the incidents reported in quarter two are also impacting New Zealander’s day-to-day lives and business operations. More >>

Kiwis turn to CERT NZ to help build resilience online

Wednesday, 10 July 2019, 9:31 am | CERT NZ

Latest data from CERT NZ shows that Kiwis from all over the country continue to be affected by cyber security issues. The Quarter One report released today shows that almost 1,000 New Zealanders reported cyber security issues to CERT NZ in the ... More >>

Businesses lost over $14m to cyber security issues in 2018

Tuesday, 12 March 2019, 9:16 am | CERT NZ

A new report released today highlights the importance of New Zealand businesses and individuals having a trusted source of information they can turn to for help with cyber security incidents. More >>

Simple measures can prevent business compromise

Friday, 7 December 2018, 9:45 am | CERT NZ

A new report released today highlights how basic measures continue to sit at the centre of protecting New Zealanders and their businesses from online threats. More >>

Blackmail scammers hard at work over Labour Weekend

Tuesday, 23 October 2018, 4:13 pm | CERT NZ

Scammers have been hard at work over the long weekend, and while New Zealanders were out enjoying the three day break, CERT NZ received a significant spike in reports of webcam blackmail scams. More >>

Check out your online self this Cyber Smart Week

Friday, 5 October 2018, 5:31 pm | CERT NZ

There’s a lot of news about cyber security at the moment. We’ve all seen stories of hackers intercepting emails to trick people out of money, and whole systems locked up for ransom. Even so, it can be hard to see how that might affect you. After all, ... More >>

CERT NZ receives highest number of reports for quarter yet

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 10:14 am | CERT NZ

The latest threat report released by CERT NZ today shows over 700 cyber security incidents were reported from 1 April to 30 June - the largest ever volume for a single quarter – cementing CERT NZ’s role as a central coordinator in New Zealand. Phishing ... More >>

Over-55s over-represented in latest financial loss stats

Wednesday, 30 May 2018, 9:17 am | CERT NZ

More than 500 cyber security incidents were reported by New Zealanders in the first quarter of this year, according to CERT NZ’s latest threat report. More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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