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Financial Losses Due To Cybercrime Up 66% In First Quarter

Wednesday, 21 June 2023, 5:52 am | CERT NZ

CERT NZ has seen report numbers, in the first quarter of this year, creep back up from the last quarter of 2022. And unfortunately, so has financial loss. Reports are up 12% from last quarter and financial losses are up 66% to almost $6 million. ... More >>

CERT NZ Encouraging Businesses To Use Two-factor Authentication (2FA) To Protect Their Online Accounts.

Monday, 22 May 2023, 9:45 am | CERT NZ

Maintaining good cyber security is a top concern for businesses but they often don’t know where to start. 2FA is an easy step that adds a second layer of protection to an account, so you can protect the things that are important to you. This second ... More >>

Record Losses To Cybercrime A Concern, Even As Reports Decline

Thursday, 23 March 2023, 10:40 am | CERT NZ

CERT NZ’s latest annual summary shows that scammers are still finding new and inventive ways of getting to our money. While reports were down slightly on the previous year, financial losses jumped up 19% to $20 million, mostly due to a spike in quarter ... More >>

2023 Census: Keeping An Eye Out For Fakes

Monday, 6 March 2023, 12:55 pm | CERT NZ

CERT NZ is warning New Zealanders to watch out for fake websites and social media accounts claiming to represent the official Census. “We know that scammers target large events, using the opportunity to harvest information and sometimes even defraud ... More >>

Significant Investment Scam Targeting New Zealanders

Wednesday, 15 February 2023, 10:23 am | CERT NZ

A major investment scam is currently targeting New Zealanders seeking financial advice. CERT NZ is aware that people have lost millions of dollars to this scam in the last two weeks. How it works The scammers are using Google Ads to target potential ... More >>

Record Scam Loss Is A Call For NZers To Act On Cyber Security

Wednesday, 7 December 2022, 6:19 am | CERT NZ

A spate of scams between July and September has seen New Zealanders stung with direct financial losses totalling almost $9 million. The government’s cyber security agency CERT NZ is calling on everyone to use this as a warning and take steps to protect ... More >>

Aotearoa’s Cyber Smart Week Kicks Off With A Challenge To Lift Your Security Game

Tuesday, 11 October 2022, 5:01 am | CERT NZ

New Zealand’s annual cyber security awareness campaign, Cyber Smart Week kicks off on 10 October. This year CERT NZ, the government agency behind the campaign, is challenging all New Zealanders to take their online security game to the NEXT ... More >>

No Such Thing As A “Quiet Time” For Cyber Security

Thursday, 25 August 2022, 5:44 am | CERT NZ

The number of cyber incidents reported to CERT NZ has remained constant from the first to second quarter of the year. But this doesn’t mean it was quiet. CERT NZ received a total of 2,001 incident reports between April and June this year, a decrease ... More >>

A Changing Cyber World Is Outpacing New Zealanders’ Security Steps – CERT NZ

Thursday, 18 August 2022, 11:20 pm | CERT NZ

While New Zealanders have mostly picked up good passive behaviours, like not clicking on strange links in emails or deleting spam texts, they aren’t taking enough proactive steps to be secure online, says new research from CERT NZ. As New Zealanders do more ... More >>

CERT NZ Motivates Kiwis To Get Big Password Energy This Month

Monday, 18 July 2022, 11:41 am | CERT NZ

Having Big Password Energy is all about being cyber confident and capable by making sure your device and online accounts are protected with the mean-est, strong-est passwords around. That’s the message from government cyber security agency CERT ... More >>

Urgency, Fear And Opportunity Used By Cyber Attackers To Engineer Responses

Wednesday, 25 May 2022, 5:39 am | CERT NZ

Following a record quarter at the end of 2021, reports of cyber incidents and the associated financial losses have dropped back to roughly median levels, according to CERT NZ’s Cyber Security Insights report for Q1 2022. “The previous quarter ... More >>

CERT NZ Says It’s “Too Easy” For Businesses To Protect Themselves With 2FA

Monday, 2 May 2022, 1:08 pm | CERT NZ

CERT NZ is encouraging small-to-medium businesses to implement two-factor authentication (2FA) as part of its new Two Steps, Too Easy campaign. CERT NZ says that while cyber security is one of the top concerns for businesses, they often don’t know where ... More >>

CERT NZ Quarterly Report: New Zealanders Report Highest Quarterly Financial Loss Due To Cyber Crime

Thursday, 10 March 2022, 6:50 am | CERT NZ

CERT NZ releases Quarter Four Report and 2021 Summary The final quarter of 2021 was marked by a 92% increase in reports to CERT NZ and the highest quarterly financial loss recorded since CERT NZ’s inception in 2017. New Zealanders reported losses ... More >>

CERT NZ Challenges New Zealanders To Cyber Up For Cyber Smart Week

Monday, 18 October 2021, 6:41 am | CERT NZ

New Zealanders are being urged to ‘cyber up’ this week to help defend against the growing threat of cyber attacks. “Cyber attacks and scams are increasing in number and sophistication,” says CERT NZ Director Rob Pope. “Research tells us ... More >>

Ransomware incidents continue to rise

Thursday, 16 September 2021, 1:23 pm | CERT NZ

CERT NZ’s latest report shows that ransomware incidents are on the rise. The Quarter Two (Q2) report, which highlights New Zealand-related cyber security trends between 1 April to June 30, shows there were more than 1,350 cyber security incidents responded ... More >>

Kiwis urged to get the cyber security basics right

Tuesday, 31 August 2021, 2:05 pm | CERT NZ

CERT NZ is urging everyone to make sure they’ve got basic cyber security safety measures in place. CERT NZ Threat and Incident Response Manager Nadia Yousef CERT NZ Threat and Incident Response Manager Nadia Yousef says the COVID-19 lockdown has ... More >>

Remote Working Putting Organisations At Risk Of Ransomware

Monday, 2 August 2021, 1:23 pm | CERT NZ

CERT NZ is urging Kiwi organisations to tighten up the way they enable remote working for staff to avoid a ransomware attack. Government cyber security agency, CERT NZ says the majority of ransomware attacks occur through poorly configured remote access ... More >>

Cyber Security Incidents Continue To Rise

Thursday, 3 June 2021, 9:45 am | CERT NZ

CERT NZ’s latest report shows Kiwis reported more than 1,400 cyber security incidents from 1 January to 31 March 2021, which is a 25% increase on the same time period last year. Phishing and credential harvesting remained the most reported incident ... More >>

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 >>





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