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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 >>

Kiwis report $5.3million lost to cyber security in 2017

Wednesday, 28 March 2018, 9:50 am | CERT NZ

CERT NZ has today released its final figures for 2017, showing that New Zealanders reported more than $5.3 million lost to cyber security issues to CERT NZ, New Zealand’s dedicated cyber security unit. More >>

Over $1.9 million in loss reported to CERT NZ since April

Friday, 8 December 2017, 9:55 am | CERT NZ

Figures released today show that Kiwis lost over $1.1 million to cyber security issues in the third quarter of 2017. This brings the total financial loss to New Zealanders from cyber security issues reported to CERT NZ to over $1.9 million since ... More >>

Over 300 Reports Made to CERT NZ in First Quarter

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 10:17 am | CERT NZ

CERT NZ today released its first report on the New Zealand cyber security threat landscape. The report shows that 364 reports of cyber security incidents have been made to the new cyber security agency in less than three months of operation. More >>

New ransomware campaign known as Petya

Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 10:11 am | CERT NZ

A new ransomware campaign known as Petya is affecting computer networks using Microsoft Windows. It was first seen affecting systems in the Ukraine, but is quickly spreading across other computer networks in Europe. More >>

Phone scam claiming to provide WannaCry ransomware supports

Tuesday, 16 May 2017, 2:59 pm | CERT NZ

Phone scammers pretending to be from Microsoft are using the WannaCry ransomware news to gain access to New Zealanders’ computers. More >>

WannaCry Ransomware in large scale international attacks

Monday, 15 May 2017, 10:59 am | CERT NZ

Earlier today a massive international ransomware campaign hit computer systems of private companies and public organisations around the world. This incident is being reported as the largest ransomware campaign to date. The Ransomware in question has ... More >>