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Scammers Luring Kiwis In With Google Adwords And Social Media

Friday, 21 July 2023, 9:42 am | Daniel Watson

Scammers are not just calling or emailing Kiwis 'out of the blue' anymore; they are waiting in ambush with highly sophisticated schemes using elaborate profiles on LinkedIn, Google AdWords and legitimate looking websites to trap New Zealanders. ... More >>

Tragedies And Funerals Like A Honeypot To Scammers

Thursday, 29 September 2022, 10:04 am | Daniel Watson

Criminals and scammers are ambushing well-meaning people during times of tragedy, so it is important to be on the lookout, a cybersecurity expert warns. Author of the book 'She'll Be Right (Not!) – a cybersecurity guide for Kiwi business owners ... More >>

Apathetic Kiwis A Mouth-watering Prospect For Cybercriminals

Thursday, 1 September 2022, 11:53 am | Daniel Watson

The most significant and most exploited cybersecurity vulnerability of any New Zealand organisation is its people, usually, due to human error, apathy, ignorance or garden-variety laziness, a leading Auckland IT security expert is warning. Author of the book 'She'll ... More >>

‘Your Personal Details Got Hacked’ Letters Commonplace

Friday, 29 July 2022, 9:35 am | Daniel Watson

New Zealand's Privacy Act 2020 has resulted in more and more Kiwis receiving letters from various organisations (like schools and businesses) notifying them that their personal data was compromised in a recent cyberattack, but few know what to do about ... More >>

Blasé Attitude To Cybersecurity By Business A National Risk

Wednesday, 29 June 2022, 11:06 am | Daniel Watson

The largely unregulated state of cybersecurity in New Zealand, and the consequential ambivalence of most local businesses, risk hurting the country's global trading prospects. Author of the book 'She'll Be Right (Not!) – a cybersecurity guide for Kiwi business ... More >>

Is Your Fridge Being Used By Cybercriminals?

Wednesday, 15 June 2022, 9:31 am | Daniel Watson

Your smart fridge-freezer or toaster could be used against you by cybercriminals hacking into your business or home network via internet-enabled smart devices, a cybersecurity expert warns. "Business owner or homemaker, you have a higher ... More >>

Could Escalating Cybersecurity Risks Be The Death Knell For SMEs?

Friday, 29 April 2022, 10:24 am | Daniel Watson

Demands on the cybersecurity front could soon make small companies uncompetitive, a cybersecurity expert is warning. Cybersecurity is becoming a condition of business in the European Union and the USA and is for many the cost of entry into a market ... More >>

Kiwi Companies Warned To Brace For Russia Based Cyberattacks

Tuesday, 29 March 2022, 9:39 am | Daniel Watson

The war in Ukraine has implications for local businesses in New Zealand as an increasingly alienated Russia could give cyber-crime syndicates based there more latitude to increase the frequency and intensity of their attacks, a cyber security expert warns. Author ... More >>

NFTs A Minefield Of Scams Warns Cybersecurity Expert

Wednesday, 23 February 2022, 9:57 am | Daniel Watson

New Zealanders are being urged to avoid getting sucked into the current mania around non-fungible tokens (NFTs) because scams are as common as promises of profit. Host of Radio New Zealand's Tech Tuesday and author of the book 'She'll Be Right (Not!) ... More >>

Kiwi Exporters Finding ‘she'll Be Right’ Doesn't Fly In Europe

Thursday, 3 February 2022, 10:56 am | Daniel Watson

International customers demanding more rigorous cybersecurity from NZ firms The most significant change to Europe's data protection rules in more than 20 years is putting Kiwi exporters under increasing pressure to match world standards in cybersecurity. ... More >>

Cybercriminals Adopt Con-artist Tactics To Trick Unsuspecting Kiwis

Wednesday, 22 December 2021, 9:44 am | Daniel Watson

Cybercriminals are stepping up their game in New Zealand with a combination of cybercrime strategies and telephone tactics straight out of the con-artists playbook. Author of the book 'She'll Be Right (Not!) – a cybersecurity guide for Kiwi business owners ... More >>

Too Many Kiwi SMEs Still Playing Loose With Customer Data

Wednesday, 8 December 2021, 9:34 am | Daniel Watson

Escalating cyberattacks require companies to get serious about protecting customers Too many Kiwi SMEs still retain customer information for no good reason – despite the right to be forgotten – which creates unnecessary risk for the New Zealand ... More >>

Smishing: Cyber Attackers Use Names You Trust To Hack Your Phone

Tuesday, 19 October 2021, 9:36 am | Daniel Watson

Cyber Smart Week October 18 - 24 People could be forgiven for dismissing this Cyber Smart Week as yet another 'awareness' week, but – as demonstrated by the recent spate of cyberattacks targeting mobile phones using iconic New Zealand company names ... More >>

Change urgently needed in defence against cybercrime

Monday, 20 September 2021, 9:26 am | Daniel Watson

Cultural change urgently needed in defence against cybercrime attacks Spending millions of dollars and IT specialists working around the clock to defend against the wave of cyber-attacks currently engulfing New Zealand will only be a losing battle until ... More >>

Compromised Passwords: Don’t Ignore Those IPhone Alerts

Wednesday, 11 August 2021, 8:32 am | Daniel Watson

Kiwis with iPhones who recently starting noticing alerts notifying them that their passwords are compromised should not ignore the alerts if they want to keep their details and account information safe. "Some are ignoring the iPhone alerts, ... More >>

Waikato DHB Attack Just The Beginning Of Handsfree Cybercrime Tsunami

Friday, 21 May 2021, 9:19 am | Daniel Watson

The relatively low risks associated with online crime and the rise of international cybercrime syndicates mean that New Zealanders must brace for more attacks such as that carried out on the Waikato District Health Board. Author of the book 'She'll ... More >>

Data Breaches Enabling Blackmail, Extortion And Intellectual Property Theft

Saturday, 1 May 2021, 5:14 am | Daniel Watson

Data breaches and cyberattacks are no longer just an online issue as, increasingly, sinister players use personal information to gain leverage over individuals and organisations online and offline. The author of a cybersecurity guide for Kiwi business owners, ... More >>

Microsoft Exchange Breach A Wake-up Call To Kiwi SMEs – Ditch The Server

Tuesday, 30 March 2021, 6:34 am | Daniel Watson

The international breach of Microsoft Exchange by hackers in March is believed to have impacted a large but unknown number of New Zealand companies. It should serve as a timely warning to many local SMEs that it's time to toss the company server. ... More >>

How Teenagers May Be Compromising Your Company’s Data

Friday, 26 February 2021, 12:31 pm | Daniel Watson

New Zealand's latest Covid.19 lockdown is a timely reminder to SMBs that pandemic disruption has a way to go yet, which means it is time to move beyond the casual approach to work-from-home arrangements because it is a serious cybersecurity risk ... More >>




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