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Security alert: Widespread exploitation on Microsoft Exchange
Wed, 10th Mar 2021
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According to an advisory from CERT NZ, widespread exploitation activity has already occurred as a result of the vulnerabilities within the Microsoft Exchange.
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DDoS campaigns, BEC scams & Emotet: CERT NZ reports top security threats
Wed, 25th Nov 2020
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New Zealanders have suffered $6.4m in financial losses due to cybersecurity incidents, according to CERT NZ's latest quarterly report.
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Emotet malware is on a rampage after months of silence
Thu, 10th Sep 2020
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CERT agencies around the world are reporting a surge in cyber attacks related to the Emotet malware, which is being distributed by email.
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CERT NZ: Kiwis lose $7.8m to cyber attacks; incident reports soar
Thu, 27th Aug 2020
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Cyber attacks in New Zealand have surged by 42% this year, with almost 60% of the 3,102 reported incidents coming from individuals, according to CERT NZ.
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CERT NZ provides threat intelligence for InternetNZ's DNS Firewall
Wed, 5th Aug 2020
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CERT NZ's cyber threat feeds are now being used by InternetNZ's Defenz DNS Firewall to protect users from security risks.
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Katana Technologies releases anti-ransomware solution
Mon, 16th Sep 2019
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Ransomware up 38%; Katana Tech's new solution aims to shield businesses from cyber extortion.
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Stairway to hell: Scams, ransomware, and $6.5m gone from Kiwis' pockets
Thu, 5th Sep 2019
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In just a three month period this year, New Zealanders reported more than 1000 cybersecurity incidents and financial losses of $6.5 million to CERT NZ.
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FintechNZ: Most NZ companies don't report cyber incidents
Mon, 15th Jul 2019
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True number of cyber attacks in New Zealand likely higher than reported, says FintechNZ manager. Only 6% of firms have adequate protection.
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CERT NZ report: Unauthorised account access a growing problem
Wed, 10th Jul 2019
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New Zealanders reported direct financial losses of $1.7 million. While that is still a substantial loss, the figure is a 71% drop from the previous quarter.
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Govt invests $8m into refreshed Cyber Security Strategy
Tue, 2nd Jul 2019
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The Government has refreshed its approach to New Zealand’s cybersecurity, with more focus on partnerships, funding, and international participation.
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Online attackers abusing Kiwis' generosity in wake of Chch tragedy
Tue, 19th Mar 2019
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Alert: Scammers exploit Christchurch grief with fake donation schemes.
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CERT NZ: Email extortion & scams hit Kiwis hard in the pocket
Tue, 12th Mar 2019
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Despite ongoing efforts to raise awareness about online scams and fraud, New Zealanders are still losing staggering amounts of money.
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CERT NZ issues critical security controls for 2019
Thu, 24th Jan 2019
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The annual list is designed to help businesses prioritise their security controls based on CERT NZ’s local and international threat intelligence.
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CERT NZ highlights rise of unauthorised access incidents
Mon, 10th Dec 2018
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NZ's CERT reports surge in cyber incidents, losses hit $2.9m.
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Kiwis losing $24.7mil to scam calls every year
Wed, 14th Nov 2018
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NZ TCF campaigns against scam calls during Fraud Awareness Week.
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Computer Lounge online store hit by security breach
Mon, 5th Nov 2018
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Auckland's Computer Lounge hit by data breach, no card details taken.
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Quick tips for staying safe online - Cyber Smart Week 2018
Mon, 8th Oct 2018
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Cyber Smart Week kicks off, urging better online security after Facebook breach—CERT NZ leads the charge.
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Cyber threat spotlight: Kiwis report more, lose less in Q2
Wed, 19th Sep 2018
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NZ cyber threat reports rise; money lost drops - CERT NZ.
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Scammers intercepting business emails in fake invoice scams
Thu, 6th Sep 2018
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CERT NZ is warning New Zealand businesses to be aware of an upsurge in fake invoices, which are often intercepting genuine payments.
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National Party calls out Health Minister's 'dismissive' take on DHB security
Wed, 25th Jul 2018
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Bay of Plenty District Health Board faces up to 860,000 cyber attacks daily, but NZ Health Minister dismisses concerns, says National Party's Dr Reti.
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Have your say: Govt extends feedback deadline for Cyber Security Strategy refresh
Wed, 27th Jun 2018
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The deadline for feedback on New Zealand's proposed Cyber Security Strategy and Action Plan has been extended to September.
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Domain Name Commission & CERT NZ to share information about .nz cyber threats
Thu, 14th Jun 2018
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The two agencies have agreed to share certain domain registration information so that they can ‘enhance’ cybersecurity in New Zealand.
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Brennan IT tapped as AusCERT’s member organisation of the year
Fri, 8th Jun 2018
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The award recognises that Brennan IT fixed the largest percentage of vulnerabilities reported through AusCERT's MSINs.
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$2.9 million gone: Kiwis hit by more than 500 cybersecurity incidents
Wed, 30th May 2018
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The first three months of 2018 were busier than ever for cybercriminals, who managed to steal $2.9 million from New Zealanders.