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Group-IB warns of rising Android Trojan threat in APAC
Mon, 16th Oct 2023
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endpoint protection
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cyber threats
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Group-IB warns of rising cyber threats in Asia-Pacific, with advanced Android Trojan GoldDigger targeting Vietnamese banking apps.
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New Zealand takes major step in cybersecurity with integrated agency formation
Thu, 31st Aug 2023
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government
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New Zealand's CERT NZ and NCSC have joined forces to create a lead operational cyber security agency, similar to those in Australia, the UK, and Canada.
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Claroty uncovers vulnerabilities in Akuvox intercom system
Wed, 15th Mar 2023
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data protection
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cybersecurity
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iot
Claroty has uncovered 13 vulnerabilities in the Akuvox E11 smart intercom system, making the camera and microphone vulnerable and compromising video and images.
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Establishment of ASEAN Regional Computer Emergency Response Team
Fri, 21st Oct 2022
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cybersecurity
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Feasibility Study on the Establishment of an ASEAN Regional CERT as a key initiative in strengthening ASEAN cybersecurity.
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NZ’s Cyber Resilience Framework to be evolving and potentially automated
Wed, 17th Aug 2022
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strategy
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cyber resilience
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framework
The government's already putting $2.4 million into the Cyber Resilience Framework in its initial stages, what is it and why is it important?.
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CERT NZ helps open source community with upgrade of Samba
Wed, 27th Jul 2022
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cybersecurity
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open source
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catalyst
A collaboration between CERT NZ, Catalyst and the open source community has created a major update for Samba, making it more secure.
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Could New Zealanders initiate a cyber attack from within?
Fri, 27th May 2022
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cybersecurity
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advanced persistent threat protection
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cyber attacks
The threat landscape is significantly increasing worldwide, and the opportunities it presents are a growing concern in Aotearoa.
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CERT NZ releases first Cyber Security Insights for 2022
Wed, 25th May 2022
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ransomware
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cybersecurity
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malware
CERT NZ has released Quarter One: Cyber Security Insights 2022, which offers an overview of reports about cybersecurity incidents affecting New Zealanders.
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NCSC advisory highlights poor security configurations
Wed, 18th May 2022
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cybersecurity
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gcsb
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cyber attacks
The GCSB's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has released a cyber security advisory identifying commonly exploited controls and practices.
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How prepared is Aotearoa for a major cybersecurity breach?
Fri, 1st Apr 2022
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breach prevention
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cybersecurity
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ncsc
Because of the digital world we now live in, the risk of cyber attacks means that geography is no longer enough to distance ourselves from tensions overseas.
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COVID-19 and cybersecurity: Technology and risk in Aotearoa
Fri, 25th Mar 2022
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phishing
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cybersecurity
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email security
Scammers are using COVID-19 to exploit New Zealanders' personal information and financial details, warns cybersecurity agency Netsafe.
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How safe is New Zealand’s disabled community online?
Tue, 22nd Mar 2022
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dei
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New Zealand invests over $75m in cybersecurity for health system amid growing cyber threats and questions arise over online safety for disabled individuals.
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Log4j actively exploited, serious complications can occur according to CERT NZ
Mon, 13th Dec 2021
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cybersecurity
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java
The widely-used java logging library, log4j, has been actively exploited, according to an update from CERT NZ and Catalyst.
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Flubot malware, botnets, phishing round out top security issues plaguing Kiwis in Q3
Wed, 8th Dec 2021
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ddos
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malware
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phishing
Malware and scams continue to plague thousands of New Zealanders, laying $3.3 million to waste in just three months.
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Cybersecurity experts urge caution as phishing attacks surge
Wed, 24th Nov 2021
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phishing
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email security
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online shopping
Kiwi shoppers warned of rising online scams ahead of festive sales.
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It's Fraud Awareness Week: How you can steer clear of scams and fraud
Fri, 19th Nov 2021
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cybersecurity
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mbie
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netsafe
Netsafe reports 86% rise in identity fraud and 37% increase in investment fraud in New Zealand, sparking concern over online safety.
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What is NZ’s Cyber Security Emergency Response Plan?
Wed, 3rd Nov 2021
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cybersecurity
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ncsc
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The Cyber Security Emergency Response Plan (CSERP) is the framework that the government will use in the event of a cyber-emergency.
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Cyber Smart Week takes cybersecurity back to basics
Thu, 21st Oct 2021
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biometrics
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cybersecurity
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ccl
Cyber Smart Week, led by CERT NZ, aims to improve cybersecurity and raise awareness of cyber threats in New Zealand.
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The who’s who of NZ’s government & public cybersecurity agencies
Thu, 30th Sep 2021
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cybersecurity
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gcsb
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netsafe
NZ champions cyber defence amid rising tech innovation.
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Ransomware, crypto scams & brute-forced passwords: Highlights from CERT NZ's Q2 report
Fri, 17th Sep 2021
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malware
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ransomware
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cryptocurrency
The number of cybersecurity incidents in the second quarter of 2021 has risen to more than 1,350, accounting for $3.9 million in direct financial losses.
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Only half of IT security teams optimally prepared for a security incident
Thu, 19th Aug 2021
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cybersecurity
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it professionals
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Only 56% of companies are optimally prepared for a security incident, according to a global study by OTRS Group. (1).
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CERT NZ urges businesses to disable Remote Desktop Protocol due to cyber risks
Mon, 2nd Aug 2021
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malware
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contact centre
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ransomware
According to CERT NZ, most ransomware attacks can be traced back, in part, to poorly configured remote access systems.
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No more 'pawswords': Why pet names shouldn't unlock your online accounts
Fri, 16th Apr 2021
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cloud services
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hyperscale
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public cloud
15% of Britons use their pet's name as a password, making them easy targets for cybercriminals, warns UK's National Cyber Security Centre.
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Security alert: Widespread exploitation on Microsoft Exchange
Wed, 10th Mar 2021
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microsoft
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cybersecurity
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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.