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Phishing
Covid-19 and cybersecurity: Technology and risk in Aotearoa
As New Zealand adapts to living with Covid-19, they are also having to deal with an increasing number of life-altering technologies, all of which have a substantial risk of creating cybersecurity issues for the public.
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Ministry of Health
Auckland-based firm MATTR to develop My Vaccine Pass for MoH
“It is important for businesses to check out the approach being taken and start considering how best to make this a part of how they operate.”
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Phishing
COVID: Proof of vaccination phishing scam hits the web
“Throughout the pandemic, we’ve seen cybercriminals leverage Covid-related trends as lures in their phishing campaigns."
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COVID-19
IT expert says My Covid Record app at risk of security breaches
An IT security expert said the web app was using software that was known to have security flaws and people's information could be at risk.
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COVID-19 vaccine
Surge in fake COVID-19 vaccine certificates on darknet following delta outbreak
"The broader market surge is fuelled by the rapidly spreading Delta variant and the stemming urgency for everyone to become vaccinated."
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Microsoft
Microsoft playing pivotal role in Victoria’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout
Microsoft has been working actively with the Victorian Government since January to provide an end-to-end vaccine management solution for Victoria.
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Malware
McAfee reports a surge of malware hidden in COVID-19 vaccine appointments
McAfee has released its latest Mobile Threat Report that finds a surge in new attacks targeting people’s anxiety around COVID-19.
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Remote Working
70% of companies will shift to a hybrid work model post-pandemic - Forrester
Forrester has released a new report predicting that 70% of US and European companies will shift to a hybrid work model post-pandemic.
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COVID-19
Will a vaccine passport help international flights take off?
Immunity credentials could mean that both international and domestic carriers could start flying with greater confidence — and the world could get moving again.
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Dark web
Hackers offering forged “official” COVID vaccination certificates and negative test results on dark net
There has been a 350% increase in the number of advertisements selling alleged COVID vaccines within the last three months.
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Communications
Why mobile messaging can improve the COVID-19 vaccine rollout
For vaccines to work, governments on both sides of the Tasman will need to work closely with healthcare providers to deliver communications to build and maintain citizen trust in the integrity of the process.