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New Zealand takes major step in cybersecurity with integrated agency formation
Thu, 31st Aug 2023
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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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Flubot malware, botnets, phishing round out top security issues plaguing Kiwis in Q3
Wed, 8th Dec 2021
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Malware and scams continue to plague thousands of New Zealanders, laying $3.3 million to waste in just three months.
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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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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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Cyber Smart Week takes cybersecurity back to basics
Thu, 21st Oct 2021
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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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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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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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Cyber security breach reports rise 25%
Thu, 3rd Jun 2021
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The number of cyber security incidents reported in this country has risen 25 percent since the same time last year. .
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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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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.