Individuals

Explore our content to find practical guidance on how to keep your information safe and secure online.

Alert

Critical vulnerabilities identified in Microsoft Windows

10 February 2021

CERT TEC 180518 WEB 83 v3

News

Reserve Bank of New Zealand data breach

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand has suffered a data breach which has been widely reported in New Zealand media. The bre

13 January 2021

2019 05 16 MTP 0646

Common Threats

Ransomware

Ransomware is a type of malicious software that denies a user access to their files or computer system unless they pay a

CERT TEC 180518 WEB 299

Common Threats

Scams and fraud

Online scams are intended to manipulate or trick people into giving away their personal details, financial details, or m

CERT TEC 180518 WEB 42

News

2020 CERTainly upped the ante

Michael Shearer, Principal Advisor - Threat and Vulnerabilities, takes a look at how the cyber security landscape shaped

22 December 2020

Alert

Vulnerabilities in Apple devices reportedly being targeted by attackers

28 January 2021

CERT TEC 180518 WEB 83 v2

News

Email-related attacks cost New Zealanders close to one million dollars

CERT NZ’s latest quarterly report shows cyber attacks circulated by email posed the greatest threat to New Zealanders’ c

25 November 2020

Alert

Financial sector targeted in blackmail campaign

1 November 2019

CERT TEC 180518 WEB 166

Common Threats

Unauthorised access

The term 'unauthorised access' describes the act of directly — or indirectly — accessing information online without auth

CERT 180420 WEB 210

News

What is a CERT, anyway?

This week marks the anniversary of the Morris Worm, the first well-known internet ‘worm’. To mark the occasion, we’re ta

6 November 2020

CERT TEC 180518 WEB 143

Common Threats

Phishing

Phishing is a type of email scam. The sender pretends to be a trustworthy organisation — like a bank or government agenc

Alert

Serious vulnerability in popular forum software - vBulletin

26 September 2019

CERT STREET 180621 WEB 46

Common Threats

Denial-of-service

Denial-of-service (DoS) attacks aim to restrict or impair access to a computer system or network. They typically target

CERT CAFE 180426 WEB 21

News

Businesses encouraged to trade smart online to avoid a nightmare before Christmas

Shoring up ecommerce website security can help businesses and their customers avoid a cyber nightmare before Christmas s

11 November 2020