Individuals

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

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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

Alert

Weakness in commonly-used software component being used by attackers.

13 December 2021

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News

Government and telcos join forces to battle SMS scam

In late September thousands of New Zealanders fell victim to the Flubot scam, the largest SMS text scam to hit our shore

17 December 2021

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Common Threats

COVID-19 scams

Scammers will use any opportunity to try to trick and manipulate people into giving out their personal or financial deta

Alert

FluBot malware infecting Android phones

4 October 2021

Guide

Smart devices - The Internet of Things (IoT)

The Internet of Things (IoT) commonly refers to a smart device, or network of devices.

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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

Security issue with Adobe Acrobat and Reader

12 May 2021

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News

CERT NZ urges businesses to fix Java software weakness as soon as possible

A serious weakness has been discovered in a software component widely used by businesses and organisations.

13 December 2021

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Common Threats

Scams and fraud

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