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When password managers get hacked

What do you do if your password manager has been hacked? If you’re a LastPass user, it might be time to consider your op

19 January 2023

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Significant investment scam targeting New Zealanders

A major investment scam is currently targeting New Zealanders seeking financial advice. We are aware that, in the last w

14 February 2023

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2023 Census: Keeping an eye out for fakes

CERT NZ is warning New Zealanders to watch out for fake websites and social media accounts claiming to represent the off

6 March 2023

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Record losses to cybercrime a concern, even as reports decline

CERT NZ’s latest annual summary shows that scammers are still finding new and inventive ways of getting to our money. Wh

23 March 2023

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International guidance: Principles and approaches to secure-by-design and by-default

CERT NZ alongside the cybersecurity authorities of Australia, Canada, United States, United Kingdom, Germany, and Nether

17 April 2023

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Research on cyber security awareness is underway

During May and June 2023, CERT NZ is conducting research about cyber security awareness among New Zealanders.

18 May 2023

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Financial losses due to cybercrime up 66% in first quarter of 2023 – CERT NZ

CERT NZ has seen report numbers, in the first quarter of this year, creep back up from the last quarter of 2022. And unf

22 June 2023

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Government moves to create lead cyber security agency

The Government is creating a lead operational cyber security agency, as such the functions of CERT NZ will be integrated

26 July 2023

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Financial losses to cybercrime dip despite scammers moving to text message scams

Financial losses reported to CERT NZ between April and June totalled $4.2 million – down $1.6m from last quarter.

13 September 2023

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CERT NZ report shows investment scams costing Aotearoa millions every month

The latest reporting from CERT NZ shows losses from cyber security incidents between July and October totalling nearly $

7 December 2023