Individuals

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

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News

Cyber attacks on the rise coming into holiday season

Malware attacks and tech-scam calls are on the rise according to newly released quarter three data from CERT NZ.

7 December 2021

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Common Threats

Unauthorised access

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

Alert

Facebook data leak publicly available

7 April 2021

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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

Guide

Top 11 tips for cyber security

Cyber security attacks are becoming more and more common over time, so it’s important to know what you can do to protect

Alert

Critical vulnerabilities identified in Microsoft Windows

10 February 2021

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News

Text message scam infecting Android phones with FluBot

FluBot malware is spreading via links in text messages relating to parcel deliveries.

1 October 2021

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Common Threats

Online identity theft

Online identity theft is when someone gets personal information from another person, and uses it for their own gain.

Alert

Vulnerabilities in Apple devices reportedly being targeted by attackers

28 January 2021

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News

Kiwis urged to get the cyber security basics right

CERT NZ is urging everyone to make sure they’ve got basic cyber security safety measures in place.

31 August 2021

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Common Threats

Malware

'Malware' refers to any kind of malicious software designed to damage or harm a computer system.

Guide

Backing up data and devices

Making a backup means making a copy of your data so you can quickly restore it if it’s lost, leaked or stolen. Here’s wh

Alert

Financial sector targeted in blackmail campaign

1 November 2019

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Spotlight on ransomware

CERT NZ Incident Response Manager Nadia Yousef provides an insight into ransomware and how organisations can protect the

16 July 2021

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Common Threats

Online child abuse

This is any kind of abuse of a child that happens on the internet.

Guide

Use two-factor authentication to protect your accounts

When you log in to your accounts online, you mostly use a simple 'username and password' combination to do so. Adding tw