Individuals

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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

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Common Threats

Information leak

An information leak is when your private information gets released without your permission. This can happen through an i

Guide

Buying a new device

Get our tips to help you stay secure when you're thinking of buying a new device.

Alert

Malware targeting business customers of New Zealand banks

12 October 2018

Guide

Cyber security and social media

Social media has become a way of life for many people. But, as with anything else online, it’s important to be aware of

Alert

Invoice scams affecting New Zealand businesses

31 August 2018

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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

Guide

Keeping your mobile phone safe and secure

For many of us, our mobile phone has become something we can’t do without. We carry it around with us all day, and we us

Alert

New malware found on routers

7 June 2018

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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

Guide

Shopping online safely

While shopping online has price and convenience advantages, it can also come with online security risks.

Alert

Misuse of Cisco devices

18 April 2018

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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

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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

Guide

Extracting header information from an email

If you've received a phishing email or other email scam, you can find details of who sent it to you in the email's heade

Alert

RealMe phishing emails

7 March 2018