Individuals

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News

Cyber security strengthens in the Pacific with the launch of SamCERT

A partnership between New Zealand and Samoa has strengthened cyber security resilience in the Pacific with the establish

27 May 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

Webcam and password blackmail scam

29 October 2018

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News

Concerns over security increase as more people hit the online shops

Research shows that as more people are transacting online, concerns about the security of online shopping are on the min

29 April 2021

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

Malware targeting business customers of New Zealand banks

12 October 2018

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News

New Zealanders report almost $17 million in loss due to cyber security incidents

CERT NZ’s latest report, released today, shows a 65% increase in reports of cyber security incidents over the past year,

24 March 2021

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

Invoice scams affecting New Zealand businesses

31 August 2018

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News

CERT NZ’s threat feed saves New Zealanders a costly tax year

CERT NZ’s timely actions have saved some New Zealanders a costly end to the tax year. With the help of CERT NZ’s threat

22 March 2021

Guide

Shopping online safely

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

Alert

New malware found on routers

7 June 2018

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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

Text message scams

Text message (SMS) scams are when a scammer will use an initial text message sent directly to you to gain financial deta

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