Individuals

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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

Keeping cryptocurrency secure

Cryptocurrency is a term used to describe digital currency that first achieved popularity with bitcoin in 2008.

Alert

Invoice scams affecting New Zealand businesses

31 August 2018

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News

Stay alert to email and online shopping scams this holiday season

Christmas and the summer holidays are just around the corner, but unfortunately not everyone sees it as the season of go

6 November 2020

Guide

How the cloud works

We’ve all heard people referring to ‘the cloud’ but it’s often not clear what that actually means. What is the cloud?

Alert

New malware found on routers

7 June 2018

CERT TEC 180518 WEB 56

News

Complacency makes Kiwis more vulnerable to cyber attacks

The volume and sophistication of financially-motivated cyber attacks has increased over the last six months, so it is cr

19 October 2020

Guide

Ditch your older device

As devices and systems get older, they stop receiving security updates. This leaves them vulnerable to cyber attacks.

Alert

Misuse of Cisco devices

18 April 2018

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News

Online recruitment scams

Looking for a new job can be stressful at the best of times. It’s even more challenging when people use the opportunity

10 September 2020

Alert

RealMe phishing emails

7 March 2018

CERT TEC 180518 WEB 8 v2

News

COVID-19: operating your business under Alert Levels 1 and 2

Auckland is at Alert Level 2 and the rest of New Zealand at Alert Level 1. It’s important you run your business in line

28 September 2020

Alert

Vulnerabilities in computer processors

8 January 2018

Guide

Staying secure while working from home

Working from home is convenient, and even necessary as part of a business continuity plan, but isn’t necessarily as safe

CERT TEC 180518 WEB 245

News

COVID-19: operating your business at all alert levels

We’ve got some advice to help you make adjustments to the way you work so you can keep your business operating safely un

13 August 2020

Alert

Attackers using COVID-19 themed scams - updated alert

26 March 2020