Serious issue with older Microsoft Windows systems
An issue has been discovered in older Windows systems, which could allow attackers to remotely connect to and access user’s accounts. Software updates are available to resolve the issue.18 Mar 2019
Christchurch tragedy-related scams and attacks
Scammers are using the Christchurch tragedy as an opportunity to carry out online scams and attacks.07 Mar 2019
Google Chrome web browser security issue
Google has released a software update for a security issue in its Chrome browser.14 Dec 2018
Bomb threat emails affecting New Zealanders
CERT NZ is aware of bomb threat blackmail emails being received both internationally and in New Zealand.
While this is likely to be an opportunistic scam, New Zealand Police are working to confirm the validity of the threats. If you receive the email, we encourage you to contact New Zealand Police on 111.
Webcam and password blackmail scam
Webcam blackmail scams are increasing: they claim to have access to your emails and video of you. We've had no reports of a video being sent.12 Oct 2018
Malware targeting business customers of New Zealand banks
A phishing campaign containing malware is specifically targeting business customers of some New Zealand banks. The phishing emails are branded to look like invoice notifications from common accounting software.