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Rt Hon John Key | 05 May 2016

Prime Minister John Key Speech to Cyber Security Summit

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Prime Minister John Key, Speech to Cyber Security Summit.

Department of Internal Affairs | 25 April 2016

ALERT: DIA warn Government telephone operators targeted by scammers

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Department of Internal Affairs are warning New Zealand Government contact centre operators about a scam where overseas callers are pestering them for information about staff.

Tony Wilson, Head of Information Security, BNZ | 11 March 2016

Being Good with Your Money – Being Good Online – BNZ

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BNZ has been helping Kiwis be good with money since 1861. In today’s world, that means helping Kiwis stay secure online.

ICS-CERT | 26 February 2016

ALERT: Cyber-Attack Against Ukrainian Critical Infrastructure

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On December 23, 2015, Ukrainian power companies experienced unscheduled power outages impacting a large number of customers in Ukraine. In addition, there have also been reports of malware found in Ukrainian companies in a variety of critical infrastructure sectors. Public reports indicate that the

Stay Smart Online | 15 February 2016

ALERT: Bank phishing scam in Australia and NZ

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The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is warning all mobile phone users of a persistent and sophisticated SMS phishing campaign currently underway that is targeting mobile banking customers in both Australia and New Zealand. The SMS messages are short and t...

Stay Smart Online | 02 February 2016

ALERT: Firefox update fixes several critical vulnerabilities

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Mozilla has released updates to its Firefox web browser to address several critical issues. The updated versions address vulnerabilities in Firefox 44 and earlier, and Firefox ESR (Extended Support Release) version 38.6. One of these vulnerabilities allows attackers to create...

Simon Howard, Director and Principal Security Consultant, ZX Security Ltd | 29 January 2016

Monitoring Your Digital Presence – ZX Security

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People love putting information about themselves and the organisations they work for online, without understanding the consequences. It never used to be this way, but slowly over time, we are all exposing ourselves digitally. You can probably thank social media as the driving force for this erosion

National Cyber Security Centre | 20 January 2016

ALERT: NCSC name used in new twist on telephone scam

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Telephone scammers have used the National Cyber Security Centre’s (NCSC) name in a new twist on a known scam. The NCSC has received a report of scammers telephoning a private number alleging the subscriber has been visiting “illegal websites”, and seeking personal information such as physical addres...

Stay Smart Online | 14 January 2016

ALERT: Software providers update products to address security flaws

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Software providers including Microsoft, Adobe, Apple and Mozilla have released updates to address vulnerabilities in their widely used products. Microsoft has issued its January 2016 Security Bulletin summarising bulletins released for the month. These bulletins advised of ni...

Stay Smart Online | 12 January 2016

ALERT: Scammers using CEO addresses to rip off companies

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Scammers are reportedly claiming to be corporate CEOs in email scams designed to steal up to hundreds of thousands of dollars from targeted companies. Stay Smart Online has received a report that scammers misrepresenting themselves as corporate CEOs are sending fake emails to...
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