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ANZ | 24 May 2016

ALERT: ANZ warn invoice scam impacting the building industry

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ANZ has been made aware of a scam that is currently targeting the building/construction industry. Fraudsters are gaining access to builder’s email accounts and are altering bank account numbers on invoices and then sending them to the builder’s client.

Hon Amy Adams, Minister for Communications | 05 May 2016

Nominations open for new CERT Advisory Board

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Communications Minister Amy Adams has announced the creation of an Advisory Board to advise her on setting up the new national CERT.

Hon Amy Adams | 05 May 2016

Hon Amy Adams Ministerial Address to 2016 Cyber Security Summit

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Minister for Communications Hon Amy Adams Ministerial Address to 2016 Cyber Security Summit

Hon Amy Adams, Minister for Communications | 05 May 2016

Budget 2016: $22.2m to boost cyber security

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An investment of $22.2 million from Budget 2016 will enable a significant advancement in the country’s cyber security infrastructure, Communications Minister Amy Adams announced today.

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...
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