Check out the latest events and activities from Connect Smart and our Partners.



Stay Smart Online | 05 May 2017

ALERT PRIORITY HIGH: Google Docs Phishing Scam

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Users are warned to be aware of a reported phishing scam involving a fake invitation to share a Google Docs document.

Stay Smart Online | 26 April 2017

ALERT: Updates for Chrome and Firefox

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Stop using unsupported software and apply new security updates: Alert Priority High   Google and Mozilla have issued new security updates for their widely used products. Google has released Chrome 58.0.3029.81 for Windows, Mac, and...

10 March 2017

ALERT: Connect Smart and Xero warn of invoice scam

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Connect Smart and Xero are advising New Zealand business owners to review their email account security. A current email scam re-directs invoice payments to a fraudulent bank account by hacking into insecure business email accounts. You can find advice here on how to keep your business more secure

NCSC | 02 November 2016

ALERT: Disclosure of New Zealand Health Sector membership details

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On 2 November 2016, the NCSC was made aware that a targeted spearphishing campaign against a New Zealand Health Sector organisation had been successful. This has resulted in the membership information of the organisation being released to a likely malicious actor. The information included first and

28 September 2016

ALERT: Warning about phishing email

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Connect Smart warns New Zealanders to watch out for a current phishing email that appears to be from Mineral Resources Limited. Do not click on the link or open any attachment – they could contain a Trojan virus that may infect your computer.

30 August 2016

ALERT: Air New Zealand warn of free ticket giveaway scam

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Air New Zealand has warned people not to click on a social media scam promising two free tickets that is being shared on Facebook.

11 August 2016

ALERT: New Zealand Post warn of phishing email

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New Zealand Post have warned of a phishing email circulating on 9 & 10 August 2016 claiming to be from New Zealand Post.

21 June 2016

Unitec 2016 Privacy, Security and Trust conference

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The Industry Summit Day – an opportunity to discuss and exchange knowledge of Privacy, Security and Trust and associated industry issues. There will be a particular focus on cybersecurity. The event will bring together government and industry experts/groups and academics.

ANZ | 24 May 2016

ALERT: ANZ warn invoice scam impacting the building industry


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.

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.

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