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Phishing
Norton research finds NZ threat landscape diversifying on social media
Norton's quarterly report has highlighted the seriousness of the threat landscape in New Zealand.
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Cybersecurity
Fraud costs increase more than 10% over pre-pandemic levels
"We are seeing a high volume of fraud attempts following a continued shift towards digital channels spurred by the pandemic."
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Ransomware
Encryption: What it is, how it can help, and what to watch out for
When sending information on unprotected networks you leave your digital life, including bank and credit information, personally identifiable information and even social media login details, vulnerable to cybercriminals.
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Cryptocurrency
CryptoRom Bitcoin swindlers – what to look out for
Since the pandemic began, there has been a concerning surge in crypto and investment related scams in Australia, in particular, a spike in dating and romance scams.
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Phishing
COVID-19 and cybersecurity: Technology and risk in Aotearoa
As New Zealand adapts to living with COVID-19, they are also having to deal with an increasing number of life-altering technologies, all of which have a substantial risk of creating cybersecurity issues for the public.
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scam
Crypto scam targets dating app users on iPhone and Android
A new international cryptocurrency trading scam called CryptoRom targets iPhone and Android users through popular dating apps.
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Ransomware
Cybercriminals laundered $8.6 billion worth of cryptocurrency in 2021 - report
Chainalysis is releasing its latest money laundering report analysing money laundering activity from the previous year.