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Telstra blocks over 225 million scam text messages since April
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Telstra's SMS scam filters has continued to block millions of scam messages, with a staggering 225 million blocked since April this year.
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Norton reveals info and advice on the latest WhatsApp breach
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New reports have indicated a WhatsApp personal data breach may have affected up to 1.8 million Kiwis.
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Christmas a special time for cyber criminals - Check Point
Tue, 29th Nov 2022
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Check Point Software has released a statement to raise awareness among online gift shoppers to be cautious at all times and take the necessary precautions.
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Bitdefender launches chat protection solution to put a halt to scams
Fri, 4th Nov 2022
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Bitdefender Chat Protection immediately alerts users if malicious links are received or sent during live sessions over the world's most popular chat applications.
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Norton study highlights Kiwi's risky eCommerce behaviours
Thu, 3rd Nov 2022
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Nearly a quarter of New Zealanders (22%) surveyed said they tend to take more risks when online shopping during the holiday season than other times of the year.
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Classiscam threat expands to target leading platforms in Singapore
Thu, 11th Aug 2022
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Researchers at Group-IB have uncovered that Classiscam, a sophisticated scam-as-a-service operation, has expanded to Singapore.
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Norton research finds NZ threat landscape diversifying on social media
Fri, 5th Aug 2022
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Norton's quarterly report has highlighted the seriousness of the threat landscape in New Zealand.
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Fraud costs increase more than 10% over pre-pandemic levels
Fri, 8th Jul 2022
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"We are seeing a high volume of fraud attempts following a continued shift towards digital channels spurred by the pandemic."
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Encryption: What it is, how it can help, and what to watch out for
Wed, 1st Jun 2022
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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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CryptoRom Bitcoin swindlers – what to look out for
Thu, 31st Mar 2022
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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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COVID-19 and cybersecurity: Technology and risk in Aotearoa
Fri, 25th Mar 2022
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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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Crypto scam targets dating app users on iPhone and Android
Fri, 18th Mar 2022
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A new international cryptocurrency trading scam called CryptoRom targets iPhone and Android users through popular dating apps.
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Cybercriminals laundered $8.6 billion worth of cryptocurrency in 2021 - report
Fri, 28th Jan 2022
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Chainalysis is releasing its latest money laundering report analysing money laundering activity from the previous year. 
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