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'Such a mess' - IT teams work overnight to fix immigration glitch
Fri, 3rd Dec 2021
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Technical difficulties marred the first day of New Zealand's new residence scheme, with serious concerns raised for the roll-out to 95,000 migrants in March.
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Waikato District Health Board cyberattack: Cancer hub out of action in chaotic aftermath
Thu, 2nd Dec 2021
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Major cyber attack on New Zealand's Waikato District Health Board disrupts cancer treatment, prompting national emergency.
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Waikato DHB warned a cyberattack 'catastrophic for patient safety'
Fri, 12th Nov 2021
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Waikato DHB was warned its IT security was severely compromised months before a massive ransomware attack that brought Waikato Hospital to its knees.
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Weta Digital sells technology division for $2.3b to US firm
Thu, 11th Nov 2021
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Unity, which produces software for game developers and digital artists, has agreed to acquire the studio's tools, pipeline of work, technology and 275 staff.
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Watchdog expects telecommunications retail service issues to be addressed
Wed, 15th Sep 2021
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The Commerce Commission wants to see an improvement in the quality of retail services offered by the telecommunications industry.
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Widespread internet outages affect users across NZ
Fri, 3rd Sep 2021
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Vocus, an internet infrastructure provider in New Zealand, experienced a DDoS attack, causing an hour-long nationwide internet outage.
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Commerce Commission wants better outcomes for complaints about telecommunications industry
Thu, 2nd Sep 2021
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Commerce Commission calls for improvements to telecommunications dispute resolution scheme to benefit consumers and industry.
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Complete connection: the 75-year evolution of the mobile phone
Mon, 19th Jul 2021
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mobility
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75 years ago, the first mobile phone call was made in a car. How has technology changed since then and what does the future hold?.
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Datacom Group profit up 84%
Tue, 6th Jul 2021
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Datacom Group, a leading tech company, has reported a nearly doubled profit of $35m, thanks to increased demand for digital services.
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Kaseya VSA ransomware: Extent of impact yet to be seen, experts say
Mon, 5th Jul 2021
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IT specialists are warning the full extent of the harm done in the latest big ransomware attack is yet to emerge. .
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CertNZ warns NZ users of Kaseya VSA to shut it down
Sun, 4th Jul 2021
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New Zealand organisations using Kaseya VSA software warned of Russian-based ransomware attack, CertNZ urges shutdown.
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Morrison & Co join takeover of Australia's Telstra mobile towers
Thu, 1st Jul 2021
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Wellington-based investment manager Morrison & Co is part of a group buying 49 percent of Australian telecommunication giant Telstra's mobile towers business.
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Waikato DHB won't face fines for data breach, but may face liability - Privacy Commissioner
Wed, 30th Jun 2021
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Waikato District Health Board will face liability if harm is caused by patient data leaked in ransomware attack, says Privacy Commissioner.
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Internal Affairs' intelligence and investigation system panned
Mon, 14th Jun 2021
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The Department of Internal Affairs has given up on running a single investigation and intelligence system after years of trying to set one up. .
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Cyber security breach reports rise 25%
Thu, 3rd Jun 2021
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The number of cyber security incidents reported in this country has risen 25 percent since the same time last year. .
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Number porting fraud prompts extra measure from telcos
Thu, 3rd Jun 2021
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data protection
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retail
Telcos have banded together in an attempt to stamp out a relatively uncommon but potentially devastating type of fraud.
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New Zealand and NASA partner up, allowing Aotearoa to grow space industry, minister says
Wed, 2nd Jun 2021
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New Zealand and NASA have partnered up under the multi-lateral Artemis Accords, in an effort to enhance space exploration efforts. .
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Volunteer Service Abroad hit by ransomware attack but no data taken
Thu, 27th May 2021
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Volunteer Service Abroad has been the victim of a ransomware attack, however experts say no information was taken. .
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Travel software firm Serko suffers sharp losses amid pandemic disruption
Thu, 20th May 2021
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Serko, the travel software company, has reported an increased net loss of $29.4m due to the impact of the pandemic on its business.
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NZ software firm Timely snapped up by overseas buyer
Thu, 20th May 2021
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US company EverCommerce has acquired Dunedin-based software firm Timely, which provides booking software for spas and salons.
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Plan for Christchurch Call to target social media algorithms welcomed
Fri, 14th May 2021
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cloud services
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social media
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christchurch
A tech specialist says targeting social media algorithms is an important step to reduce extremist online content. .
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Xero draws massive profits in pandemic
Fri, 14th May 2021
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cloud services
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accounting systems
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hyperscale
Xero sees strong profit rebound after pandemic squeeze, adding record 456k subscribers, but falls short of revenue estimates.
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Core telecommunications services to keep being regulated to protect consumers
Thu, 13th May 2021
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The consumer watchdog will continue to regulate three core telecommunications services in order to protect consumers.
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2degrees reports record annual revenue
Mon, 10th May 2021
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Growth in new broadband and mobile customer numbers has helped 2degrees to record high revenue and earnings for the financial year.