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Dark web
Cybercrime in Aotearoa: How does New Zealand law define it?
‘Cybercrime’ is a term we hear all the time, but what exactly is it, and how does New Zealand define it in legal terms?
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The ups and downs and runarounds of catching cybercriminals in NZ
We're becoming more and more aware of cybercrimes but how many criminals actually get caught? The New Zealand police explain why the answer is complicated.
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Ransomware
Evolution of ransomware reaches dangerous levels of sophistication
Ransomware is reaching new levels of sophistication with dangerous results, according to cybersecurity firm SLVA. 
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The rise of cybercrime - Over $300 million lost to scams last year
As remote work pushes more Australians online, the increase in cybercrime hits record-high rates, sparking significant concerns.
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Encryption
Five data fundamentals to quash cybercrime
Cybercriminals have never been happier, with constantly growing data footprints and operational disruption escalating the potency of cybercrime.
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Why cyber risk management should be top priority in 2022
Has your leadership team spent much of the past two years in firefighting mode, responding to the issues that COVID-19 has created? Join the club.
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Fintech
The fintech fraud epidemic: Banks aren’t getting worse, fraudsters are just getting better
Fintech fraud is growing rapidly. As society becomes increasingly reliant on technology, the unfortunate truth of the matter is it also becomes more vulnerable to cybercrime.
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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. 
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Why cyber crime will continue to flourish in 2022
Cybercrime flourished in 2021, and there are no signs that it will slow down in 2022. There are several factors behind this high-confidence prediction.
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Experts place the human factor at the centre of cybersecurity strategies
An expert panel examines the human faces of the cybersecurity, the evolving role and responsibility of CISOs, and how shaping a cyber-aware security culture within organisations is integral to minimising the growing threat of cybercrime.
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SaaS
6 significant changes to online fraud we saw in 2021
After a busy year in the cybersecurity and online fraud prevention space, the co-founders of SEON Fraud Prevention weigh in on the top trends that changed fraud in 2021.
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The British Council falls victim to two successful ransomware attacks
New cyber fears as The British Council falls victim to two successful ransomware attacks.
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Cybercriminals adopt con-artist tactics to trick unsuspecting Kiwis
Cybercriminals are stepping up their game in New Zealand with a combination of cybercrime strategies and telephone tactics straight out of the con-artists playbook.
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Online credit card fraud on the rise leading up to holiday season
Analysis from AusPayNet serves as a reminder for consumers and merchants to be vigilant online this holiday season, with research indicating a significant increase in credit card fraud.
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An exclusive look at the NZ NCSC cyber crime report
Documenting the activities of New Zealand government agencies for the tax-paying public ensures one consumes a range of essential, if largely indigestible, reading matter.
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New book reveals massive flaws in Australian cybersecurity management
Cybercrime has been estimated to cost the Australian economy AUD$42 billion, according to a new book released by a UNSW cybersecurity expert.
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Australian FIs are seeking more robust crime management solutions, report finds
FIs across APAC are continuing to grapple with financial crime management strategy and investment to take full ownership and build in-house systems, buy a solution, or utilise managed services from a solution provider.
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Massive increase in cyber threats since global pandemic - report
New research has found a major increase in cyber threats since the start of the global COVID-19 pandemic.
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Ransomware
Year of ransomware continues with unprecedented surge
SonicWall recorded a 148% increase in global ransomware attacks through the third quarter of 2021.
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Dark web
Stolen data spreading even faster on the dark web - report
Increased volume of data breaches and more avenues for cybercriminals to monetise data has led to increased activity surrounding stolen data on the dark web.
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Remote working causes significant cybersecurity risks for SMEs
New research shows remote working is leading to increased cybersecurity risks for SMEs. 
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Cybercrime more common among Millennials and Gen Z - report
The National Cybersecurity Alliance and CybSafe have announced the release of the Oh Behave! The Annual Cybersecurity Attitudes and Behaviours Report 2021. 
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New cyber-criminal group discovered targeting government servers, fuel, energy and aviation companies
Researchers have identified a new, previously unknown group that has systematically attacked Russia's fuel and energy complex and its aviation industry. 
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Women and BAME individuals bear the brunt of cyber attacks - Malwarebytes research
Malwarebytes and non-profit partners have released a report revealing certain demographic groups are disproportionally impacted by cybercrime.