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The global IT outage was no accident – cybersecurity expert

In an alarming series of tweets, cybersecurity expert Ehden Biber has raised serious concerns about the recent global IT outage caused by a Crowdstrike...

Global IT outage linked to CrowdStrike: A deep dive into the controversial cybersecurity firm’s dodgy past

Today's a major IT outage attributed to CrowdStrike has caused widespread disruption across various sectors, including air travel and banking. The outage has been described...

Former NZ sports star charged with non-consensual posting of intimate images

A former prominent New Zealand sports figure has been charged with unlawfully posting explicit images of a woman online without her consent. Court documents reveal...

Scam warning for Chinese community after victims lose millions

Members of the Chinese community are advised to be highly vigilant about an investment scam emerging on some social media. Police are investigating two cases...

NZ caught up in worldwide phishing sting

New Zealand Police have joined international authorities to bust open a significant cybercrime operation, which targeted thousands of people worldwide. Under Operation Camperdown, New Zealand...

New hacking allegations against China aren’t what they seem

Washington and London are claiming Beijing sponsored a cybercrime campaign against them three years ago. Why did they wait until now? In March, the UK,...

Chinese hackers accused of cyber incident targeting Parliament

Officials have revealed that sensitive data from the country's Parliament was compromised during a cyber espionage operation attributed to China. The Government Communications Security Bureau...

MediaWorks website hacked, personal details of 2.5 million users for sale on dark web

A cybersecurity incident at MediaWorks has potentially compromised the personal data of 2.5 million New Zealanders. The breach was announced on a dark web forum...

Police, DIA send warning as investigation delivers an alleged text scammer ring

New Zealand authorities have connected on a significant cybercrime operation and charged two for their role in an alleged phishing scam, which targeted Kiwis...

Luxon briefed on ‘threats to critical infrastructure’

Officials have highlighted the need to protect critical infrastructure in New Zealand in a briefing to the Minister for National Security and Intelligence, Christopher...

BNZ ordered to refund customers in CitiBank scam

The Banking Ombudsman has ruled that BNZ must reimburse nearly $300,000 to two victims who lost $430,000 in a Citibank-branded investment scam, finding that...

Microsoft’s top leadership hacked

Members of the tech giant’s cybersecurity team were also affected in the breach. Microsoft has claimed its corporate system was hit by a “nation-state” cyber...

Must we ‘Leave the World Behind’?

The recent movie, Leave the World Behind (Sam Esmail, Dir; 2023; Netflix), based on the novel by Rumaan Alam (2020) is not what it...

Don’t be a victim of an online scam this festive season

This holiday season, New Zealand Police are encouraging people to be aware of online scams and fraud. The holiday period can already be a time...

Police making enquiries into emails sent to multiple organisations

Police are today responding to emails of a concerning nature directed to a number of organisations throughout New Zealand, including hospitals and places of...

Police confirm ‘concerning emails’ originate from single source

Yesterday police responded to emails of a concerning nature directed at a number of organisations throughout New Zealand, including schools and hospitals. Police acknowledged 'how...

‘Gay furry’ hackers hit US nuclear lab

The group calling itself SiegedSec demanded research into “catgirls”. The Idaho National Laboratory, a nuclear research hub working for the US Department of Energy, confirmed...

$198 million dollars lost to scams in the last year

Just under $200 million dollars was lost to scams over the last year according to 11 of New Zealand’s largest financial institutions. The figure has...

INTERPOL – A century of fighting crime

The flag is flying for INTERPOL today as the world’s largest policing organisation celebrates a century of international police cooperation. The International Criminal Police Commission...

Police warn of ‘illicit material’ email scam

Police are aware that an email scam has re-emerged, that references Police and other justice sector partners. The email claims authorities have done a search...

Poland suffers huge military hack – media

Poland’s War Studies University has reportedly suffered a breach in which sensitive defense data was stolen. The CyberTriad hacker group, which allegedly has links to...

End-to-end encryption hampering ability to identify online child sex offenders, say police

Police issued a joint statement with the Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT) as online child sex abuse cases rise. The joint statement wanted to highlight the...

FBI warns of phone charger threat

The federal law enforcement agency said that public phone charging sites are vulnerable to “bad actors”. The FBI has urged Americans to stay away from...

Pentagon in ‘panic’ after intel leak – WaPo

Western officials have reportedly expressed shock at the level of detail made public about US spying efforts. A recent leak of classified documents on Washington’s...

Hacker’s marketplace targeted in worldwide enforcement action

Police have taken part in simultaneous enforcement action overnight as agencies from multiple countries targeted an illicit online marketplace selling stolen digital identities. This operation,...

Major Twitter hack revealed – researcher

Malicious actors stole the data of 235 million users, making them vulnerable to various attacks, a cyber expert has said. Data from more than 200...

EU report accuses four member states of abusing spyware

All EU member states have spyware at their disposal, whether they admit it or not, a Dutch MEP said. At least four EU countries are...

John McAfee’s body ‘still in prison morgue freezer’

The Spanish authorities have yet to conclude their probe into the alleged suicide. The family of late entrepreneur John McAfee is still trying to get...

MOH invests $75m to beef up cybersecurity

Up to $75.7 million, from Budget allocations, will be invested over 3 years to increase the resilience of data and digital systems in the...

New Log4J vulnerability ‘most serious ever’, Chinese hackers already exploiting it

A critical new vulnerability called Log4j (or, Log4Shell) was disclosed last week — and at risk are hundreds of millions of devices around the...

Israeli-led Central Bank simulation preparation for the Financial Reset says Yeadon

A banking crisis simulation conducted recently in Israel is preparation for the 'Great Reset', according to Mike Yeadon, former chief scientific officer for Pfizer...

Operators of notorious dark web service jailed

A German court has jailed the team behind the CyberBunker darknet service provider that operated from a Cold War-era NATO bunker, finding them guilty...

FBI email server gets hacked

Tens of thousands of fake cyber attack warnings have been sent from an FBI email server, prompting the spook agency to launch an investigation. The...

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