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2023 Cybersecurity predictions from CyberArk
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2022 has propelled organisations forward in its own way. In 2023 we will see yet another chapter of cybersecurity threats and challenges.
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Sophos report reveals stark reality of cybercrime-as-a-service
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The report addresses how ransomware remains one of the greatest cyber crime threats to organisations with operators innovating their extortion tactics.
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Hands-on review: Norton Identity Advisor Plus
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Stealing an identity can be easy in today's cyber climate, so it's essential to have the right security tools to protect you from identity theft.
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Cybergangs are recruiting and rewarding supporters
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“An interesting trend we observed this quarter was cyber gangs actively crowdsourcing and paying people to support their criminal activities."
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The most common types of identity theft and top ten ways to avoid it
Tue 6 Sep 2022
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Put yourself ahead of today’s identity thieves by learning about five of the most common types of identity theft  and how to prevent that from happening to you.    
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How protected are migrants and refugees from cybercrime in Aotearoa?
Wed 31 Aug 2022
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Recent research has found that more than 35% of Kiwis are affected by scams weekly, so do migrants and refugees have equitable access to tools that will help protect them online?
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Cybercrime in Aotearoa: How does New Zealand law define it?
Thu 23 Jun 2022
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‘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
Fri 27 May 2022
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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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Evolution of ransomware reaches dangerous levels of sophistication
Fri 15 Apr 2022
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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
Tue 5 Apr 2022
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As remote work pushes more Australians online, the increase in cybercrime hits record-high rates, sparking significant concerns.
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Five data fundamentals to quash cybercrime
Tue 15 Mar 2022
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Cybercriminals have never been happier, with constantly growing data footprints and operational disruption escalating the potency of cybercrime.
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Silent Eight raises $40m in Series B round to aid development strategy
Fri 11 Mar 2022
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Financial crime platform Silent Eight has raised $40m in Series B round funding, which will be used to cater to the needs of its expanding customer base.
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Why cyber risk management should be top priority in 2022
Thu 10 Mar 2022
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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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The fintech fraud epidemic: Banks aren’t getting worse, fraudsters are just getting better
Fri 4 Mar 2022
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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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AURA launch first Crime Trend Report, aims to gain insight in South Africa
Tue 8 Feb 2022
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On-demand emergency services marketplace AURA has launched a report into South Africa’s high crime rate and what can be done to lower it.
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Cybercriminals laundered $8.6 billion worth of cryptocurrency in 2021 - report
Fri 28 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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Why cyber crime will continue to flourish in 2022
Tue 11 Jan 2022
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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
Tue 11 Jan 2022
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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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6 significant changes to online fraud we saw in 2021
Tue 4 Jan 2022
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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
Mon 27 Dec 2021
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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
Fri 24 Dec 2021
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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
Thu 16 Dec 2021
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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
Mon 13 Dec 2021
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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
Mon 6 Dec 2021
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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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