Information Security incidents on the rise in NZ
CERT NZ’s Quarter One Report provides an overview of the cyber security incidents reported from 1 January—31 March 2019.
- We received 992 reports in the first quarter of 2019. This is the second highest number of incidents reported to CERT NZ in a quarter since its establishment.
- Phishing and credential harvesting, scams and fraud, and unauthorised access have consistently been highest incident categories since quarter four, 2017.
- CERT NZ received the highest number of unauthorised access in a quarter so far, with a 19% increase on the previous quarter. Just over two thirds of these were about individuals.
Unauthorised access can be costly, in this quarter 30% of incidents reported financial losses, totalling $329,000.
- $1.7 million in direct financial losses was reported in quarter one.
Read the report here :