Second public sector organisation hit by cyber-attack

Another Government organisation is grappling with a cyber-attack, after discovering a threat last month. The Health Research Council, which is responsible for managing around $120 million in funding annually, says it’s addressing “an incident affecting the organisation’s IT environment.” While a spokesperson wouldn’t go into detail about the exact nature of the attack, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner was …

InternetNZ and CERT NZ partner to protect New Zealanders

InternetNZ is pleased to announce its security product, Defenz DNS Firewall, is now consuming CERT NZ’s local threat feed. Defenz DNS Firewall protects Internet users from phishing attacks, malware, ransomware and botnets helping to manage online security risks. Defenz already draws on an international cyberthreat feed curated by Akamai which analyses global DNS traffic. The feed is updated in real …