The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) - the government body which helps agencies and power companies defend against cyber threats - published its 2012 Incident Summary (PDF)
yesterday and saw a significant increase in the number of reported attacks against New Zealand government agencies, critical national infrastructure, and private sector organisations over the year.
GCSB Director Ian Fletcher says 134 threats were reported with "at least three serious attacks every week".
Morning Report covered the figures this morning
with some commentators saying that NZ corporates and home users need to make more effort to protect against cyber threats.
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Our last poll in 2012 asked What do you think will be the biggest computer security threat in 2013?
25% of respondents chose targeted social engineering and believed spear phishing or whaling was the biggest threat to watch out for this year.