Incident: Air NZ Airpoints customers caught in phishing scam| Otago Daily Times

Incident: Air NZ Airpoints customers caught in phishing scam| Otago Daily Times

New Zealand Information Security Incident Reported: August 09 2019

Air NZ Airpoints customers caught in phishing scam

‘We have secured the two affected accounts and are conducting a thorough investigation’ ANZ

Air New Zealand is telling Airpoints members some of their personal information has been caught in a phishing scam.
While Airpoints accounts, passwords and credit card details were not accessed, the airline says some information relating to membership profiles may have been compromised.

The airline’s loyalty scheme has about two million members but the number affected is unclear.

Source: Air NZ Airpoints customers caught in phishing scam

Incident: Auckland’s Rosehill College deletes pupils’ personal data from their own laptops | Stuff.co.NZ

Incident: Auckland’s Rosehill College deletes pupils’ personal data from their own laptops | Stuff.co.NZ

New Zealand Information Security Incident Reported: August 08 2019

Auckland’s Rosehill College deletes pupils’ personal data from their own laptops

The school website states all students must have adigital device as a “necessary learning tool”

A school which requires pupilsto buy their own digital deviceshas come under fire after all data wasdeleted from students’ laptopsduring a school-mandatedsoftware update.

The newsletter, which was emailed to parents, did not mention data would be deleted from devices during the software update. However, the“e-learning” section of the school’s website, which the newsletter contained a link to, warned any material saved on the Chromebook’s hard-driveshould be moved to the student’s GoogleDrive account.

Blakely said the school was yet to receive any complaints about deleted files but she encouraged parents to contact the school to discuss any problems that may have arisen from the software update.

Source: Auckland’s Rosehill College deletes pupils’ personal data from their own laptops

NZ Incident: Google suspends NZ ‘trending’ emails after suspect’s name released | iTnews

NZ Incident: Google suspends NZ ‘trending’ emails after suspect’s name released | iTnews

Google has suspended an email alerting system in New Zealand following criticism by the government for publishing suppressed details of a murder case, the company said on Friday.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern expressed disappointment about Google’s failure to abide by a court order suppressing the name of a man accused of killing 22-year-old British backpacker Grace Millane.

Source: Google suspends NZ ‘trending’ emails after suspect’s name released

NZ Incident: NZ Transport Agency’s cyber security under scrutiny after 82 data breaches  | Stuff NZ

NZ Incident: NZ Transport Agency’s cyber security under scrutiny after 82 data breaches | Stuff NZ

Reported Mar 5, 2019 in Stuff Co NZ

The Transport Agency has admitted 82 data breaches involving personal information prompting a call for an independent assessment of its cyber security.

Human error was the main reason given for mishandling of personal information ranging from traffic offences, to details of driver licences and individuals’ medical fitness to drive, debts and debt collection actions.

Source: NZ Transport Agency’s cyber security under scrutiny after 82 data breaches

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NZ Incident: NZ Transport Agency accused of downplaying a “massive” security breach. USB Drive Lost  | Stuff NZ

NZ Incident: NZ Transport Agency accused of downplaying a “massive” security breach. USB Drive Lost | Stuff NZ

Reported January 03, 2019 in Stuff Co NZ

A missing NZ Transport Agency computer drive containing information about more than 1000 staff is a much bigger deal than the organisation has admitted.

The USB drive disappearedwhile being couriered from the agency’sAuckland office to a Wellington security firmproducingnew staff identity cards.

The data, which was not password protected or encrypted, was a major data privacy breach that warranted an independent review of security measures, and the agency should be offering identity theft insurance to affected employees.

Source: Transport Agency accused of downplaying a “massive” security breach

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