Kiwis urged to be cautious online
Wed, 12 Sep 2012 6:49a.m.
More than 900,000 New Zealanders have fallen victim to cybercrime in the past year, according to a new report.
It has been a costly affair, with direct financial losses of more than $450 million.
David Freer of Symantec says that cyber crime is becoming increasingly diverse.
“Mobile devices are now becoming a real target for cyber criminals,” he says. “People are on them on their way to work and other times, and they’re becoming a real target.
“The other area is social networks. People spending a lot of time on social networks, and because of that it’s an easy environment for cyber criminals to get in.”
Mr Freer says that people should be careful about who they accept as friends on social networking sites such as Facebook.
Watch the video for Firstline’s full interview with David Freer.
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