More Kiwis are using computers and the internet as part of their everyday lives for work and play.
We send email, undertake research, communicate with friends and family, pay bills and buy things from anywhere in the world.
The benefits are great but what about the dangers?
It’s estimated that more than half of all online New Zealanders were victims of cyber crime last year.
This cyber crime includes computer viruses and malware, credit card fraud, online scams, phishing, identity theft and more.
It costs the country millions of dollars in financial losses and the time and expense to put things right again.
Take 4 simple steps to protect yourself at www.securitycentral.org.nz