Cyberattackers are getting smarter and the attacks more sophisticated. A North Island kindergarten association is among hundreds of groups hit at the weekend by a cybercriminal gang believed to be based in Russia.
The REvil group is believed to be responsible for the attack targeting users of its remote IT management software Kaseya VSA.
Andrew Hampton is the director-general of the Government Communications Security Bureau - the country's foreign intelligence agency.
He told reporter Katie Doyle the international "threat-scape" is changing.