4 Apr 2024

Tech: Mediaworks hack, cyber-crime rescue, recycled malware

From Nine To Noon, 11:05 am on 4 April 2024
Sign on the Mediaworks building

Victims of a hack of a Mediaworks' database have been contacted by hackers demanding money. Photo: RNZ / Marika Khabazi

Tech correspondent Tony Grasso looks at the Mediaworks hack and how criminals are targeting individuals after interactions with the company. About 250 Indian nationals were rescued in Cambodia after they were lured for legitimate work there but forced to work in cyber-crime. And old malware called Themoon is making a comeback in the small office and home settings. It's a great way to recycle malware, but Tony says it should prompt people to think about the last time they upgraded their home router or firmware.

Tony Grasso is Principal Consultant at cybersecurity firm TitaniumDefence. He worked at GCHQ in the UK and is a former Intelligence Officer in New Zealand.