Cyber-criminals stole $730,000 from New Zealanders within three months this year.
The complexity of online financial crime is escalating and the new Government has been handed the task of thickening New Zealands armour.
Symantec technology strategist Mark Shaw said New Zealanders should expect to see more bank accounts hacked and more money stolen next year through apps.
Artificial intelligence made light work for cyber-criminals who were increasingly using consumers as loopholes to target company accounts, he said.
Symantec technology strategist Mark Shaw says the Government must fight back against financial cyber-crime, but it cannot do it alone.
New Zealanders lost a total of $730,000 from 364 cyber incidents reported to the Computer Emergency Response Team