Online gamers do face extra risks, but an antivirus service made for them may be viewed with suspicion.
Cyber crime victims lost $6.4 million in the three months to September.
Critics warn the app intrudes on people's privacy and it's unclear who is really getting the benefits.
Some companies confirmed the attackers had made contact with them.
"I think we are going to see this in New Zealand for a little bit of time to come yet."