Australians are being urged to strengthen their cyber defences and be alert to online threats through a new national cyber security campaign.
The Australian Security Intelligence Organisation has launched the Think Before You Link campaign which aims to raise awareness of the threat of malicious social media profiles, and educate current and former security clearance holders to understand the signs of a malicious approach online.
The ACSC is aware of a recently disclosed critical vulnerability in Microsoft Active Directory Domain Controller systems that allows unauthenticated attackers to trivially access administrative credentials.
The Australian Government is aware of, and responding to, a sustained targeting of Australian governments and companies by a sophisticated state-based actor. The title ‘Copy-paste compromises’ is derived from the actor’s heavy use of tools copied almost identically from open source.
The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has published advice on COVID-19 themed malicious cyber activity. Our guidance will help you protect your systems, data and personal information during the COVID-19 pandemic. We will continue to mitigate and disrupt these COVID-19 related scams and we encourage Australians to remain vigilant and maintain strong cyber security practices during this time.
ACSC identified Australian organisations may have been impacted the Accellion File Transfer Appliance vulnerability and has provided mitigation recommendations.
FireEye identifies global campaign leveraging malicious updates to SolarWinds software.
Scammers purporting to be from ACSC are calling and emailing Australians and attempting to trick them into installing malicious software on personal devices.
The ACSC has observed increased targeting activity against the Australian health sector by actors using the SDBBot Remote Access Tool (RAT).
The Australian Signals Directorate’s Australian Cyber Security Centre has identified a sustained campaign by sophisticated cybercrime actors impacting the Australian health sector.
About the ACSC
The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) is based within the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD). We provide advice and information about how to protect you, your family and your business online.
The ACSC’s cyber security mission is supported by ASD’s wider organisation, whose role is to provide foreign signals intelligence and who have a long history of cyber security excellence. We lead the Australian Government’s efforts to improve cyber security. Our role is to help make Australia the most secure place to connect online.
For further information read more about the ACSC.
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