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.
The Australian Signals Directorate’s Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) advises users of VMware vCenter Server products, including as part of VMware Cloud Foundation, to ensure their systems are promptly patched after the recent disclosure of a new remote code execution vulnerability.
ANSSI identifies campaign targeting Centreon system monitoring software
SonicWall identified an internal systems breach using a zero-day vulnerability within the SMA 100 series 10.x code.
FireEye identifies global campaign leveraging malicious updates to SolarWinds software.
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.
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Australians are being urged to strengthen proof of identity protections to help stop cybercriminals gaining unauthorised access to online information and accounts.
The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) is partnering with organisations in South Australia and the ACT to deliver cyber security assessment training services for Australian business and organisations.
This Sector Snapshot is designed to enhance awareness of key cyber security threats in the health sector and advise executives and cyber security professionals within the health sector on what they can do to protect their organisation from cyber threats. This report provides a high-level overview of the cyber security environment from 1 January to 31 December 2020.
Safer Internet Day on 9 February 2021 aims to raise awareness of emerging online issues and share strategies everyone can use for staying safe online.
Parents are being urged to be vigilant while shopping online for school essentials this month, with back-to-school shopping opening up opportunities for cybercriminals to strike.