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.
COVID-19 related content
Safeguarding Australia’s critical infrastructure from cyber attack
The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has produced advice to help critical infrastructure providers protect themselves from cyber attack as key staff work remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Know how to spot phishing (scam) messages
COVID-19 – Remote access to Operational Technology Environments
This cyber security advice is for critical infrastructure providers who are deploying business continuity plans for Operational Technology Environments (OTE)/Industrial Control Systems (ICS) during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) actors targeting Australian health sector organisations and COVID-19 essential services
The Australian Signals Directorate’s (ASD) Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) is aware that Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) actors are actively targeting health sector organisations and medical research facilities.
COVID-19 cyber scams mount against Australians
Cybercriminals continue to target Australians through a range of COVID-19 themed scams, fraud attempts and deceptive email schemes, the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has warned in a new threat update.
Threat update: COVID-19 malicious cyber activity 20 April 2020
Are you cyber-safe at home?
With increasing numbers of Australians working from home to combat the spread and impact of COVID-19, the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has issued a new advisory containing tips to reduce the risk of Australians falling victim to cybercriminals at home.
COVID-19: Cyber security tips when working from home
Protecting small business against cyber attacks during COVID-19
The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has published advice on how small businesses can better protect themselves from cyber attacks and disruptions during COVID-19.
COVID-19 Protecting Your Small Business
Web Conferencing Security
Web conferencing solutions (also commonly referred to as online collaboration tools) often provide audio/video conferencing, real-time chat, desktop sharing and file transfer capabilities. As we increasingly use web conferencing to keep in touch while working from home, it is important to ensure that this is done securely without introducing unnecessary privacy, security and legal risks. This document provides guidance on both how to select a web conferencing solution and how to use it securely.
Cyber scams during the COVID-19 crisis - ABC Radio interview
Mr Karl Hanmore, acting Head Australian Cyber Security Centre, interview with Wendy Harmer and Robbie Buck on ABC Radio Sydney, 27 March 2020
Threat update: COVID-19 malicious cyber activity 27 March 2020
Cyber security is essential when preparing for COVID-19
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, organisations are developing strategies to protect staff and vulnerable members of our community.
COVID-19 malicious cyber activity
Malicious cyber actors are actively targeting individuals and Australian organisations with COVID-19 related scams and phishing emails. These incidents are likely to increase in frequency and severity over the coming weeks and months. This is due, in part, to the ease in which existing scam emails and texts can be modified with a COVID-19 theme.