The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has observed an increase in COVID-19 themed malicious cyber activity. Our advice and guidance will help you protect your systems, data and personal information during COVID-19. 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
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.
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.