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Act now to defend against vicious cybercriminals

Cybercriminals are targeting Australians at an unprecedented level to steal sensitive information and money, including through business email compromise and ransomware attacks.

Business email compromise occurs when criminals exploit trust by impersonating employees or companies through email to fraudulently obtain money or goods.

Launching the next stage of the ‘Act Now Stay Secure’ cyber security campaign, Assistant Minister for Defence, the Hon Andrew Hastie MP, said the consequences of cybercrime can be catastrophic for businesses, families, and individuals.

The ACSC has published Email Prevention and Protection and Emergency Response guides, and other advice and information at

Read the Assistant Minister’s full statement on how to Act now to defend against vicious cybercriminals.