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Australians are being urged to strengthen their cyber defences and be alert to online threats through a new national cyber security campaign.

The ACSC’s cyber security campaign encourages all Australians to act now and stay secure. Even small steps can make a big difference.

Australians looking to strengthen their cyber defences and help protect themselves against online threats can find easy-to-follow cyber security advice on

Ransomware is the initial focus of the campaign.

Ransomware attacks can cause serious financial and reputational damage to Australian businesses and organisations – cyber criminals are relentless in their efforts to steal money and data from Australians.

For more information about ransomware, visit:

Read the full statement here: