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Cybercrime in Australia – July to September 2019

The Australian Signals Directorate’s Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) leads government efforts to improve cyber security. Australia continues to be targeted by cyber criminals who pose a threat to Australia’s national security and economic prosperity. Cyber criminals are increasingly well resourced, and target some of the most vulnerable members of our community, our families and our small businesses, emptying their bank accounts and stealing their personal information.

Executive summary

The ACSC monitors cyber threats across the globe 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. This enables us to rapidly alert Australians to cyber security issues, and deliver guidance on what to do in response.

We provide advice and information about how to protect customers and data, networks and systems, and businesses. When there is a cyber security incident, we provide clear and timely advice to individuals, small to medium enterprises, big business, and critical infrastructure operators.

Through initiatives such as Stay Smart Online, we provide advice to all Australians on how they can protect themselves from, and reduce the risk of, cyber security threats. We are committed to fostering our nation’s cyber security resilience, and making Australia the safest place to connect online.