You are here Home Learn Watch out for threats Watch out for threats Safeguard against cyber security threats and stay in control The best way to beat cyber threats is to practice good cyber security and know what to look for Cyber security attacks are devastating for victims. Get to know some of the common threats reported to us, so you will know what to do if it happens to you. Make sure you know what to look for: At home The average household owns 17 devices that connect to the internet. Devices make life easier but open more ways for cyber criminals to attack. Know what to look for and how to secure them. Visit cyber security for your family and family resources to learn more. On the go Be mindful of your internet-connected devices when you’re travelling. Protect yourself when using public computers or Wi-Fi. Look at using public computers, travelling overseas with electronic devices and use a secure connection for more. In your business A cyber security incident that impacts a small business can be devastating. Learn what to look for to secure your business. For more guidance, look at our small business cyber security guide. Common cyber security threats Know what to look for to stay in control of your devices and applications Ransomware A type of malicious software (malware) that can infect your devices Online shopping Know what to look for and how to shop securely online Types of scams Learn how to identify many different kinds of scams Phishing emails and texts Emails containing malware pretending to be trusted parties. Business email compromise A type of software that grants hackers remote access to your devices Data breach Personal information can be shared with or accessed by unauthorised people Was this information helpful? Was this information helpful? Yes No Thanks for your feedback! Thanks for your feedback! Optional Tell us why this information was helpful and we’ll work on making more pages like it Recognise and report scams Learn how to recognise scams and who to report them to. Update your devices Making sure your devices are up to date is an easy way to boost cyber security. Content complexity Simple This rating relates to the complexity of the advice and information provided on the page.